I’m probably pushing my luck here but I decided to squeeze in one final ice cream recipe this season! And one with cherries, no less. I’m sorry, I couldn’t help myself. This drunken cherry ice cream made with Grand Marnier exceeded all of my expectations when I prepared it a few weeks ago. I served it at a food blogger potluck and everyone seemed to enjoy it! I feel like that’s the ultimate seal of approval.
I wanted this recipe to be slightly richer than my typical ice cream so instead of using 50% heavy cream and 50% whole milk I used 50% heavy cream and 50% half and half. You can taste the difference in every spoonful. It’s silky smooth without being over-the-top heavy.
I decided to puree the cherries completely for a smooth ice cream but if you prefer some texture don’t blend them quite so long. Simply process the mixture briefly and enjoy little bites of liquor soaked cherries.
Sound good? To get my recipe for drunken cherry ice cream, head over to Safest Choice Eggs!