Easy cherry ripple ice cream recipe

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  • Serves 8
  • 5 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook, 4 hrs 00 mins to cool
  • 241 calories / serving
  • Freezable
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Summer treats don't get much more luxurious than this deliciously creamy ice cream. Combining sweet cherries with zingy lime, ice cream and an optional glug of rich cherry brandy, it is the ultimate grown-up dessert. 

Heat the pitted cherries in a saucepan with the sugar, lime and cherry brandy (if using). Bring to a simmer and cook for 35-40 minutes, until the mixture is thick and sticky. Remove the saucepan from the heat and leave the mixture to cool completely.

Pour the softened ice cream into a large freezer-proof container with a lid and add three quarters of the cold cherry mixture. Using a large spoon or spatula, gently swirl the cherry mixture through the ice cream to create a ripple effect. Freeze for 4 hours, or until solid.

To serve, scoop the ice cream into bowls and spoon over a little of the remaining cherry mixture, if you like.

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  • Ingredients

  • 500g (16oz) cherries, pitted
  • 250g (8oz) jam sugar (ie with pectin)
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp cherry brandy or kirsch (optional)
  • 600ml (1pt) vanilla ice cream, softened
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  • Energy 1022kj 241kcal 12%
  • Fat 5g 7%
  • Saturates 3g 15%
  • Sugars 49.3g 55%
  • Salt 0.1g 1%

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Carbohydrate 49.9g Protein 2.4g Fibre 1.4g

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