Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is me trying to imitate the great Burgundy Cherry Ice Cream served up at Laura Secord's in the 70s and 80s. I think it's a winner. Prep does not include freezing and churning.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make Burgundy Cherry Sauce: Combine the honey, wine, sugar and cinnamon in a wide saucepan; bring to a boil and reduce to approximately 3/4 cup; add the cherries and poach them gently in the liquid for 3 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally; pour the cherries into a bowl and skim off the foam; cool; drain syrup from cherries and reserve.
  2. To make Vanilla Ice Cream: Place sugar and vanilla beans in medium heatproof bowl; pour milk over; set bowl into a pan of simmering water, but make sure it doesn’t touch water; stir milk mixture until simmering; remove milk from heat; place yolks in heatproof bowl; gradually add milk to the egg yolks and whisk through thoroughly; return mixture to heat over simmering water; stir constantly over low heat until mixture coats back of spoon; remove from heat, set aside to cool; place plastic wrap directly onto surface of custard to prevent a skin from forming; cool.
  3. Once cool, stir cream and cherry syrup into custard and chill in refrigerator for atleast 4 hours, preferably overnight; remove vanilla beans from custard and scrape the seeds from the beans into the mixture; discard pods; pour the custard into an ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions to make ice cream; after 40 minutes of churning add cherries and finish churning; put into a freezer container and allow to ripen for a few hours before eating.
Most Helpful

This is probably the best cherry vanilla ice cream I've ever had. It also is the most time consuming to make! This will only be a rare treat for me, because of the fat/cholesterol.

Ms*Bindy July 01, 2006