We are having a blast trying out new recipes with our Ice Cream Depot machine. Tonight, I created a recipe for Cherry Soft Serve Ice Cream. I will admit, the strength of the cherry flavor is going to depend on the ripeness of the cherries you use. Since it’s the middle of winter in Minnesota, I used canned tart cherries. This gave the soft serve a mild cherry flavor. This summer I plan on recreating the recipe and adjusting it to be used with fresh cherries from Michigan and see how it changes the flavor.
For this recipe, you’ll need the following –
1 C Whole Milk
1 C Heavy Whipping Cream
3/4 C Sugar
1 can Tart Cherries drained, reserve 1/4 C juice
1/4 C Tart Cherry juice from above
1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum
Tools you’ll need –
Ice Cream Depot SX1000 Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine
It’s a fairly simple recipe. Dump everything into the blender and blend for about 60 seconds. If you would like it a little chunky, reserve a few cherries and toss them in the last few seconds. The blender really purees the cherries. If you have time, place the mixture in the fridge and let the flavors meld together for a few hours. But if you don’t have the time it’s not a big deal.
Once everything is mixed, pour into the top of the SX1000, set to 16 and press start.
This is a thicker soft serve and because of the xanthan, it does not melt as fast as some of the other recipes I’ve tried.
When the timer goes off it’s time to eat some ice cream! I like to use these stoneware bowls because they help to keep the ice cream cold and from melting.
Feel free to top with fresh cherries, sprinkles or any other topping you may like.