In one night I made this recipe twice. First batch I messed up on my own (when to add the heavy cream, and then it curdled and separated in the pan). Second batch I made half the recipe. The custard base is amazing tasting, I think it will be my new "go to." I used the full cup of cherries with it, and mixed in an additional tbsp of amaretto while letting it sit overnight while the custard chilled. Final product was delicious! I think next time I'll add a little almond essence as well (for pop).
Martha Stewart Member
i made this icecream and thought it was awful. i cut the cherries in half and they still tasted like frozen hard balls. and the choc was so hard not enjoyable eating at all. but the icecream base itself was good. so i used mirashino cherries and diced them up. then i made a cherry rum ganache which went very well with the cherries. and doubled the rum the cherries soaked in. the end result was very smooth and tasted like cherry cordial icecream!! Awesome!!
Martha uses Kitchen aid mixers on her show. I would think that they used one of her many Kitchen aid mixers with the ice cream maker attachment. I have one and it works really well. I cannot wait to make this recipe. YUMMMY!