Cherry Ice Cream with Chocolate Chips

Homemade cherry ice cream made with fresh, sweet cherries, milk, cream, sugar, with shaved bittersweet chocolate folded in.

There is something truly glorious about standing in the shade of a cherry tree ripe with cherries, and picking them and eating them right there on the spot.

As kids we would have pit spitting contests to see how far we could make them fly. Do kids even do this any more?

They’ve already bred the seeds out of watermelons, I sure hope they don’t breed the pits out of cherries. Call me old fashioned, but I don’t mind working for my food, pits, seeds and all.

To make cherry ice cream, you do have to pit some cherries. Takes about 10 minutes with a paring knife, but it’s a lot faster if you use a cherry pitter.

This recipe calls for regular sweet cherries, which are milder in flavor than their sour cherry cousins, but easier to come by.

Because of the mildness, this ice cream benefits from the addition of chocolate, and some berry liqueur.

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