With the presidential election season heating up, I'm sharing a recipe to help us passionate voters keep our cool--ice cream! And not just any ice cream. This ice cream is a celebration of the long, hard road our candidates are taking toward that famous Pennsylvania Avenue address.
In the Western Pennsylvania area, where my husband and I grew up, it was a real favorite. During the summer months, local ice cream shops (including a beloved chain called Islay's) often sold out.
These days, this retro flavor is difficult to find, which is why I make it from scratch with the no-churn recipe below...
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White House Cherry Ice Cream
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (about 1-1/4 cups)
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup of the liquid drained from a jar of maraschino cherries (or the syrup from making your own, see cherry note below)*
25 maraschino cherries drained well and sliced in half*
(*Cherry note: You can use store bought maraschino cherries or make your own. Check out this easy, non-alcoholic version from Food & Wine by clicking here.)
a thickened white gravy, as you see below...
When the mixture has thickened enough to prevent the cherry halves from sinking to the bottom of the pan, fold in the cherry halves. If they still sink, all is not lost. Continue freezing another hour and use a spoon to stir up the mixture, folding the cherries up from the bottom until they are distributed throughout.
To store: scoop the finished White House Ice Cream into a re-sealable plastic container or continue to re-wrap the metal pan in plastic wrap to prevent freezer burn, and...