My wife, Stacey, knows that I have a love affair with ice cream and, lucky for me, she gladly feeds into it even though she doesn’t like ice cream! Every other week it seems I am surprised by one or two of those personals cups of Ben and Jerry’s in our freezer and I am sure it was this love affair that was the inspiration for this recipe of homemade ice cream.
The fresh cherries soaked in bourbon play well together with the sweet cream and, a bite of a bigger-than-average dark chocolate chip, it’s Heavenly. I like to save a couple of those chocolate morsels for the very end of a bowl, but if I’m eating with a cone I enjoy it as it comes.
The choice of ingredients came from what we had around our house at the time (including some left over bourbon from a camping trip). Stacey loves to use ingredients that are either left-overs or left-outs, creating memorable desserts like this pie.
Simple Homemade Ice Cream
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
How: Begin by freezing a container for your ice cream. Beat heavy cream until it is stiff. In a separate bowl add flavors and/or toppings to condensed milk (such as chocolate chips, roasted strawberries, cookie dough) then fold in whipped cream. Immediately freeze and serve when solid (4-6 hours) *I made the bourbon soaked cherries by just soaking freshly cut ( halves) dark cherries in bourbon for about an hour, gently drain bourbon and add the cherries and dark chocolate to the ice cream mixture.
Around our house we have a couple of rules: 1) take your time 2) speak your mind. They are good rules to live by, especially when you are enjoying this ice cream. The first bite makes you want to scream out “MMMmmm!” which is encouraged, especially when it’s followed by an uninhibited dance party.