When Bi-Lo had gorgeous cherries on sale last week, I knew it was time to make brandied cherries. As I searched on the web for brandied cherries, it was a lot more complicated than I remembered. It involved cooking and canning, I was looking for something more like…place cherries in jar, add brandy, and let nature take it’s course. I eventually figured out that I didn’t want to make brandied cherries, I wanted to make cherry brandy. I’m not sure what the big difference is, other than one is more work than the other. Guess which one I chose?
The recipe that I found that I liked can be found here.
It’s really simple, you start with cherries, add sugar, top with brandy, seal and shake. Then in 3-6 months (if we can wait that long), you have cherry brandy (and some fabulous brandy infused cherries).
To go with the leftover cherries, I made some homemade frozen vanilla yogurt. If you have a kitchen aid mixer, you really have to get the ice cream bowl attachment. It’s super simple.