Sour Cream Ice Cream With Black Cherry Balsamic Drizzle

To most, sour cream ice cream sounds a little funky. Don’t judge an ice cream by its contents. This creamy ice cream gets a lovely tang from both the lemon juice and the sour cream. It plays very well with the sweet richness of the Black Cherry Balsamic. You can thank me later.

Serves 8

24 ounces sour cream
3/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup whole milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
For Drizzle
½ cup North Conway Olive Oil Company’s Black Cherry Balsamic
Sliced black cherries (garnish)
Mint (garnish)

Combine sour cream, heavy cream and milk in a large bowl.

Add sugar and whisk until sugar is dissolved.

Stir in the lemon zest and juice; chill overnight.

Churn mixture in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions.

While ice cream is churning, make the drizzle. In a shallow saucepan, bring vinegar to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer the vinegar for about 1 minute, swirling pan a few times as it just begins to evaporate. Cool to room temperature before use.

Scoop ice cream into serving bowls. Drizzle the ice cream with the slightly reduced Black Cherry Balsamic. Garnish with cherries and mint or other seasonal fruit.

Chef’s Note: Do not evaporate too much of the balsamic, otherwise you will end up with an almost “hard candy” clump when it cools.

North Conway Olive Oil Company

Olive oil is the liqueur of the gods. The golden fluid is ripe with nutrients, flavors and the wondrous ability to make ordinary foods memorable. But the quality of oils can vary greatly. At North Conway Olive Oil, care has been taken to offer the most nutritious and fresh oils available, including a recent award-winner, Melgarejo Hojiblanca. Along with great olive oils, co-owners Bill Kittredge and Matt DiBenedetto also offer up to 55 balsamic vinegars sourced from Modena, Italy. To help customers envision a variety of uses for the oils and vinegars, the duo has connected with Chef Steffani Adaska to offer regularly scheduled cooking classes. The $40-classes include instructions for a three-course meal and a 200 ml bottle of oil or vinegar of your choice.

North Conway Olive Oil Company
2730 Whittier Hwy., North Conway
Second location is now open in Settlers Green Outlet Village, (603) 307-1066
Steffani Adaska offers cooking classes, recipe and menu development, and event hosting.


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