Sweet Cherry Ice Cream

READY IN: 12hrs 20mins
Recipe by CoffeeMom

A request from my daughter. Prep time includes overnight chill time.

Top Review by ctrmom

Monday night has always been family night at our house. As our kids are becoming teens, I decided I needed an extra enticement to keep this tradition enjoyable. I settled on homemade ice cream. This recipe was perfect - a wonderful way to enjoy the luscious cherries that are fresh this time of year. I doubled the fruit, reduced the sugar to 1 cup, and the vanilla to 1/2 tsp. because I wanted the cherries to be the star of the recipe. Out of pure laziness, I didn't puree any of the cherries, but just drained and roughly chopped them. Nor did I chill anything ahead of time. It worked fine. Thanks for sharing with us CoffeeMom.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the cherries, sugar and water in the top of a double boiler. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, to allow the fruit to soften. Take out 1/2 cup of the cherries and drain the juices back into the pan. Puree the rest of the cherries. Roughly chop the 1/2 cup of cherries and mix back into the puree. Chill.
  2. Add the half and half and egg to a blender and blend until smooth. Whisk in chilled cherry mixture. Add the heavy cream and vanilla. Blend well. Chill.
  3. Transfer mixture to your ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.

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