Cherry Ice Cream with Whole Wheat Crisp + $150 Gift Card to Whole Foods Giveaway


Cherry Ice Cream with Whole Wheat Crisp |

A few weeks ago I made creme brûlée. Do you remember this? Let me preface by saying that whenever I shoot my recipes, Amelia is right there because she’s always hoping and praying that I drop something so she can swoop in and eat it. She’s eaten A LOT of things normal dogs haven’t eaten. There was this one time a tortilla chip fell out of a bra (I was going through a rough time)  and she ate it within seconds of it falling onto the floor. We’re best friends.

Anyway, so I poured a few teaspoons of sugar on to each custard and ignited the torch. Right when the flame started, Amelia went and bolted to the bathroom where she started peeing (sorry I said “peeing” on a food blog but it’s a part of the story!). I quickly realized that she is petrified of the torch. So, I put it away and haven’t brought it out since, but now I think she’s confused that the torch is the same as my camera. Whenever I shoot recipes and pull out my camera, she goes and hides under the couch.

I’ve tried everything: putting snacks next to the camera, placing the camera next to me to show her that look, it’s fine, it’s JUST A CAMERA! It’s times like these that I wish I was Cesar Milan. I’m not sure how to make her not scared of my camera. I don’t want her all stressed out, especially since I practically shoot recipes on a daily basis.

If you have tips, I’m ALL ears.

Cherry Ice Cream with Whole Wheat Crisp |

Today, we are continuing ICE CREAM WEEK with this Cherry Ice Cream with a Whole Wheat Crisp. It’s fruity, sweet and creamy with a salty, slightly sweet crisp topping. HEAVEN.

ALSO, a giveaway with Whole Foods Market! If you’ve visited your local Whole Foods recently, you’ve probably noticed the cherries. They’re insanely amazing right now!

This giveaway is for a $150 gift certificate. To enter, do this:

1. Follow A Cozy Kitchen on Facebook.

2. Leave a comment below telling me if you’re a dog person OR a cat person OR both (some people are both). If you don’t like dogs or cats, no judgement here!

A winner will be chosen at random on Monday, August 11th, 2014 at noon PST.


Cherry Ice Cream with Whole Wheat Crisp |

Cherry Ice Cream with Whole Wheat Crisp |

Cherry Ice Cream with Whole Wheat Streusel

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Serving Size: 1 1/2 pints of ice cream


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2/3 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 sea salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 pound cherries, pitted
  • 2/3 cups whole wheat flakes
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces butter


  • To a medium saucepan, set over medium low heat, pour in the heavy cream, sugar and pinch of sea salt; stir until the sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes.
  • To the jar of a blender, add the cherries and milk. Blend until very smooth about 1 minute. Place a sieve atop a large bowl and pour the puree through it, discarding the pulp. Add the sugar/heavy cream mixture to the bowl and mix until thoroughly combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until very cold, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Churn the mixture in the bowl of your ice cream maker, according to your machine's instructions. Serve immediately for soft serve or alternatively transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze overnight.
  • To make the streusel, start with preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Add the whole wheat flakes, sugar, all-purpose flour and salt to a medium bowl and toss together. Using a box grater, grate the cold butter atop the flour mixture; using your hands, break up the butter and distribute throughout. Pour the streusel on the prepared baking sheet and transfer to the oven for about 15 minutes. At the 15-minute mark, toss the streusel once and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove the streusel from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet.
  • Add a small handful of streusel to the bottom of each bowl, top with a few scoops of ice cream and top with another handful of streusel.
Serving: 6g
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  • Reply Ciana Simpson August 23, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Definitely a dog person!

  • Reply Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files August 18, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Oh Im a cat person thru and thru! My cat runs and hides from the vacuum but what cat doesn’t?! Thanks for the opportunity to win the gift card!

  • Reply Kayla August 11, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I have always had dogs in my family so I am definitely a dog person. I don’t really like cats but some cats really sen to like me. Strange.

  • Reply Ashley Nathalie August 11, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Haven’t been to Whole Foods in a couple weeks 🙁 but I do remember the amazing cherries about this time of year last year. THE Best. Anywaysss I’m a dog person through and through! I have a 10 month old husky and she is the cutest 🙂 I will say though I caught puppy fever when I first saw Amelia’s puppy pics!

  • Reply Meredith August 10, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    I like both dogs and cats!! I do prefer dogs, but I love the personality of my cat!!
    Movalbabysitter at

  • Reply Shannon August 10, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Hello, dog ONLY person!

  • Reply Kimberly C August 10, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    I am a dog person all the way, dogs rule!!!

  • Reply Annette August 10, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I’m a cat person – have three (one of mine died 10 weeks ago).

  • Reply Emily August 10, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    i like them both the same amount… i swear that’s not a cop-out! i just want a house full of dogs and cats that are all best friends

  • Reply Alicia August 10, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    We have two dogs and one cat at our house 🙂

  • Reply AlexisB August 10, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    I like both cats and dogs, but prefer cats.

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