It's always "Ice-Cream o'clock" somewhere. Isn't this what your heart says when it craves for some chilled frozen delight? Well, that's when you give yourself this awesome Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream!
You see, I have never really met anyone who would not like an Ice Cream. And, in fact, there is nothing really to not like about it. I love everything about Ice Cream.
Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
The thing is, I get so busy baking other things that I get tired and think about making my Ice Cream for the next day. And, there is one more thing. You see, I am a big-time foodie. I am such a foodie that I will eat things straight off the skillet (yeah, I have burnt my tongue trying to do these heroic things many times, but, habits!) So, when I make an Ice Cream I have to wait for 12 hours. And, that is a long time. You can call me impatient. But, that's who I am. I like to jump on food, the moment it is ready. I don't like to save things for later. In fact, this is the thing that my Mom wants me to learn even though I am so old now.
So, when I am making Ice Cream, I get into that patient zone within me where I feel like sitting up on a cozy couch with my feet up on the desk and watching some lazy old sitcom on the TV.
That's like my version of comfort. On top of that, you give me a bucket of Ice Cream, I will be thanking you like you have done something so good for me. Is this you too?
So, after having made a lot of chocolate desserts, I thought, maybe I should make a chocolate ice cream someday. And, it's true. Last week I was craving some Chocolate Ice Cream. I am such a foodie that I ate it up entirely within a span of 24 hours. My triglyceride levels must be hitting out of the stadium!
Anyhoo, so, today, I wanted to use my cherries after having made this awesome Cherry Blueberry American Flag Fruit Pizza for the Fourth of July.
And, I realized that today might be the best day to make this.
How To Make Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream?
Making an Ice Cream is as easy as eating one. It's simply no-biggie. Even if you've never made an Ice Cream in your entire life, I am gonna teach you how to make it. You will love it so much that you'll want to make it right away.
First, gather your ingredients:
Heavy Whipping Cream
Pure Vanilla Extract
Got 'em. Now, let's get started.
First, use a stand mixer or handheld mixer to mix whipping cream and sugar. Add your sugar in parts. This step is essential. Why? Because we incorporate air in our mixture. Air helps increase the volume of this ice cream and makes it feel creamy when you taste it.
While mixing, add sugar in parts. If you add all sugar at once, it will be really hard to get soft peaks. Remember that we need soft peaks. We don't need stiff peaks.
Once that is done I prefer adding some Pure Vanilla Extract. I really love the smell of pure vanilla extract. It makes anything taste awesome. So, I add a little more here - about 2 Tablespoons. I whisk in the vanilla in my mixture.
Lastly, I add cocoa powder (dutch processed), cherries (pitted), and chocolate chips (dark, unsweetened) and use a wooden spatula to lightly fold it with my mixture. I always take care to not whisk much at this time because that would knock off the air that I have worked so hard to incorporate.
Finally, I freeze it in an Ice Cream tin for 12 hours or overnight. And while I am about to serve, I prefer adding some more cherries, chocolate chips, and some Hershey's Chocolate Syrup.
Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
- 1 Cup Whipping Cream
- ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- ½ Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
- ¼ Cup Cherries pitted
- ½ Cup Cocoa Powder
- 2-3 Tablespoon Hershey's Chocolate Syrup
- Whisk Whipping Cream and Granulated Sugar at medium to low speed until you see soft peaks.Add Pure Vanilla Extract and whisk it well.
- Add Cocoa Powder, Dark Chocolate Chips, and pitted cherries. Mix it well with a wooden spatula or rubber spatula. Do not overbeat. Just lightly fold it.
- Pour the Ice Cream in a freezer-friendly ice cream tin. Sprinkle some chocolate chips on the ice cream and freeze it for at least 12 hours or overnight.
- Take out Ice Cream scoops and serve with some cherries, chocolate chips, and Hershey's chocolate chips.