Looking for a fun and slightly grown up ice cream recipe to try out? This Bourbon Cherry Pistachio Ice Cream is perfect: beautifully jeweled with cherries and pistachio, and spiked with a touch of Bourbon.
It’s Food ‘n Flix time again! In this monthly group a host picks a movie of their choice that pertains to food. Everyone watches the movie and then makes a recipe which the film inspired. It can be any recipe you want. This month’s pick is hosted by Kimberly at Coffee and Casseroles and she picked The Witches of Eastwick. My summery recipe inspiration birthed from this film was a Cherry Pistachio Ice Cream. Good thing because as I write this post the expected temperature today is 38 C with the humidex!
The Witches of Eastwick is a 1987 comedy-fantasy film with a stellar cast made up of Jack Nicholson, and Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon as the witches. Jack Nicholson plays, what else, the devil himself out to seduce three older and dissatisfied women living in Eastwick, Rhode Island. This film has New England written all over it! The women unknowingly form a coven and discover their little magical abilities.
Their polyamourous relationship quickly becomes the talk of the town. A bad spell resulting in a murder turns the witches against the devil. This angers him and he seeks revenge on the ladies. But in the end Female Power prevails as the witches vanishes following a voodoo doll ritual.
It was not my first time seeing this film but it had been a long time. It has not aged well even if it is entertaining. And the only message I got out of it: even the devil can’t beat a woman scorn! I would not really call this a food film, more a film with some food in it. There are a couple of scenes where foods are part of the story, like a couple of gross cherry scenes (these are the pretty shots above). So yeah the gross inspired me 😀
Some foods I spotted during this film were: martinis, olives, fish, eggs, lots of ripe fruit, tea, cakes, salads, tamarillo, bagels, gravlax, and anything else I may have missed.
My inspiration came from the ice cream, cherries, pistachio and a bottle of Dewars White Label whisky I noticed in the movie. So you can see now how easily this ice cream recipe came about: Bourbon Cherry Pistachio Ice Cream! Another original ice cream recipe to add to my long list of unusual ice cream flavors.
It’s a little boozy, a little summery, a little exotic. I really liked this flavor but would add more jam the next time. A note about alcohol and frozen desserts: don’t add more as it could prevent your ice cream from becoming solid.
Bourbon Cherry Pistachio Ice Cream
- 2 cups 3.25% milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons cherry jam optional
- 3/4 cup cherries roughly chopped,
- 1/2 cup pistachios roughly chopped
- a pinch of sea salt
- 2 tablespoons bourbon
- Soak cherries in 1 tablespoon of bourbon for about 1 hour.
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Churn in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions and transfer ice cream to a container for the freezer.
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Yum! Sounds delicious!
Thanks Amy 🙂
Ice cream inspired by a movie– how cool. I’ve never thought to do something like this. Did you ever watch the tv series ‘Hannibal’? It was a foodie show for sure, even if sometimes he did slip human parts into the recipes. Gorgeous presentation of the food on that show. If you haven’t seen it I would recommend it!
Hi Nathan, OMG big fan of Hannibal, saw it all. It was really perverse how much I enjoyed the cooking scenes considering the main ingredient. Did you know the food stylist of that show has a blog called Feeding Hannibal (http://janicepoonart.blogspot.ca)? Anyways why not join the Food n Flix groups and prepare food after a movie, I am hosting June with “I Am Love”.
Oh my god, will you come to my house and make this for me right now? I want it so much. 😛 And I LOVE that film! So great! 😀
LOL Krysten if you buy my plane ticket, then yes I will!
It’s rainy and miserable here today, icy cold too, not at all ice-cream weather. BUT… It is movie watching weather, so perhaps I will be inspired to cook post couch hang. Loving your flavour combo, reckon it’d be a taste explosion!
Oh no, hope today the sky has cleared Anna. But as you say it is stay home and watch movies weather.
Great job! I came *thisclose* to making ice cream for the film (before I decided I was too lazy to dig out my ice cream maker bowl and clean space in the freezer to chill it);-), but yours with the cherry/pistachio/bourbon combo is so unique and looks so delicious. Perfect for this movie!
