Wednesday, July 14, 2010

So far, this summer has been all about cherries for me. There are the most beautiful, sweet cherries in the markets this year and I want to save them any way I can. I have already dehydrated several batches of them (full article on the how-to to come soon). I make Lemon Cherry Multigrain muffins with dried cherries that are a big hit around here. I will make some cherry jam this weekend and also soak some of my dried cherries in brandy to serve over a lemon pudding cake.

What I'm craving the most though is cherry ice cream. When I was young, my grandparents always took me to to a little town about 30 miles from their house to buy pints of handmade black cherry ice cream. It was absolutely worth the drive. I have not had anything like it since and I think I'm ready to give it a go myself. I have the Kitchenaid ice cream attachment that I already know works great (see my recipe for Cardamom Ice Cream). I will post when I know how it works out!