What’s more romantic than sharing a milkshake with the one you love?
Personally, I would rather we both have our own milkshakes but I’m willing to sacrifice and share for the sake of cuteness.
I took some inspiration from a Black Forest Cake for this week’s recipe! Black Forest Cake is moist chocolate cake, soaked in Kirsch or cherry juice, with lots and lots of cherries! Chocolate and cherries?! Now that’s a match made in heaven.
I’ve made a few cherry ice cream recipes in the past but non have really hit the mark, in my opinion. I would usually go the route of steeping a bunch of fresh cherries in a milk/cream liquid on the stove, but no matter how many or how long, it never gave that punch of cherry flavor I was looking for.
After some research, I decided to try using frozen cherries this time and skip the steeping. By throwing it all in the blender, we get that big burst of cherry flavor I’ve been seeking (and in half the time).
Valentine’s Day this year looks a bit different than I’m used to. I’ve worked almost every Valentine’s Day since I was in college and even then, my night was filled with some Valentine’s Day themed basement party shenanigans. This year, I’m intruding on my Mom and Step-Dad (although she’ll say I’m not intruding).
We’ve got heart-shaped ravioli, rosé and board games lined up and I’m looking forward to hanging out and relaxing in celebration!
Black Forest Milkshakes
Cherry Ice Cream
- 16 oz frozen cherries
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- pinch salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 scoops cherry ice cream
- 1 cup preferred milk
- 2 tbsp chocolate syrup
- extra toppings whipped cream, chocolate chips, cherries, etc.
Cherry Ice Cream
- Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Transfer to your ice cream machine and churn to the machine's instructions.
- Freeze overnight.
- Place 2 scoops of cherry ice cream in a blender with 1 cup of milk (per person).
- Blend just until combine.
- Transfer to a glass drizzled with chocolate syrup and add toppings!