Roasted Cherry Ice Cream

In honor of National Ice Cream Month (July) and National Ice Cream Day (July 16th) I am dedicating my next few blog posts to ICE CREAM RECIPES!

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I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a good creamy ice cream! Even the non-lovers of ice cream will not be able to resist these homemade recipes!

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Today’s recipe is ROASTED CHERRY ICE CREAM

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This recipe consists of only 3 INGREDIENTS! Pretty simple right?

Cherries

Honey (for my vegans out there use Agave or Maple Syrup)

2 cans of Coconut Milk

 

Let’s get started! First up you’ll need to buy 1 to 2 lb of cherries (I live in Texas and organic cherries ran me about $3.99 a pound). Preheat oven to 450°. Place the whole cherries in a small roasting pan (I used a cake pan) and sprinkle on the 2-3 tablespoons of sugar.

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Place in the oven and roast until the cherries start to release their juices and the sugar melts and begins to caramelize (this took about 20-25 minutes for me, I stirred the cherries every 5 minutes.)  If you want to make this ice cream boozy (like I did) add about 1/4 cup of your favorite liquor! I chose to go with Ciroc Summer Colada flavored vodka.  Add the liquor the last 5-10 minutes of roasting.

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Remove from the oven and let cool.  I let my cherries marinate over night before I started to make the ice cream, but that’s optional.  To make the ice cream you need 2 cans of full fat coconut milk (13oz)

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Stir the milk so it’s nice and creamy. For sweetness add 1/2 cup of honey or agave if you’re vegan.  Add about 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.

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Add the roasted cherries to the coconut milk mixture.

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If you have an ice cream maker, pour your mixture into your ice cream maker. If you do not have an ice cream maker (like myself) freeze the mixture overnight.

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Save a little bit of the roasted cherries to add on top.

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Last step….stuff your face with this creamy sweet goodness!

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