"cherry vanilla" news and stories
I've have a weakness for ice cream that was flecked with bits of cherry ever since my mom brought home that first carton of Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia when I was in high school. To this day, when I'm craving a treat, it's one of the first things I turn to.
I think that's why this picture spoke to me so strongly, it's that tie to cherry studded ice cream. This image (and recipe) comes to us from Susan at Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy. She takes her ice cream a step further than the folks at Ben & Jerry's, soaking her cherries in brandy before stirring them into the ice cream. Sounds quite good to me!
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Maraschino cherries are perserved, sweetened cherries that are dyed red and flavored with a little bit of almond. Sticky sweet, they aren't the most popular of fruits, but there are at least two things that they are perfect for: garnishing cocktails and topping off desserts. These Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes from Cupcake Bakeshop look perfect with their garnish, which seems much more appropriate for their flavor profile than sprinkles would be because it lets a potential cupcake eater (if, for example, these are out on a dessert table) know what kind of cupcake he or she should expect. They probably still won't expect to find cherry pie-like filling in the center of each vanilla cake, but it will help.
If you're interested in using little treat cups for your baking, as show in the picture above, take a look around a craft store, which is where I found mine. Don' fill them quite as high has you might fill regular cupcakes because they are more likely to overflow, but otherwise they should work our just the same as normal cupcake papers.
Dr. Pepper has been planning to add other flavors of soda to its Soda Fountain line since the release of it's Diet and Regular Cherry Vanilla Dr. Peppers in 2004. This month marks the first release of its new flavor: Dr. Pepper Berries and Cream . The new flavors we wildly successful during test marketing and their rollout will continue through June, at which time they should be in stores nationally. Several packs of the new sodas are already for sale on eBay. The official launch started when the company released several in Plano, Texas, where the headquarters of Cadbury Schweppes, the company behind Dr. Pepper, is located.