When I was a kid my parents would let me and my sister get a Shirley Temple at a special occasion like a wedding or birthday and occasionally when we went out for dinner; it was always such a special treat and brings back great memories! My kids had a Shirley Temple for the first time when we recently went to a wedding, they loved them but I think what they really liked was the cherry!
For birthdays I always make homemade ice cream. I had grenadine in the cabinet and thought what could I make with this? I had an idea, Shirley Temple Ice Cream!
What’s in a Shirley Temple? Ginger ale, a splash of grenadine and a maraschino cherry. Just three simple ingredients.
To make the ice cream I had to experiment in order to get just the right amount of ginger ale and grenadine. After some taste tests I think I got it!
What’s great about this ice cream is it is a little fizzy because of the carbonation from the ginger ale. It’s also a little bit addictive.
I hope you like it and it brings back memories for you.
Shirley Temple Ice Cream
- 1 cup whole or 2% milk
- 1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup ginger ale
- 3 Tbsp grenadine
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2.5 oz maraschino cherries, coarsely chopped
In a mixing bowl combine milk and sugar, stir until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Stir in whipping cream.
Add in ginger ale, grenadine, and vanilla extract. Stir until combined.
Pour mixture into ice cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturers instructions. The last 5 minutes add in cherries. Enjoy!
Leave a comment and let me know how you liked this ice cream?