My favorite ice cream in the whole wide world is Blue Bunny’s Bordeaux Cherry Chocolate. I love scooping that ice cream in a glass cup and pouring just a bit of milk over top of it. That gives it a soft, icicle-y texture. Sooooo good! Well. Kroger (where I shop) doesn’t carry this ice cream, so I have had to go without for the past year or so. But no longer!! Say hello to homemade bordeaux cherry chocolate!
And if you want to go the extra mile, then say hello to homemade bordeaux cherry chocolate ice cream sandwiches!! What!?!? Ice cream sandwiches are one of my most favorite things in this world. To combine these two things into one almost brings a tear to my eye. Ok, I’ll stop being a dork. :) But seriously. Soooo good.
How to make the ice cream:
Just follow the cuisine art recipe for simple vanilla ice cream and add almond extract, cherries, and finely chopped dark chocolate chunks. Easy!
Yield ~5 cups
|1 c whole milk|
|3/4 c sugar|
|2 c heavy cream|
|1 T vanilla|
|1 t almond extract|
|1 c dark sweet cherries (chopped)|
|1/2 c bittersweet dark chocolate chunks (finely chopped)|
Notes: I actually feel that all that heavy cream makes the ice cream too rich. I substitute 3 cups of 1% milk for the whole milk and heavy cream and find that to be delicious. It is less creamy and more yogurt-like but it cuts down the calories A LOT (329 calories per 1/2 cup to 170 calories).
How to make the ice cream sandwiches:
Follow this recipe: Ice Cream Sandwiches Tested Recipe
I wouldn’t change a thing! The sandwiches are nice and soft and stay that way in the freezer for days afterward. (I’m not sure just how long they keep because they didn’t last too long before getting eaten…by me). Oh, and I take take that back, I actually did change one thing. I added some almond extract to go with the ice cream. I was mucho pleased with the result.