Before we start I should probably clarify that this is a recipe for Old Fashioned flavour ice cream, not ‘olde fashioned’ ice cream. No mis-placed ‘e’s here I’m afraid.
It’s boozy and creamy with a nice tangy bitterness from the orange. The flavour actually reminds me a bit of my mums Christmas ice cream, which I realise makes it seem out-of-place for springtime, but it’s pretty tasty so I’m prepared to overlook it!
This one is a special request from Mr Colonial Cravings. I believe his thought process went like this, “I quite like Old Fashioneds. I quite like ice cream. I think that they should be friends.” I have to say that they certainly seem to get along famously. I think this could be the start of a beautiful friendship…
85g pitted cherries (frozen ones work well)
300ml double cream
175g condensed milk
40ml good bourbon (I used Woodford Reserve)
1 tsp vanilla paste
zest of 1 large orange
Put the condensed milk and cream in a large mixing bowl and beat it until it is light and fluffy and forms quite stiff peaks. Add the vanilla, bourbon and orange zest and beat the mixture for a further minute or two. Now carefully fold the cherries through the creamy mixture. Pour the whole lot into a freezer-proof container and freeze it for several hours, until it is set firm. What could be easier…?