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Smoked Cherry Bourbon Ice Cream

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Cherry Bourbon Ice Cream

Prep Time

2 Hours

Cook Time

40 Minutes

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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

How many people are you serving?

4

    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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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!

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