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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

cherry ripe ice cream - take one

I promised to share about my experiment with cherry ripe ice cream, some time ago and this post has been hanging about in draft form for way too long.

 Cherry Ripe's are B1's favourite chocolate bar so I thought I would have a go at creating an ice cream with the taste and feel of a cherry ripe.
Now for readers in other countries I discovered that a Cherry Ripe is uniquely Australian.
It used to be a Macrobertson chocolate bar and retained the name for many years even after Cadbury took over the company.
For more information go here:
So to describe the chocolate for those not familiar with it.
It has a sweet cherry and coconut filling that is wrapped in dark chocolate, it is a long, flat bar.

For my first attempt I made my normal chocolate ice cream base and then added some desiccated coconut and frozen cherries that I had heated through with a little dextrose and mushed slightly.
I didn't think there were enough cherries in it so at the last minute I added a can of cherries that I had in the pantry.
Some people then thought it had too many cherries in it.
I drizzled it with some dark chocolate melted with some coconut oil to serve it.
It was nice but I think there is room for improvement.

On my next take I am going to go for a cherry based ice cream and put coconut flakes through it, then to serve it I am going coat it in chocolate crackle topping (chocolate and coconut oil).

Since then a have I also made a Snickers (my favourite chocolate bar) ice cream that was to die for!
 Seriously it is the best ice cream I have ever tasted and every family member agreed along with a visitor who was lucky enough to be here at the time!
There is no way anyone would know it had no sugar in it.
I will make it again to get the quantities right before I share it with you- maybe I should do that this weekend!!!
It really is just too delicious for words!

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  1. It's fun to experiment. Bookmaking this one for Summer

  2. Sounds delicious Deanne. I make a honeycomb icecream that is really delicious. If you go and search my big, it is there somewhere. I could probably email the lnk to you if you want.

  3. Please share the Snickers recipe as soon as you have mastered it! Sounds fabulous! x

  4. Hello Deanne, Homemade ice cream is something that I have never tried making. You are and inspiration. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my journal post. Have a wonderful day, Connie :)

  5. If you perfect this it will be a big hit. I suspect you may need to use glace cherries to make it really taste like cherry ripe but they aren't "healthy". Cherry rips are one of my favourites but I find them too sweet these days.

  6. Hi Deanne,
    Your Cherry Ripe Ice Cream looks delicious, I can't wait to make it. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
    A New Follower

  7. That ice cream looks delicious. I have never heard of Cherry Ripe candy bar, before! I need to move to Australia :)


  8. Mmmmmmmm. It looks awesome to me. I can't believe people complained about it having too many cherries. It is not possible to have too many cherries (A bit like having too many shoes.)
    Concincidently we did some baking with a Cherry Ripe theme at Chez 'Abulous this week.

  9. Hi Deanne,
    I shouldn't have read this after dinner.
    I'm feeling a craving coming on......big time!
    Tania xx

  10. This sounds fabulous...I love dark chocolate and coconut! One of the best food combos out there...

  11. Yum, that candy bar sounds delicious! I may have to search it down here in the states & give it a try. The ice cream looks good to me - I can never have too many cherries!


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