This homemade Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream made with fresh cherries, Madagascar vanilla, heavy cream, milk and sugar is super creamy and refreshing.
Ever since I got an Ice Cream Maker, my family has been spoiled rotten. No more trips to the store for last minute ice cream cravings; especially since I’ve been making homemade ice cream now for weeks.
The family absolutely loves it! I try to use up ingredients I have on hand. This time, a bunch of fresh cherries were on the chopping block when I created this homemade Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream.
How do you make Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream?
To make this recipe you’ll need milk (I used 2%), sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract (I used Madagascar) and cherries. You can use fresh when they’re in season and pit them or use the frozen kind.
First, combine the milk and sugar in a bowl and whisk until the sugar has dissolved; then add the heavy cream, vanilla and cherries and mix well.
Pour the mixture into your pre-frozen ice cream maker insert, turn on the machine and churn for approximately 30 minutes until the mixture thickens.
I have to say, even though I’m not a huge fan of ice cream, this Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream was INCREDIBLE! I have tried to cut back on the heavy cream by substituting with more milk or half and half and it didn’t come out so well. This recipe is super simple to put together, makes 12 half cup servings and you’ll love it. ~Enjoy!
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- 1 c. 2% Milk
- 1 c. Granulated Sugar
- 3 c . Heavy Cream
- 1 1/2 tbsp. Madagascar Vanilla Extract
- 2 c. Fresh Cherries, pitted and chopped in half or quarters
- Combine the milk and sugar in a bowl and whisk until the sugar has dissolved.
- Add the heavy cream, vanilla and cherries and mix well.
- Pour the mixture into your pre-frozen ice cream maker insert, turn on the machine and churn for approximately 30 minutes until the mixture thickens.
- Transfer the ice cream into an airtight freezer safe container and place in the freezer for a minimum of 2 hours before serving.
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*Originally shared July 2014/Updated June 2019