At the moment it is cherry season in Canberra and the cherries are plump and ever so juicy. So because there is an abundance of cherries I needed to come up with a way of using up some of the excess.
Well I have found one way to use them that is absolutely yummy – cherry ice cream.
Back in August I brought a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker and I love it. In fact I look for any opportunity to make ice cream. And over that time we have sorted out some favourites. Up until now my favourites have been chocolate with added bits and pieces such as hazel nuts or crushed up crunchy bars and my other favourite was fresh strawberry, Paula’s favourite is toasted pecan ice cream. So I make each one as the mood takes me.
But now my favourite is definitely fresh cherry.
I use the recipe that came with the Cuisinart for the Fresh Strawberry ice cream and just adapt it with various fruits such as mango, passionfruit, frozen mixed berries, whatever is in season.