Fresh Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

My youngest grandson requested cherry chocolate chip ice cream a few month ago, but we had to wait until the cherries were in season to delve into an appropriate recipe. The taste of ripe, fresh, juicy cherries is worth all the time it takes to pit them, but a warning: it is a bit messy and time-consuming. (If you are in a hurry, use a can of cherries or try the strawberry-banana ice cream.)

Have prepared and set aside:

  • 1/2 C. chopped dark chocolate

Blend well

  • 1 12-oz. soy creamer
  • 1 frozen ripe banana

Add:

  • 2 to 2-1/2 C. fresh pitted red cherries
  • 1/2 C. powdered sugar

Have ice creamer base well frozen.  Plug in the paddles and get the machine started.  Slow pour the mixture into the maker.

After about 20 minutes or so, add the chopped dark chocolate into the maker and allow to mix.

When the ice creamer is done, scoop out the ice cream and freeze until solid.  Serve with fresh cherries or your favorite topping.