We All Scream for Ice Cream

plum berry ice creamLast year, I won a Cuisinart ice cream maker on Facebook. (Yes, it was pretty exciting.) I decided to get it out recently to make a dessert to serve when we had family passing through Albuquerque. We got some plums in our harvest box this week, and I thought they might make good ice cream. I was NOT going for healthy this time. (I was feeding 3 young guys). I found this recipe for Plum Ice Cream on notderbypie.com. Unfortunately, I did not have enough plums. The recipe also calls for kirsch, which is a fruit liquor. I had never heard of it before, and certainly was not going to buy a whole bottle of liquor for 1/2 teaspoon. I decided to resolve both problems by adding some frozen fruit into the mix. The guys really liked it!

I’m going to try to do a similar recipe as frozen yogurt next time.

Plum Berry Ice Cream
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 6
  • 5 medium plums
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup frozen berries
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  1. Slice plums in half and remove pits. Cut plums into eighths. Place them in a medium saucepan with water. Cover and cook over medium, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 8 minutes.
  2. Remove pan from heat. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add berries and stir. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. Add heavy cream and puree until smooth. (I used an immersion blender, but regular blender or food processor would also work.)
  4. Chill mixture thoroughly. Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.

What’s the best thing you’ve ever won?

Happy eating!


2 thoughts on “We All Scream for Ice Cream

  1. Tori

    Ruth Kirsch is a cherry liquer so next time you could just get some cherry extract which would serve the same purpose!!

    1. Ruth

      I don’t think I’ve seen cherry extract in the stores here. We sometimes can’t even find almond. The berries actually added an interesting flavor.


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