With summer in full swing, we’re celebrating one of our favorite fruits: cherries. We’ve partnered with Sprouted Kitchen to bring you fresh recipes, ideas, and cooking tips.
Cherries, like strawberries, become concentrated and jammy when roasted in the oven. That’s a good thing for several reasons: The heat cooks some of the water out, allowing the pure cherry essence to come out and making them less icy when incorporated into an ice cream recipe. Roasted cherries taste great over yogurt or even in a salad.
This recipe is a perfect summer option for those who choose to stay away from dairy. It is made with coconut milk, so it is still nice and creamy while being lactose-free.
Making your own ice cream allows you to get creative with flavor combinations as well as keep all the ingredients natural and fresh. Agave nectar is used here as a natural sweetener, but it also prevents ice crystals from forming. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can chill the mixture in the freezer and whisk it vigorously every 20 minutes to incorporate some air into it. Continue to do this until you’re unable to stir it any longer.
The ice cream itself has chocolate and toasted coconut mixed in, but it’s also nice to serve it with a little more of both on top. If you’re feeling decadent, you can serve it with a dollop of fudge or between two cookies for a homemade ice cream sandwich.