Cherry Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
1 c. whole milk
2 c. heavy cream
3/4 c. granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
a couple of pinches of salt
1-16 oz. (1 lb.) container fresh cherries, pitted and halved
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. water
4 oz. good quality dark chocolate, cut into small chunks (the smaller the better)
Ice cream preparation:
In a mixing bowl, mix together the milk, sugar, salt and vanilla extract until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the cream. Place in a sealed container and chill in the refrigerator 4 hours to overnight.
In a medium saucepan, combine the cherries, sugar and the 1 tablespoon of water. Stir well and heat for 10 minutes until the cherries are caramelized and syrupy. Place in a sealed container and chill completely in the refrigerator.
Turn on your ice cream maker and add the chilled cream mixture and chilled cherry mixture; let it churn for 20 minutes. Add the chocolate chunks and let it churn until the chocolate is completely incorporated. Serve immediately. Yum!