Deb I wish I could know what flavor for ice cream you were going to go for. I store my ice cream maker bowl in the freezer at all times so I am ready to go any time 🙂
I was leaning to combining the two flavors Daryl was buying…double-double chocolate with pistachios! 😉
I had to smile at your comment about keeping the ice cream bowl in the freezer. I usually do that but I have a tiny, tiny freezer and I went on a Parmesan and veggie broth making spree a month ago and all available space was taken by broth for soup. 😉
Oh double chocolate and pistachio sounds awesome too! LOL yes it definitely takes a lot of place in the freezer, I only have the one with the fridge. Now I have a craving for Parmesan 😉
I love this idea of finding inspiration for food in films!
Thanks Ana, I am hosting June so check out my post and join us!
Love the red cherries and green pistachios in this ice cream, what a lovely combination.
Thank you so much, and delicious too!
Great job in creating a fun and perfect ice cream/movie match! I can definitely see that three witches sitting around a table, planning and eating this ice cream. It’s totally wicked!!!!
Thanks MJ I am sure the 3 ladies would love it, great wird wicked he he.
Love this ice cream! It’s delicious and it somehow inspired me to have some time for myself and watch some movies while having this ice cream. Relaxing!
Thanks Nagi, well join us next month because I am hosting Food n Filx (and eat ice cream while you watch the movie lol)
I read that the cherry pit scene is the most “upchuckable” movie moment ever. I love this ice cream, Evelyne. Totally delicious and inspired.
Upchuckable is a great word for both cherry pit scenes lol Debra. Glad you like the ice cream (I have every evening!)
I’m working on a boozy ice cream float. But in the meantime, I’ll have his wonderful ice cream. Really great flavor combo! Good stuff — thanks.
Thanks John and looking forward to you boozy ice cream float, sounds delish!
This looks so good!
I have tried ice cream with the taste of pistachios on their own, ahhh!
Obsesssssssed with ice cream this summer, hehe!
Thanks and yes summer is a great time to play with ice cream flavors!
I love the idea of combining fruits, nuts and a bit of booze in an ice cream! I am a grown up after all!
18 and vaccinated, you can have any boozy ice cream you want 😀
Great job Evelyne. Wonderful dish inspired by a whacked out movie.
Ha ha could not have said it better myself Wendy. Thanks!
Cherry, Bourbon and Pistachios! Wow this is the ice cream for the Gods!
Indeed it is close with that mix 🙂
I so have to try the cherry jam in my next batch of ice cream 🙂
Totally and go heavier handed than I did 🙂
What a fabulous ice cream flavor! Good job spotting these ingredients in the film. This would have hit the spot today with our May heat wave 🙂
Yes, we are in that heat wave too…like since last Friday I think. Glad I have AC in my room.
That is so interesting how you say that it hasn’t aged well. There are some films that just don’t because when you watch them today they seem so outdated with their attitudes. And hehe I definitely remember that cherry scene 😛
Yes, and this film is 1987 so a bit shocking since it does not feel like so long ago. Maybe it is just me too lol
That hunky goodness needs a GOOD HOME…
Like my mouth.
Open wide, here comes a spoon full 😀
I wish I was holding that bowl!! It looks so tempting with all the add-ins.
I wish I could give you a bowl ANgie. I wish I could take a bath in it honestly, like 37C in a humid heat wave here.
I sincerely contemplated making pistachio ice cream – one, because I love that scene and two, because I love me some pistachio ice cream. The addition of cherries and bourbon can only make it better! Delicious inspired dish, Evelyne. 🙂
Ha heather we are often synched when it comes to inspiration, not surprised you thought of it. Wish I could send you a bowl 🙂
Ice cream! I love this, love that you pulled from more than one item in the film. And I think you got the weather we had here in Northwestern Ontario earlier this week.
Thank you Kimberly for the movie selection and yes ICE CREAM 😀 glad you like it and yeah like 37C today still.