Fresh Cherry Ice Cream Recipe

cherry-ice-creamAt 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.

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Fresh Cherry Ice Cream
This ice cream is best made with fresh fruit when its in season. You can use any fruit, I have made it the mango and passionfruit, frozen mixed berries and Strawberries. It makes about 5 1/2 cups
Course Dessert
1/2 cup serves
Course Dessert
1/2 cup serves
  1. Place the cherries in the food processor fitted with the chopping blade. Pulse cherries until roughly or finely chopped depending on your preference. I like a mix. Reserve cherries in bowl till needed.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the milk, sugar and salt and using a hand mixer on low speed or a whisk, mix until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla.
  4. Stir in the chopped cherries with all the juices.
  5. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours but preferably overnight.
  6. Fit the ice cream paddle to the machine.
  7. Remove the ice cream from the fridge and whisk the mixture before pouring into the ice cream maker.
  8. Follow the instructions for your brand of ice cream maker. I am using a Cuisinart compressor ice cream maker.
  9. Turn the unit on, set the timer for 40 minutes and press start.
Recipe Notes

This ice cream has a smooth creamy texture. If you want a firmer consistency transfer the ice cream to an airtight container (I use a Tupperware Rock n Serve as it is just the right size) and place in the freezer for about 2 hours.

Remove from the freezer 15 mins before serving.

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Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker

cuisinart-pure-indulgence-ice-cream-makerCuisinart Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker is fully automatic.

Just add the ingredients and the machine goes to work making you consistently creamy ice cream in as little as 25 minutes.

This very versatile machine not only makes ice cream but also frozen yogurt, frozen drinks and sorbet and makes enough for a family – a full 2 quarts.

What We Like

  • It has a large spout for adding extra ingredients.
  • The exterior of the machine is made from brushed stainless steel.
  • The instruction manual includes recipes.
  • The bowl is removable making it easy to clean up.
  • It’s not too bulky so won’t take up to much room.
  • The cord is stored up inside the appliance.

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Review: Cuisinart Food Processor Blade and Disc Holder

cuisinart-food-processor-blade-and-disc-holderNow this is a great idea. If you have a Cuisinart food processor then you might have your blades and discs stored in a plastic Tupperware container or in a drawer. But wouldn’t it be nice if they were stored in a container made especially for them?

The Cuisinart Food Processor Blade and Disc Holder does just that.

The benefit of using this holder is that it is a lot safer than storing in a drawer where you can easily cut your fingers when looking around for the right blade or disc to use.  It also keeps them away from the kiddies.

Storing you blades in this holder also prevents the blades from dulling as compared to say placing them in a drawer where they may move around a lot easier.

This holder stores the chopping and dough blades, the disc stem and up to 3 discs and is suitable for all 7, 11 and 14 cup food processors or at least according to the Cuisinart website.

However, there have been a number of reviews on Amazon from people complaining that this doesn’t suit the Cuisinart DLC-5 food processor which is a 7 cup food processor. So you might want to keep that in mind if you own one of these.

Another complaint about this product is the fact that you require two hands to open the lid. This is more of a safety issue than anything as it is intended to keep children from getting easy access to the blades.

Some consumers were also concerned by the fact that the holder does not have a bottom so picking it up can involve touching the blades.

Even so apart from these issues, this product has been rated extremely well by consumers. They loved how it kept their blades stored neatly and within easy reach and how it protected the blades compared to other storage methods.

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Review: Cuisinart Power Prep Plus Food Processor Review

cuisinare-power-prep-plus-food-processorThe Cuisinart Power Prep Plus Food Processor (DLC-2014N) is one of those products that is not only rated well by those in the business but also rated well by consumers themselves.

The Cooks Illustrated Catalogue recommends it and consumer reviews for this product are outstanding.

This Cuisinart 14-c. Premier Series Power Prep Plus Food Processor is a power horse of a machine that will process through anything. I love the fact that you can put whole pieces of fruits and vegetables into this. This definitely saves on the time you would normally have in cutting and preparing foods to fit through a smaller feeder tube.

The other new feature of this model is that it comes with a stainless steel dough blade. In the past, Cuisinart have used a plastic dough blade. The new metal blade provides for smoother kneading of dough.


  • 14 cup capacity
  • 2 speeds
  • touchpad controls
  • new sleek design

What’s Included

  • custom spatula
  • recipe book
  • how to video
  • a chopping blade
  • a dough blade
  • a shredding disc
  • a slicing disc
  • instruction book
  • detachable disc stem
  • small and large pushers
  • 14 cup work bowl

What We Like

  • The wide open feed tube allows for whole fruits and vegetables.
  • The sleek new design of the Cuisinart Power Prep Plus means it will take up less room on your counter top.
  • It includes both large and small pushers.
  • The motor has a 10 year warranty and the unit itself a 3 year.
  • It comes with a separate blade and touch control for the preparation of dough.
  • All the detachable parts are dishwasher safe.

Other things to consider

  • The processor comes with an instructional video. It would be better if it were a DVD but I notice that the Cuisinart site itself indicates that a DVD is included. Both and Amazon state that a video is included. In other words, you may get one or the other so be prepared.

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Cuisinart Electric Griddler – Contact Grill Review

cuisinart-electric-griddleIf you are looking for a versatile piece of cookware that can be used both as an open contact grill, a pannini press or a griddle, then look no further.

The Cuisinart Electric Griddler/Contact Grill does it all. It has a floating hinge system that simply adjusts to whatever thickness of food you are cooking.

So it is really easy to cook hamburgers,  chicken breasts or over full toasted sandwhiches.

This appliance is so stylish looking with its stainless steel exterior that you wont want to hide it in a cupboard and it is so practical and functional you will want to use it everyday.

What We Like

  • The stylish finish
  • The three dials on the front can be easily adjusted to whatever type of food you are cooking.
    There is are temperature and indicator lights
  • Sturdy easy grip panini style handle.
  • The cooking plates are non stick and drain away fat and grease from the food for healthy cooking.
  • The cooking plates are dishwasher safe.

What Don’t We Like

  • Absolutely nothing

The reviews for the Cuisinart Electric Griddler – Contact Grill were absolutely positive except for two people who decided it wasn’t for them.  The other 125 think is the best thing since sliced bread was invented.
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