I used 2 c. half and half and 1 c. of 1% milk since I had that on hand. I felt it was creamy enough and didn't get icy. I also used the full canned of drained cherries. The flavor was good, but honestly I would have been hard pressed to guess what flavor it was if I didn't know. I couldn't taste the bourbon, either.
Cherry-Bourbon Ice Cream
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke
Yield: Makes about 1 qt. (serving size: 1/2 cup)
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Total: 9 Hours, 20 Minutes
Amount per serving
- Calories: 110
- Fat: 5g
- Saturated fat: 3g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
- Protein: 3g
- Carbohydrate: 20g
- Fiber: 0.0g
- Cholesterol: 42mg
- Iron: 0.0mg
- Sodium: 76mg
- Calcium: 108mg
- 1/2 cup granular sweetener for ice cream*
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or extract
- 1/2 cup drained and coarsely chopped canned, pitted cherries in heavy syrup
- 3 tablespoons bourbon
- 1. Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a large heavy saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk and half-and-half. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat.
- 2. Whisk egg yolk until slightly thickened. Gradually whisk about 1 cup hot cream mixture into yolk. Add yolk mixture to remaining cream mixture, whisking constantly. Whisk in vanilla.
- 3. Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, discarding solids. Cool 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Place plastic wrap directly on cream mixture; chill 8 to 24 hours.
- 4. Pour mixture into freezer container of a 1 1/2-qt. electric ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions; stir in cherries and bourbon halfway through freezing. Let stand at room temperature 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
- *Granulated sugar may be substituted.
- Note: We tested with Whey Low 100% All Natural Granular Sweetener for Ice Cream. Get 20% off any time you order from wheylow.com. Coupon code: SouthrnLvg
Total time does not include freezing.
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