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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Chunky Cherry Ice Cream


Bountiful fruity bits in chilled creamy goodness,this frozen treat calms the craving for the cool.With fruit lovers as in my family,the fresh berries and stone fruit rarely make it to recipe,a smoothie at the best or an ice cream or fruit pops are always worth waiting for.


I haven't done anything hugely different in this Ice cream,except for flavoring with generous load of fresh cherries,otherwise it follows the same method as in all the ice creams that I recreated or adapted from Rachel Albert-Matesz's Ice Dream Cookbook.The vegan healthy ice cream,uses dairy free substitutes as Coconut milk for heavy cream and low calorie sweetener for plain sugar.You can find more details about these ingredients used from my earlier post.

Recipe : Dairy free Chunky Cherry Ice Cream ,inspired by Rachel Albert-Matesz recipes as in Ice Dream Cookbook.

Yields 1 3/4 cup
Ingredients
one 14 ounce can Coconut milk(preservative free,I use Thai Kitchen brand)
1 pound fresh cherries,seeded and chopped
1/4 cup honey,agave nectar or 1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup cool or cold filtered water
2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin or 3/4 teaspoon agar agar powder (not the flakes)
pinch of salt


Method
1.Warm the water in small sauce pan.Sprinkle the gelatin or agar-agar,do no stir,let dissolved completely 4-5 minutes.Turn off the heat.
2.Process halve of the chopped cherries in a food processor or vitamix until finely chopped,the add the coconut milk,sweetener(honey or agave),salt,the gelatin or agar-agar mixture and blend again until well combined and smooth.
3-Pour into one or more wide-mouthed jars. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours before churning.

4-Scrape the chilled custard into the canister of your ice cream maker. Churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.Mix in the rest halve of the chopped cherries.

5-Serve immediately or spoon into several 8-to 16-ounce freezer safe containers. Cover and freeze for 3 or more hours for a firmer texture.

6-Soften solidly frozen dessert by placing it in the refrigerator for 30 to 45 minutes or on the counter for 15 to 30 minutes before serving.

Without the Ice cream machine method
After the step 2,transfer the Ice Cream mixture in to a freezer proof container,preferably air tight.Freeze for about an hour,then get the container out and whisk the mixture using a spatula or hand held whisk or electric whisk to break the ice crystals forming over the edges of the container.Freeze and whisk again after 30-40 minutes ,repeat this for about 6 hours until the mixture is almost frozen.Serve immediately or freeze.Do as in step 6 to serve.



Have you screamed for Ice cream yet?What's keeping you from?.The heat is on,inspirational ideas are here.Wait no more,feel the joy of home made ice cream.Create one healthy frozen and share the recipe with Health Nut Challenge 6 :I Scream for Ice cream before June 30th.

47 comments:

Happy Cook said...

Wowo I love cxherry ice cream and this jus tlooks so so yumm. We stil have to wait for the cherry season.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That ice cream looks delicious! Yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy delicious ice cream

Sayantani said...

looks delicious!

Sarah said...

The fascinating colors got me hooked to the picture and I love the cherries as much as the berries =)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I am sure that is a wonderful delicious ice-cream for cherry lovers, as they get the flavor and the chunks are a super bonus :)

Swathi said...

Yasmeen,

Chunky cheery ice cream looks delicious. I thinks i need ice cream now. There is typo error in your post only June 30th no 31st.

Anncoo said...

WOW! This is so yummy and I need this to beat the heat!

Satya said...

wow cherry ice cream ...looks awesome ..very lovely color n presentation ...thanks for visiting my blog yasmeen ...ur blog is very beautiful with different n unique recipes...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Ice Cream looks awesome. Must have tasted Yummy as well.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

An Open Book said...

The pic on the header looks so pretty...

Jamie said...

You are on the Ice cream spree.I'm loving all of them.

divya said...

Mmm looks delicious! YUM!

Joanne said...

