HOW TO: Fresh Warm Cherries with Vanilla Ice Cream
You will need:
1.5 cups of fresh sweet cherries, pitted
Approximately 1.5 tablespoons of sugar
1 tablespoons of water
1/2 of a vanilla bean
Premium vanilla ice cream
1. Combine cherries, sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Add the seeds and bean to the pan. Cook on moderate heat for about 2 minutes until the cherries release their juices.
2. Uncover and cook over high heat for another 2 minutes or until the cherries are tender. Discard the vanilla bean and let cool.
3. Spoon cherries and cherry juice over premium vanilla ice cream (and for those with a serious sweet tooth top it off with caramel or chocolate or dare I say…both).