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Black Forest M&M Ice Cream


At Food Network’s Summer Fest, it’s all about cherries this week.

This time, Sunny and I decided to do a joint post with the same dish. Sunny and I have two different cooking styles – mine being traditional and hers being gluten and dairy free. Visit our joint post here at Ingredient Challenge Monday.

I ♥ Cherries!

I ♥ summertime!

Black Forest M&M Ice Cream

1 1/2 cup whole milk

1 cup half & half

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup fresh cherries, pitted

1 cup M&M’s

1 tsp vanilla

1 tbsp Maraschino cherry juice (from the jar)

Whisk together the milk, half and half, sugar, vanilla and cherry juice. Add cherries and candy. Freeze according to your ice cream maker’s directions.

Or….you can do what I did (because I don’t have an ice cream maker).

Several hours (a day before or overnight is even better) before you’re ready to make the ice cream, put a mixing bowl (something durable) in the freezer.

Put your ice cream mixture in the bowl, give it a good stir and put it back in the freezer. About every 30-45 minutes check on it, and using a hand mixer or even a large spoon mix it really good to break up the frozen chunks. Continue to do this until you have ice cream consistency.

Aren’t those colorful swirls from the M&M’s so cute?

Enjoy!

~Dixie Chik~

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7 Comments

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    Pecan Pie
    August 9, 2011 at 9:19 PM

    Loving the fresh fruit that’s available this summer. Cherries included. I don’t own an ice maker either, so this will be perfect for me to try with the new KA mixer. Nice photos, it really looks delicious.

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    kankana
    August 5, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    u u u .. that is indulgence .. pure indulgence and I am drooling!! very creative and with cherries and M&M .. awsm!

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    Karen
    August 5, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    YUM!

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    Rach
    August 4, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    So pretty! And cherries are super delicious!

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    steve
    August 4, 2011 at 1:22 AM

    ummmmm – what makes this “black forest”? Shouldn’t it be called frozen cherry cream with M&Ms.

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    carolinaheartstrings
    August 3, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    That looks just delicious. I love cherries and this time of year they are so wonderful.

    • Reply
      Dixie Chik
      August 3, 2011 at 2:59 PM

      Thanks! It was very good 🙂

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