Step 1: You will need
- 350 g cherries
- 5 medium egg yolks
- 750 ml single cream
- 150 g caster sugar
Step 2: Remove stones & puree the cherries
Take 350 grams of fresh cherries and carefully de-stone them taking care not to waste any of the fruit. Place them into a blender or food processor and puree. Once you've prepared all of the cherries puree them so that you are left with a smooth paste and leave to one side.
Step 3: Make a basic custard
Separate 5 eggs, keeping the yolks in a small bowl and discarding the whites. Whisk the yolks together until they are well beaten. Now mix the egg yolks in a saucepan with 750ml of single cream and 150 grams of caster sugar. Heat on a medium heat, stirring frequently until all the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is almost at the boil.
Remove from the heat and pour into a cold bowl or jug, and leave to cool fully.
Step 4: Combine the fruit and the custard
Once the mixture is cool, stir in the pureed cherries thoroughly and transfer everything into your ice cream maker. Check your manufacturers instructions but for this quantity you will need to put the machine on for roughly 30 minutes.
Alternatively, if you don't have an ice cream maker, you can simply pour the mixture into a tub and bung it in the freezer, but you will need to stir it regularly as it sets, which will take up to 5 hours.
Once the time is up and the ice cream has set, simply scoop and serve, and you should have one happy customer!
Home made Cherry Ice Cream, Done!