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Homemade Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream

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Guest post by Jessica from The B Keeps Us Honest. This homemade Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream recipe looks delicious! 

I like just about any fruit. But up until about… Oh a month ago I thought I hated cherries. See, I’ve only ever had maraschino cherries and their yucky bug juice.

The red dye used in maraschino cherries comes from crushed female cochineal beetles.Yes, really!

So I’d written off cherries as one of the few fruits I will never eat. That was until I politely declined a fresh cherry that a friend offered me.

She asked if I’d ever tried one and to my recollection, I had not so I gave it a go.

Lo and behold, it was delicious. Who knew?

This must-try homemade cherry vanilla ice cream recipe is perfect for summer or a special day. Enjoy this tasty treat right away or freeze for later!

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So I decided to make homemade Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream for Father’s Day. (It’s one of Joe’s favorites.)

This recipe uses an ice cream maker or ice cream attachment for your mixer like this one. 

Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream Ingredients

Just a few ingredients and you are good to go. 

Stock up on heavy cream, vanilla extract and a vanilla bean, salt, sugar, and of course cherries!

This must-try homemade cherry vanilla ice cream recipe is perfect for summer or a special day. Enjoy this tasty treat right away or freeze for later!

Here’s how to make delicious homemade Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream

This recipe makes a thick and creamy gelato-like ice cream. You could easily add chocolate chips or anything else really.

This must-try homemade cherry vanilla ice cream recipe is perfect for summer or a special day. Enjoy this tasty treat right away or freeze for later!

Cherry vanilla ice cream is one of the easier ice cream recipes I’ve made and totally worth the time.

Serve it with this glazed pound cake and enjoy!

This must-try homemade cherry vanilla ice cream recipe is perfect for summer or a special day. Enjoy this tasty treat right away or freeze for later!

Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This homemade cherry vanilla ice cream is made with fresh cherries using an ice cream maker and oh so delicious!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups - heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup - granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 vanilla bean - split in half lengthwise
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped fresh cherries, pitted

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan, pour 1 cup heavy cream then add the sugar and salt. Scrape the vanilla bean seeds into the pan and add the pod. Stir the mixture over medium heat, until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract and the rest of the heavy cream.
  3. Chill the mixture thoroughly in a covered container. (about 25 min)
  4. Remove the vanilla bean before churning, just rinse it and reserve for another use.
  5. Follow the manufacturers directions for your ice cream maker.
  6. Add cherries for the last 5 minutes of churning
  7. Serve immediately or freeze and eat later!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 534Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 134mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is estimated and may vary based on products used. Please verify with your ingredients.

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Jenna

Saturday 13th of August 2011

Just wanted to say that most maraschino cherries are not colored with carmine, the dye derived from insets. They are dyed with Red 40, which is a made from petroleum. I'm not saying Red 40 is good for you (studies have been done to prove that it is not), but it is not made from bugs. Maraschino cherries are really tasty, and many health food stores have them with different food colorings instead, but some of those may use carmine instead of red 40 since it is considered a natural food coloring.

Asashia

Monday 28th of June 2010

Sounds delish! What about trying with soy instead of cow's milk? Just trying to limit dairy intake for me and my family. My recent post My New Thing I Cant Live Without

Kristy

Monday 28th of June 2010

Wow... sounds so yummy! I will have to give ice cream-making another try... just for this one!

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