Fantastic crop of cherries this year, after 2 years of none.
With the yellow and red cherries, I have made
- Cherry, Vanilla and Lavender Jam
- Cherry Pie Filling
- Cherry and Cinnamon Samosas
and have about 10kg of frozen, stoned fruit to do something else with later.
Now the luscious dark red cherries are ripening. We have eaten handfuls of them just as they are, dripping with juice and with a lovely mix of sharpness and sweetness. Every day of sunshine sees them getting darker and sweeter.
This evening I picked some especially for making my version of Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia – fabulous flavour and not too bad on the calories (well I hope not, it IS a fast day…)
I suppose strictly this can’t be called Ice Cream, as it is made with Fromage Frais, not Cream. I decided on Gelato, as this has a softer texture, and is lower fat. Yummy.
Please note this recipe contains raw egg.
The calorie count is incorrect in the Recipe Card. On MyFitnessPal it came out to nearly 200 calories a serving! oops. If I can figure out what it doesn’t like, I’ll correct it.