Easy Cherry Lambic Ice Cream
When I first heard the words “beer ice cream” while visiting Belgium this summer, I was reluctant to try. But once I did, I couldn’t believe what I was missing. My husband and I loved the lambic cherry beer ice cream so much, we searched the Internet for recipes when we got home.
We came across a cherry lambic ice cream recipe that did not require an ice cream machine. In this recipe, you are not actually making ice cream, but flavoring it. Lambic is a sour Belgium style beer that requires open fermentation and wild yeasts and bacteria.
The ingredients are:
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 cup pitted cherries (fresh or frozen)
- 12 oz. bottle of lambic
- 1/4 cup of bittersweet chocolate chips
First we boiled down the lambic…
I chopped the cherries. The recipe says to chop in quarters, but I went a little further making the pieces a bit smaller.
As we waited for the lambic to boil down, my husband and I enjoyed a bottle of Liefman’s Sour Cherry Kriek. Cheers!
Once the lambic was boiled down to half a cup, we had to let it cool.
Then we mixed all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
We put the bowl in the freezer and a few hours later it was hard enough to scoop and serve.