Showing posts with label cherries. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cherries. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

No-Churn White House Ice Cream (No Machine Needed): A Non-Partisan Recipe by Cleo Coyle

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. 

White House is a classic American ice cream flavor that can be traced back to at least 1929, when it first began appearing in newspaper ads. But it more likely originated in the late 19th or early 20th century.

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...

A note from Cleo...

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crime-writing—her husband.
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My no-churn version of this ice cream classic is incredibly easy to make, requires no cooking or ice cream machine, yet produces a lovely, creamy, absolutely delicious dessert. For my husband, it brings back especially fond memories since it was his favorite flavor during his boyhood.

And for those of you who are not fans of the White House (the ice cream, that is, since this is a non-partisan post!), I have good news.

Like the coming November ballot, more than one choice awaits you...

To get my recipes for "A Better" No-Churn Chocolate, No-Churn Vanilla, or No-Churn Coffee ice cream with a free, downloadable PDF of all three recipes, click here or on the photo above.

For my No-Churn Vanilla Bean ice cream recipe (also with a free PDF and tips on how to work with vanilla beans), click here or on the photo above. . . . 

And what about today's recipe?

Here's the scoop!

To download this recipe
in a free PDF that you can
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How to Make No-Churn 

White House Cherry Ice Cream

Makes a little over 1 quart (1 liter), about 5 cups


2 cups heavy cream (aka heavy whipping 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.)


(1) In a chilled metal, glass, or ceramic bowl, beat heavy cream with an electric mixer until thickened. How thick exactly? 

Do not create whipped cream. 

Instead, beat the cream only until it resembles
a thickened white gravy, as you see below...

(2) Now add the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and 1/4 cup of liquid from the jar of maraschino cherries...

With the mixer on low, blend the mixture well until smooth.Do not add the cherries or they will simply sink to the bottom of your pan. Instead...

(3) Pour the mixture into a chilled 9 x 5 metal loaf pan. A metal pan will conduct the cold better than a sealed plastic container. Do not fill pan to the very top. Place pan in the freezer uncovered for about 90 minutes to 2 hours. 

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. 

(4) Use the back of a large spoon to smooth the top of the ice cream in the pan. Wrap the loaf plan in plastic wrap, keeping the plastic from touching the ice cream. Place the pan in the freezer for 8 to 12 hours more. 

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...

Eat with joy!

~ Cleo Coyle
New York Times bestselling author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

No-Guilt Chocolate Cherries for Valentine's Day from author Cleo Coyle

There is an old joke about deciding
what to eat on February 14th...


"Honey, what are you making for Valentine's Day?"



Whether you're making reservations or a seven course meal, I have an insanely easy recipe for your consideration. 
It has very few calories; is absolutely delicious; and makes a fun, after-dinner sweet to serve with coffee, tea, or liqueurs.

And if you're not celebrating Valentine's Day, even better because these mock chocolate-covered cherries make a fantastic cheer-me-up treat any evening of the year. 
In fact, I ought to call these "Chocolate Cheeries"—and you're about to see why...
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Cleo's Mock
Chocolate Cherries (Cheeries?)

I've made traditional chocolate-covered
cherries in the past, and even published a
recipe for the classic candy. (You can find
it in book #8 of our Coffeehouse Mysteries, 
Holiday Grind.)

This recipe came about during my testing for
the Black Forest Brownies in our newest entry, Once Upon a Grind.

Black Forest Brownies from the recipe section of
Once Upon a Grind: A Coffeehouse Mystery

During the recipe testing, I soaked cherries in various alcohols and liqueurs to see how the results would taste. In the end, I settled on traditional Kirsch (cherry brandy) or white rum for the Black Forest Brownies. And that recipe will work with fresh or frozen cherries as well as maraschino.

During those recipe tests, I was surprised to discover that soaking maraschino cherries in crème de cacao creates a pretty darn delicious mock chocolate covered cherry.

My husband, Marc, was skeptical. He didn't believe they would taste like a chocolate cherry. But he's a believer now...


1 Jar Maraschino Cherries (with stems)
rème De Cacao

Directions: Open the jar of cherries and drain all the liquid, keeping the cherries intact and inside the jar. Pour the crème de cacao into the jar until the cherries are covered. Seal the jar and store in the refrigerator for 24 hours. The "cheeries" are now ready to cheer you up. 

Be sure to label the jar, especially if the grandkids are coming over. Spiked cherries on a hot fudge sundae sounds pretty darn amazing to me, but it's probably not a good idea for a five-year-old. 

Finally, if you are not making reservations and plan to cook a delicious meal this weekend, the crime-writing cooks of Mystery Lover' Kitchen have got you covered in our new Valentine's Day Page. You're bound to find something that tempts you into the kitchen—if not this particular weekend, then another, no doubt.

Valentine's Day!

Stay cozy!

~ Cleo Coyle

New York Times bestselling author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries

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* Black Forest Brownies 
* Cappuccino Blondies 
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* Dr Pepper Glazed Chicken
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