|Ultra rich cherry cheesecake ice cream with a drizzle of homemade chocolate sauce|
Do you see that? That is a single scoop of ice cream. Our family just doesn't DO single scoops. This stuff is so rich and yummy, a single scoop is more than enough to satisfy. It is a meal in and of itself. Wow!
We had a birthday this past weekend and this is how we celebrated by request....we REALLY like ice cream here.
Cheesecake Base*, **
*this will need to chill at least 2-3 hours before using
**would make a fabulous fruit dip too
1 cup heavy cream (this is the stuff skimmed off the top of 3 day old milk for my non jersey cow)
1 cup sour cream (I used Kalona's from grass fed cows, Daisy would work)
1 cup cream cheese, softened (I used lowfat because that's what I had)
3/4 cup cane sugar
1 TBS Cream of tartar (the original recipe called for 2 TBS lemon juice, this did the job just fine)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (I used my homemade vanilla)
1/2 tsp salt (I used 20 rotations on my grinder, just guessing the actual amount)
Stick the above ingredients in a food processor or mixer and blend until smooth. Resist the urge to eat it all right now. I used a wide mouth quart jar for chilling. It didn't all fit and I was FORCED to eat about an 1/8 cups worth. Oh the sacrifices we make for our loved ones.
The Fruit Filling
2 cups Cherries* (mine were frozen)
2 TBS cane sugar
(add ons to the original recipe)
1 tsp Cream of Tartar
2 TBS OJ **
1 TBS Unflavored Beef Gelatin
1/4 tsp salt
*Sweet Cherry was the fruit requested, but almost any fruit will do
**I think I used more though, there were a few extra shakes in the container and I didn't want to return a mostly empty container back to the fridge.
I measured my cherries, then added everything but the gelatin and let it it for a bit. I drained the juice off and mixed it with the gelatin in a small pan. I heated it, stirring frequently, until the gelatin was dissolved. I let it sit to cool, then added back to the cherries. I chose to chop my cherries at this point, but they could be left whole too.
At this point, we started getting a little impatient. We didn't want to wait for things to chill and firm. We wanted to eat yummies.....
I mixed the filling into the ice cream maker with the base and stirred a few times and served.
This is what I got:
Still yummy and decadent, but not so pretty and not quite as good as when it was all the way frozen. Two scoops was too much to eat at one time too, in my opinion.
Next time I'll wait for the individual ingredients to firm up, then fold in the filling and freeze until firm.....THEN serve.
Oh, the chocolate drizzle is this recipe: Homemade Chocolate syrup with Gelatin as thickener
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