The other day I was out running errands and I about stopped DEAD in my tracks at a sight I was not expecting to see for at least another 2 months.
A Christmas Tree.
Now granted it was in the window of a landscape/flower shop and I GUESS for them they need to start thinking about the holidays back in June because they SPECIALIZE in that sort of decor thing – but I am still focused on HALLOWEEN and Pumpkin everything!
That was until I saw that tree.
Then I couldn’t shake the desire for something with cherries.
Since it was an unusually nice day – something chocolate icecreamish with cherries would do just fine.
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Nutella Ice Cream with Coffee Cherries
- 2 cup whole milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 5 egg yolks
- 1 cup of sugar
- Dash of vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup nutella
- couple really generous handfuls of halves cherries
- 1/4 cup of your favorite coffee
Over medium heat in a large sauce pan add in the 2 cups of milk, 1 cup of cream, and 1/2 cup of the sugar and cook until the sugar is dissolved (about 5 minutes).
While the sugar is dissolving beat the egg yolks with 1/4 cup of sugar until pale yellow.
Once the sugar has been dissolved in the cream mixture take about 1/2 cup of the cream mixture and stir it into the egg yolk mixture.
Once the cream mixture has been incorporated into the egg yolks, dump the egg mixture into the cream mixture and lower the heat to medium-low.
Whisk this mixture constantly until the mixture coats the back of the spoon (I took it to a temperature of 195 degrees).
Strain the cream and egg mixture into a large bowl and whisk in the nutella and vanilla extract.
Cover the bowl and transfer to the fridge to relax overnight.
In a bowl soak the cherries in the coffee and remaining 1/4 cup of sugar on the counter overnight.
Freeze the cream mixture per your ice cream manufacturer’s instructions. When there is a couple minutes to go strain the cherries and add them in.
Recipe by Heather Jurczyk, the sassy half of the duo that make up the cooking team of He Cooks She Cooks. They have a weakness for feel good, down to earth, amazingly tasty eats that almost always include the addition of beer.
From growing their own tomatoes to brewing their own beer, they like to cook from scratch as much as possible. They know what’s important. Love. Food. Beer. Visit He Cooks She Cooks for more recipes.