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Smoked Cherry Bourbon Ice Cream

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Cherry Bourbon Ice Cream

Prep Time

2

Hours

Cook Time

40

Minutes

Serves

4 - 6

People

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What's this?

Everything's better with a little smoke and bourbon. Juicy, smoked cherries are simmered into a sugary bourbon reduction and folded into a creamy homemade vanilla ice cream. Don't miss out on this punch of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Cherries, Pitted

  • 1 Tablespoon water

  • 2 Tablespoon sugar

  • 3 Tablespoon bourbon

  • 1 Cup milk

  • 1 Cup heavy cream

  • 1/2 Cup sugar

  • Pinch salt

  • 6 egg yolk

  • 1 Vanilla Bean, Split Lengthwise

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set grill temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.
  • 2

    Lay cherries out on a sheet tray and place directly on the grill grate. Smoke the cherries for 30 minutes. Remove from the grill and set aside.
  • 3

    Place cherries, water, and sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook 10 minutes until liquid has reduced and is syrupy. Remove from heat, stir in bourbon and set aside.
  • 4

    Place milk, cream, sugar, salt, egg yolks and vanilla bean in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer whisking constantly. Cook until sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • 5

    Remove from heat and strain into a heatproof bowl placed over an ice bath. Cool completely.
  • 6

    Place ice cream base in your ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer's instructions.
  • 7

  • 8

    Remove from ice cream machine and fold in the cherry mixture before transferring to the freezer. Let chill at least 2 hours before stirring. Serve with extra bourbon cherries and sauce if desired. Enjoy!