Black Forest Ice Cream

To claim that it’s hot would be a supreme understatement. It was 108°F at my house this afternoon so ice cream was definitely on the brain.  This is one I made last weekend and it went over very well with the family.  The price of cherries has finally come down and I’ve been buying a lot of them lately.  Of course this translates into a lot of cherry desserts :)

A couple of weeks ago when I made the Chocolate Mary Ann Cake I had far more batter than my pan could handle.  I made the excess into little cakelets and froze them for another time knowing they could easily be defrosted and put to tasty use!  Let’s see… chocolate cakes… cherries… cream… the combination sounded like Black Forest cake to me.  And it’s such a good dessert that I looked for a way to translate it into an ice cream. While often in the heat of the summer, cake can be a bit too heavy… but there’s always… always… room for ice cream :)

Unfortunately I don’t really have an actual recipe to share with you.  I used a typical ice cream base of milk, cream, sugar and vanilla… and to it I added some chopped up cherries.  I put this in my KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker attachment and let it churn away.  After about 20 minutes I added some of the crumbled up cake pieces and churned for another 5 minutes then turned it out into a covered container and left it in the freezer for a few hours. Sometimes you don’t have an actual recipe and you need to be willing to experiment a bit and see what happens. I’m glad I did in this case because the end result was really tasty… and a yummy way to beat the summer heat!!!

So break out your ice cream maker… and try your hand at making ice cream.  The flavors and variations are almost endless.  There’s ice creams, sorbets, yogurts, gelatos and many vegan styles as well.  Don’t be inhibited – give it a go and I’m confident you can succeed!

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10 Responses to "Black Forest Ice Cream"

  1. WOW this looks absulutely delicious. I can only imagine how good these would be with the black forest cookies I made recently.

  2. Maybe says:

    Your picture is just amazing !!! I just received my ice cream maker but still haven’t tried it… Here in France it’s not as hot as in your place but still… besides, as you said, there’s always room for ice cream !!!

  3. Eliana says:

    Your ice cream looks irrisistable!

  4. Elissa says:

    Why haven’t I ever heard of black forest ice cream before? It’s an amazing idea! That looks ridiculously good!

  5. Hannah says:

    Wow, this sounds AMAZING.

  6. Minh says:

    What a simple concept and wow it turned out amazingly! I love the idea of adding in crumbled pieces of the cake itself.

  7. ingrid says:

    Kudos….these looks good and I like that it just has a touch of chocolate and only in the way of a bit of cake.

    Great photos!

  8. Jessica says:

    Vegan ice cream? What milk substitute do you use?

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