Chocolate ice cream with cherries

Chocolate ice cream with cherries
Makes: 6 portions
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  • 1 tspn vanilla flavour
  • 800 ml milk
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 125 gr white sugar
  • 4 gr custard powder
  • 200 ml cherry syrup
  • 150 gr pure chocolate
  • 380 gr pitted cherries
  1. Mix some of the cold milk with the custard powder, egg yolks and sugar.
  2. Warm the remainder of the milk with the vanilla flavour and cherry syrup.
  3. Pour in the cold milk and bring to the boil while stirring. Boil gently for a few minutes until the custard thickens.
  4. Chop the chocolate and allow to melt off the heat in the warm milk.
  5. Cool the mixture down and store in the fridge until fully cold.
  6. Chop the pitted cherries.
  7. Churn the mixture in an ice cream machine according to the machines instructions
  8. Add the chopped cherries just before serving.
Stuff to know
Make the ice cream base ahead of time to allow it to cool to fridge temperature before churning.
Test the thickness of the milk. The mixture is sufficiently cooked when it reaches 75°C and when you can draw a line on the back of a spoon.
Serve the cherries warm on the side instead.