Thursday, July 19, 2012
And the only GOOD Blue Bunny ice cream (in our expert opinion) is the Bordeaux Cherry Chocolate. It is a delicious cherry-amaretto ice cream with chocolate chunks and chunks of cherry. It is incredible and whenever Blue Bunny is on sale, we stock up. And stock up to me means 2-3 half gallons. They last a while but we never tire of them.
This was the first copycat ice cream I decided to try was this one. The first time was too much amaretto. The second time too little cherry. And just like Goldilocks, the third one was JUST right! However, unlike Goldilocks, no bears were present throughout this ice cream testing. Even in Maine.
Serves: 10 (approximately 5 cups)
3 cups cherries, pitted, divided
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 cups fat-free half-and-half
1 cup granulated sugar
1-2 tablespoons amaretto, to taste (to be alcohol-free, use amaretto extract instead)
6 ounces good-quality bittersweet chocolate
Puree 2 1/2 cups of cherries and strain them, removing as much of the skin pieces as possible. Whisk together the cherry puree, cream, half-and-half, sugar, and amaretto. Place into an ice cream maker according to manufacturer directions. Chop the remaining cherries into large chunks. Then, chop the chocolate into small rectangular chunks. When the ice cream is ready, carefully mix in the cherry and chocolate chunks. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information per Serving, Based on 10 Servings, from MyFitnessPal.com:
Until the next time my oven is on...
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