Full of cherries and chocolate chips, you will definitely scream for this delicious roasted cherry choco chip ice cream! And it’s so easy to make, you don’t even need an ice cream machine.
(If you’re a fan of roasting fruits, you will love this chocolate strawberry ice cream made with roasted strawberries.)
First up, an apology. I know we made a pact to have a no bake summer but in order to roast the cherries for this ice cream recipe, you need to turn the oven on. I can’t help it! Roasting just brings out the best in fruits so it’s totally worth the hot kitchen.
Good news is it’s fairly low maintenance. Put the cherries in the oven, go outside and enjoy a smoothie (or drink of choice). Go inside every 15 minutes or so to refill your drink (and since you’re in the kitchen perhaps check on your cherries?). You will be rewarded with sticky, sweet, amazing cherries waiting to be made into the most scrumptious ice cream. You might just decide to roast another batch!
No ice cream machine, no problem
Since I learned how to make no churn ice cream last year, we haven’t bought ice cream from the store at all. Those specialty soft serve ice cream from fancy ice cream shoppes, yes (did you see that picture of a chimney cone I posted on Instagram?). But those gallons/litres of ice cream from the supermarket, no.
Why? Making your own ice cream is so easy. I don’t own an ice cream machine and I’ve already experimented on lots of flavours. Which brings me to my second point – it tastes better! Because you put in all your favourite things, every ice cream flavour you come up with will be amazing.
Also, you know exactly what goes into your dream cream. You can be sure there’s nothing in there you can’t pronounce. And it’s just so much fun! I always get a kick the next day when my ice cream is ready and I realize, I made my own ice cream!
Roasted cherry choco chip ice cream
Like this roasted cherry choco chip ice cream. Frankly I wasn’t sure about cherries and chocolates (not a big fan of black forest cake, long story) but they came together beautifully here. Every spoonful is filled with creamy cherry and chocolate flavour. It’s seriously a summer party in your mouth.
Just stir and fold, stir and fold
And it’s so easy to make! Just watch the video below – you’ll see that making your own ice cream is really just stirring and folding, stirring and folding. Then some waiting. Then lots of eating.
So what are you waiting for? Take advantage of cherry season and make your own ice cream today. It’s fun and absolutely fabulous.
Happy stirring and folding and ice cream making!
Did you make roasted cherry choco chip ice cream? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.
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