During the Christmas season, Cella's comes out with these dark chocolate covered cherries. They have been a family favorite for decades. If you happen to be a fan of these, I have a wonderful surprise for you. How to make your own Cherry Chocolate Rum Cordial Ice Cream that has the flavor of Cella's with an adult twist.
At the top of the post is a bowl of chocolate ice cream covered with dark chocolate syrup. That is your start. Looking at a post below, I have covered how to make your own custom infused rum's. In this version, start with some cherries bought at your favorite store, or picked at your local farmers market for those lucky enough to live near one or two, and bring them home, wash them and cut them up removing the pits. Take a clean glass jar, put the cherries in it and then cover them with our 8 Shires Silver Rum. You presently know this as Yorktown Silver Rum by us. We are changing the name and our new labels will read 8 Shires or Eight Shires. Now, cover the cherries and rum and let it sit for about 2 weeks. You can use this sooner if you like, I prefer about 2 weeks myself to get the full flavor infusion.
So, you want to buy your ice cream and syrup at the end of the infusion period. Once you have scooped your ice cream into a bowl and covered with dark chocolate syrup, you are now ready to add some of those cherries that have been waiting and then sprinkle about a half of a shot on top of the the ice cream.
The flavors will mix pretty fast. Enjoy.