February 22nd is George Washington’s birthday, so per convention, we’re bringing out the cherries*.
There are endless recipes for cherry pies, cakes, muffins, brownies and bars, even cookies.
But our focus today is on ice cream.
Alas, we are nowhere near fresh cherry season, so here are some easy-to-serve options that don’t require waiting—or turning on the oven.
You can find cherry-flavored products, or create your own, e.g., by mixing dried cherries into oatmeal or yogurt.
[ ] Make a cherry sundae with pie filling. You can also use it to top pancakes, waffles and yogurt (photo © Webstaurant Store).
 Premium cherry pie filling from Brownwood Farms. The company also makes cherry salsa. Get them from iGourmet (photo © iGourmet).
> THE HISTORY OF CHERRIES
*Washington’s biographer, Parson Mason Weems, made up the “Father, I cannot tell a lie” myth about young George chopping down the treasured cherry tree. He should have thought ahead and picked a fruit that would be available in February!
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