Amarena Cherry Ice Cream with Toasted Almonds | Serves 6

Amarena Cherry Ice Cream with Toasted Almonds | Serves 6

For most of us, the festive season in South Africa means sweltering hot summer days, and what better way to cool off than with a refreshingly cool and delicious cherry ice creamThe literal and metaphorical “cherry on top” being the fact that it’s made with real imported Italian cherries!  

500ml single cream 

125ml full cream milk 

80ml (1/3 cup) castor sugar 

half a vanilla bean, seeds scraped 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

2 tablespoons honey 

a pinch of salt 

50g almond flakes, toasted 

3 tablespoons Amarena cherries, drained 

Place the cream, milk, sugar, vanilla seeds, and honey in a small saucepan. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir in a pinch of salt. 

Pour into a jug and set aside to cool to room temperature. Cover and chill overnight. Transfer to an ice cream maker and churn as per the manufacturer’s instructions. 

Fold the toasted almond flakes and cherries into the ice cream and spoon into a loaf tin. Cover with foil and freeze until firm. Drizzle with reserved cherry syrup and a few extra sweet cherries nestled on top. 

If you prefer a soft serve consistency, serve straight from churning. 

Did you enjoy making this gorgeous Italian recipe? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below. Better yet – share your pics on social media and tag us @bole.foods Ciao bella! 

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