I live in the land of George Washington. George was born in the next county to the east and he grew up in the next county to the west. Plus, I lived for years in the city of Fredericksburg, where both George’s mother and sister lived. I’ve visited George’s birthplace, his boyhood home, his mother’s home, and his sister’s home many, many times. And taken many, many guests to all of these sites. And George’s Mount Vernon is only an hour away. (Son is actually an extra in the iMAX orientation movie there.) With George’s actual birthday this Friday and the folklore about him chopping down a cherry tree (“Father, I cannot tell a lie ….”), I thought that it was time to share this Cherry Ice Cream Pie from Dawn at Cuter Than Gluten.
This gorgeous and divine pie made the finals in a Whole Foods’ contest for recipes made with fresh cherries. Being an ice cream pie, Dawn says that there’s not much cooking with this recipe, it is mostly about “cooling and setting.” With ingredients like sweet black cherries, amaretto, coconut milk, dark chocolate, almond flour, and coconut oil, this Cherry Ice Cream Pie seems like a great way to honor George and celebrate his birthday this Friday!