Ginger-Cherry Ice-Cream Sodas
  • 3/4 – 1pound fresh ginger, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunksto make 2 cups
  • 2cups water
  • 2cups black cherry juice
  • 1/3cup sugar
  • Blackberry sorbet
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • 1liter sparkling water
  • 2cups fresh cherries, pitted
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring ginger, water, juice, and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat to a rolling simmer and cook until reduced by half, 25–30 minutes. Strain; discard solids. Refrigerate liquid.
  2. Place about 2 tablespoons sorbet and 2 tablespoons ice cream in eight 8-ounce plastic cups. (Store in freezer until you’re ready to serve.) Just before serving, combine ginger-cherry juice with sparkling water. Place 1/4 cup cherries in each glass. Fill with ginger-cherry mixture and serve.