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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I Scream for Berry Garcia

So, for our 160th anniversary, we got one of those Cuisinart ice cream makers.  This thing is really handy.

Last night I made my first batch, a take off on that Ben and Jerry variety "Cherry Garcia" - except mine is called "Berry Garcia."

Here's the recipe:

1.5 cups of berries (I used a bag of frozen berries, store brand)
1/3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup of whole milk
2/3 cup granulated sugar
pinch of salt
1.5 cups heavy cream
1.5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1.  You can chop the berries in a food processor if you want, I may next time.  Set them aside.
2.  Mix the milk, sugar and salt until the sugar is dissolved.  Stir in the cream and vanilla.  Stir in the berries and chocolate chips.  Cool the mixture in the fridge at least an hour, better two, or even overnight.
3.  Put the chilled mixture in your Cuisinart ice cream maker and let it do its thing for 20 minutes.

You can store this in an airtight container in the freezer - since its soft when you first make it, you may prefer to make it ahead anyway so it will firm up.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

(Here's a link to the machine on Amazon:)

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