Chef Chuck's Cherry Ice Cream

Gelato di Ciliegie

A sweet scoop of cherry ice cream made with a lively red wine.  I used ripe and juicy dark organic cherries, red wine with an aroma of berries, and just cream, sugar, vanilla and a pinch of salt.  The ice cream was velvety and very creamy.  Make a day ahead because of the wine added it takes longer to freeze.  Feel free to add up to 1/4 cup of red wine.  I choose "Podere Cavaga" wine from my friend Eugenio, based in Valcalepio Valley in Italy.

Cherry Ice Cream

1 1/2 cups fresh cherries
2 tablespoons red wine
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt

Wash and pit cherries reserve a handful and place the rest in a food processor or a blender.  Add all ingredients and blend.  Put mixture in an ice cream machine for about 20 minutes. Then add the reserved cherries and freeze.
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