I love that this uses coconut milk and agave rather than regular milk! Is the gelatin just to replace eggs?

Yasmeen said...

Thank you all (:
Joanne,the gelatin gives smoother texture,prevents ice crystal growth during freezing and storage.

Pam said...

Two of my absolute favorite things, cherries and ice cream, wrapped up into one! I must try it your way once I get the ice cream maker out! Yum!!!

Salsa Verde said...

Hi Yasmeen,
Thanks so much for your visit and kindness.
I loved your blog and I'll gonna take your link with me in order to come back. Congratulations for all the lovely recipes you have here.
Love,
Lia.

Nisrine said...

Coconut milk and cherries sound amazing together and so healthy!

xo

Kiran said...

Delicious and healthy cherry icecream.

Priya said...

Yummmm!!!thats a tempting cherry ice cream, truly makes me drool..

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

I heart Thai Kitchen coconut milk. Cherries never last long enough in our house for actual recipes but this one looks so good, we may have to hold back on our cherry gobbling! :)

Sathya Sankar said...

Ice cream looks delicious !

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

never tried ice cream at home,after seeing ur version paln to try.thanks for sharing the healthy ice cream recipes...

MamaFaMi said...

Lovely looking icecream!

Pavithra said...

Wow wonderful idea with coconut milk and cherry .. Really I loved the recipe yasmeen this is must try one in this season.

3 hungry tummies said...

It is wet and cold here but I would gladly have a big scoop of that!

Vegetarian Zest said...

I feel like having a scoop of it.

s said...

cherry ice cream is such an novel and gorgeous flavour. LOVe it....

Foodessa said...

Yasmeen...thank you for showcasing such a recipe. I may not be a fan of gelatin...I am however going to look a lot closer at how I can use Agar.
BTW...I absolutely crave those cherries from your gorgeous page header. Fantastic photo ;o)
Flavourful wishes, Claudia

Reshmi Ahmed said...

Saw your blog and speechless !!! Commendable work and beautiful photography !!!

Thank you soooo much Yasmeen for leaving a comment, which makes me jump with joy.....You are the first to comment on my blog. Being a fresher to this blogging world, didnt take it so serious about it until now...your comment makes me to blog and post recipes seriously from now on inshallah :-)
Thank you once again :-)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Lovely ice cream Yasmeen, what a coincidence, i posted my recipe in my blog and saw a similar recipe in your blog too.
I successfully posted my recipe through your form.

Nitha said...

Delicious ice cream.. looks awesome..

Mary said...

This is a lovely looking ice cream This is my first visit to your blog, so I spent some time reading your earlier post. I really like your recipes and the tone of your blog. I'll be back often. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Cathy said...

Hi Yasmeen - Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for leaving a comment. I'm so happy I found you. Your site is wonderful and I can't wait to browse through your posts.

Cherry ice cream is one of my favorites and I love the idea of substituting coconut milk for the cream in a recipe.

Padhu said...

I love cherry ice cream and yours looks awesome!!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What a heavenly ice cream with coconut milk and cherries! Such a scrumptious treat!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

What a fabulous cup of cherry icecream! Looks awesome. Love the header picture!

Sook said...

Although I am not a big fan of cherries, the ice cream looks so appetizing!

Niloufer Riyaz said...

im drooling over the ice cream . delicious.

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jais said...

ice cream looks so nice

Bergamot said...

Simply yummy

Linn @ Swedish Home Cooking said...

That is what I call yummy! Mm. You just gave me a sugar craving. So delicious.

Lori said...

This sounds so good! I just recently tried coconut milk in my ice cream maker and loved it! Congrats on making the Foodbuzz top9!

Pacheco Patty said...

Cherry ice cream, what a delicious way to enjoy fresh cherries, congratulations on your top 9 today!

Rachana said...

I love cherries and am sure gomma love this icecream too :-)

Parita said...

Bookmarked! Love cherries and this ice cream looks fabulous!

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