Sunday, June 29, 2014

Black Cherry Creamsicle Ice Cream and Float

We have kept the ice cream machine
busy since summer began making
fresh batches of homemade 
ice cream and our new favorite
Black Cherry Creamsicle Ice Cream.

That may sound like a strange favorite
but wait until you taste it. 

It was inspired by a Black Cherry Float
that we had at 
Pizza 712.

The base of the flavor
Virgil's Black Cherry Cream Soda.

We now have a stash of those in our
fridge constantly.  I have substituted
other Black Cherry Cream Sodas
but the kids insist that Virgil's is 
the best.

Black Cherry Creamsicle Ice Cream

2 -12 oz bottlesVirgil's Black Cherry Cream Soda
1 1/2 C. sugar
3/4 C. evaporated milk
2 C. whipping cream
1 sm. pkg. white chocolate instant pudding mix
1 tsp. clear vanilla
pinch salt

In a large bowl mix everything but the soda
together with a whisp.  Pour in the two bottles
of Black Cherry Cream Soda.  

Pour the mix into your ice cream maker
up to the fill line.  This is enough for
a 2 quart ice cream maker.

I am so in love with my Cuisinart 2 Quart
ice cream maker that I did a giveaway for one
several years ago.  (I just made two batches of
ice cream the other day, 
one with my Cuisinart 2 Quart
- didn't like the smaller one - 
and one with my Kitchenaid attachment. 
 The Cuisinart 2 Quart made ice cream
that was solid enough to scoop.  
The Kitchenaid and the
smaller Cuisinart made soup.  
Invest in the 2 Quart.)

I always make mine early in the day and after
removing the paddle, I pop it in the freezer for
the remainder of the day so it is scoopable. 
It even gets better in a couple of days -
that is called ripening the ice cream,
but who can wait that long!?? 

But we couldn't just enjoy the ice cream
by itself, we had to make it into a 
Black Cherry Creamsicle Float!

Wow, double the flavor!
This is like my Homemade
Rootbeer Ice Cream
made into a Root Beer Float!
Melt me!

Ok, this is our new favorite!!

But if you aren't in the mood to make ice cream,
any good quality vanilla ice cream
like Costco's Kirkland brand will make
a great float using Virgil's (or Henry Weinhard's
Black Cherry Cream Soda,
but don't tell my children I think that one is ok too!)

A granddaughter's selfie!


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  1. Yummy yum yum, Jacqueline. This ice cream looks and sounds delicious. Enjoy the summer, you are off to a great start with these floats. xo

  2. Yummy yum yum, Jacqueline. This ice cream looks and sounds delicious. Enjoy the summer, you are off to a great start with these floats. xo

  3. Black cherry cream soda sounds very flavorful! Happy 4th of July Week Jacqueline-have fun with the kids:@)

  4. Yummy! This looks like a great 4th of July drink, Jacqueline.

  5. Oh wow how yummy, you always manage to make my mouth a great 4th of July...


  6. A must try when we have lots of berries that grows in the backyard.

  7. Yummy...we love homemade ice cream! Adorable little granddaughter.
    Have a great week, Jacqueline.

  8. Wow instant pudding who knew!? I haven't seen Virgil's around here but I will be on the hunt. This is a must make for me.

  9. Yum,
    Gotta try this, along with the homemade root beer ice cream root beer floats! We love using the Apple cherry Cider for floats, but I think I will make the apple cherry ice cream and then floats! What a great idea!

  10. Don't know how I missed this last year, but just now followed all the enticing ice cream links around and about your site. This was SO reminiscent of those HOT Mississippi Summer Sunday afternoons, out on the big old shady lawn with that gallon freezer being cranked away by whatever young-'un we could corral for a while.

    On the very seldom Sunday when the flavor WASN'T our customary favorite, Banana, we'd usually have Papa's "Orange SHERBERT" made with a couple of bottles of Nehi Orange, a couple of Eagle Brand milks, and then whole milk to the fill line.

    What a long-lost memory! Summer smiles from over here in the Heartland.



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