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What's for Dessert? Boozy and Spiced Cherry Freeze

Posted by Magic of Spice

Boozy and Spiced Cherry Freeze

This is a simple and refreshing treat to cool off with this during our warmer, even
hot days this summer. You can use freshly juiced cherries, or your favorite 
prepared cherry juice.

We spiced up our frozen treat with just a hint of Star Anise and Black
Cardamom.Giving us just a little something extra, and perhaps
even a bit unexpected :)

But before we get onto our treat for the evening, I wanted to tell you
about a wonderful Bake Sale event that is going on over at my
friend Erin's site Dinners, Dishes and Desserts.

The Bake Sale is to raise money for the victims of the Colorado Wildfires,
its a wonderful cause and there are some delightful goodies to be had.
Please stop over and check it out from July 8th -9th. 

What you will need:
If juicing your cherries
21/5 pounds fresh cherries, pitted with skins intact
(or about 16 ounces of juice)
1/4th cup boiling water
1 star anise
1 black cardamom pod, bruised
6 ounces sparkling wine

Let's get juicing:
Begin by placing your whole spices in a cup and steep covered in the
boiling water for about 20 minutes or so. Allow to come to room
temperature, then set aside.

Remove the stems and pits from your cherries, then juice them.
Take cherry juice and add strained spiced infused tea, sparkling wine.
Place mixture in a shallow dish and place in the freezer.

Allow to freeze for several hours, then scrape with a fork to loosen
the mixture up a bit. Continue to freeze until mixture is solid.

Taking a fork again, break up into smaller bits and continue with the fork
in this manner until you have shavings.

Place in glasses or serving bowls and serve immediately.

Makes 4, 6 ounce servings

Alisha~Magic of Spice

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