Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: About 3-4 hours
Total time: About 3-4 hours
Yield: Serves 4 to 6
An old-fashioned ice cream from a time when many people didn't have any sort of ice cream machine. All you do is stir. First, stir the ingredients together. Then stir occasionally as they freeze.
Serve ice cream slightly softened along with the fresh cherries. In the center of the table have a basket of cherries and a bowl of cool water. Everyone dips the cherries in the water to rinse them before eating.
Lemon and Cherry Tips: Organic lemons are especially important here since we're using the zest as well as the juice.
With cherries, always taste before buying, and buy organic if at all possible. The best flavored and readily available cherries I've found over the past couple of years have been Royal Anns and Lamberts. Morellos are tart and great for pies.
Andrea Reusing is the creator of the restaurant Lantern in Chapel Hill, N.C., and author of the book Cooking in the Moment: A Year of Seasonal Recipes. In this installment of The Key 3, she shares with Lynne Rossetto Kasper the techniques behind three of her favorite recipes: Turnip Soup, Overnight Braised Short Ribs and Tomato Salad.