My man loves ice cream. If given a choice, he would love to have it everyday, before and after every meal. So you can imagine his reaction when he realized that I don’t like ice cream. I still remember that day. It was almost 6 years back when we were hanging out as friends in a bowling arena and between the game, he decided to grab some ice cream for us.
He said ‘Let me grab some ice cream for us’
I said ‘no thanks, I really don’t like ice cream’
His jaw dropped! With a super shocking expression, he asked me ‘you don’t like ice cream? Are you serious?’
I replied with a plain tone ‘yeah’. It was no big deal for me.I won’t be surprised if he had thought that I was from a different planet with a funny palate.
Six years later, he still can’t figure out why I don’t like ice cream. My silly answer never changed ‘It’s too cold and sweet’ and then I say to myself ‘duh! That’s why it’s called ice cream’!
Well, that’s me, a weird soul in this planet who could never enjoy ice cream to that extent. Yes, I will take a tiny bite or a spoonful when it gets really hot or when I am in a rare ice cream mood.
Few weeks’ back, I got this crazy idea to make ice cream at home. It started as a pure experiment and turned out to be a success. Honestly speaking, I never felt so proud of myself after making something successfully for the very first time. And what made me even happier was when everybody who tasted it, enjoyed it. And they enjoyed it so much that they wanted me to put it on my blog at the earliest.
Don’t we all love such happy moments! I was on cloud 9, smiling from cheek to cheek.
I think what made this ice cream tasty is the softened cherry. I started with just lemon zest and honey and then, I thought of adding some more flavor. Added some red wine vinegar, some marsala wine, fennel powder and it gave a perfect balance of sweet and tart.
- 1 cup softened cherry, recipe mentioned above
- 2 cup crème cheese, softened at room temperature
- 2 cups sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tablespoons whipped cream
- 1/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
- In a mixing bowl, whip the crème cheese with condensed milk and whipped cream.
- Cover it and let it freeze for couple of hours or until it's almost hard.
- Then, take it out and whip it again.
- Add the softened cherry along with chopped walnuts and using a wooden spoon, give it a rough mix.
- Cover it and let it freeze for 8 hours before you serve it.
I have to say photo-shooting ice cream is tough and especially when you are not good at scooping out a nice ball to make it look pretty. I was struggling and after a couple of times, I thought I would throw away the idea of sharing it on my blog. But then again, it was a moment I wanted to remember and keep in my memories.
I made ice cream for the first time and my man loved it!