RECIPE: Cherry Pie Ice Cream

For cherry fans this summer will be a good one as positive growing conditions will see an abundance of quality Australian cherries on shelves.

There are so many ways you can use cherries and we will sharing a couple of ideas with you over the coming week. To get you started try the following recipe for Cherry Pie Ice Cream – this will cool you down while satisfying your sweet tooth:

Makes approximately 1.5L


Australian Cherries_Cherry Pie Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1L good quality vanilla ice cream
  • 150g ready-to-eat sweet shortcrust pastry base
  • 2 cups (400g) cherries, pitted
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • ¼ cup icing sugar mixture
  • 1 tsp cornflour

Method

Place cherries, lemon juice, almond extract, cinnamon and icing sugar mixture in a bowl and leave to macerate for 20 minutes.

Transfer cherry mixture to a saucepan over medium-low heat and cook for 6 minutes until syrup thickens and cherries have softened.

Transfer mixture to the pastry case and set aside to cool completely.

Place ice cream in a food processor and pulse until smooth, then transfer mixture to 1.5L container.

Crumble cherry pie in large pieces into container and gently stir through.

Place in freezer until firm.

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