Grandmama Marshall's Cherry Pineapple Ice Cream

"My grandmother, Maude Marshall, was an amazing cook. This recipe is a family favorite, and the beauty of it is that it doesn't matter what time of year it is--you can always get maraschino cherries and canned pineapple! The color is a lovely pink, and the taste always takes me back to my childhood."
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Ready In:
4 qts


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 quart milk (whole or skim)
  • 1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries in juice, chopped
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk


  • Mix together 3 eggs, 2 cups of sugar, and 1 quart of milk. Boil in a double boiler for a few minutes or until mixture thickens enough to coat a spoon. Let cool completely.
  • Add cherries with juice, pineapple with juice, and evaporated milk. Add milk as needed to fill churn. Freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.

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I was born and raised for the most part in Georgia. Since 1997 I've lived in the beautiful mountains of western NC, where I spend way too much time at work and not nearly enough time camping! I have a partner of 15 years (Lee) and 3 kids--2 grown and 1 teenager still at home. Lee doesn't cook, but she's my cooking cheerleader, and she and my son will always at least try anything I make, no matter what. Camping is one of my favorite things to do. Other favorite ways to spend my time are doing beadwork, knitting, and making homemade soap. I should also admit that I spend waaaay too much time on the internet, but the bright side of that is that it brought me to Zaar! I spend a ridiculous amount of time here, but I love every minute of it. It's also has helped cure me of my pathological cookbook buying. I used to call cookbooks with full-page glossy photos my food porn. ;-) Now, thanks to all the talented photographers here, I can get all the food porn I want! I love to read recipes, which most of my friends think is just weird. I suspect, though, that a lot of you don't think it's weird at all! I love to cook, but only when I want to. I also love to entertain and wish I had time to do more of it. I love trying new recipes. I was a vegetarian (vegan, actually) for several years, and that's when I got hooked on trying so many different cuisines. I still love vegetarian foods, but I do eat some meat, fish, and dairy/eggs now. I still try to keep it healthy and eat as little processed food as possible, but I'm not totally strict about it. Sometimes I want some good old junk food--I just try to make it home-made junk, so at least I know what's in it! My pet peeve is willful ignorance. Grrrr
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