Homemade Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream
A few weeks ago, I was reading a "well known" brand of ice cream's
ingredients. For years, this brand touted that it was just milk, cream
and sugar. I was highly disappointed when I learned that the product
was no longer called ice cream, was now called Frozen Dairy Dessert.
I struggled to figure out what Frozen Dairy Dessert was. I later
learned that Frozen Dairy Dessert is what they call something that
doesn't have enough milk or cream to be called ice cream.
I decided that if I couldn't buy my husband's favorite - Cherry
Vanilla, I would have to make it. Turns out - it's actually pretty
easy. I bought a cusinart ice cream maker and adapted the recipe in
their book to fit our needs.
Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream:
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
pinch of kosher salt
1 cup of frozen cherries - sliced into quarters
Put milk, sugar and salt in a bowl. Use a hand mixer on low speed or
whisk to combine until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the heavy
cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or
overnight. (I prefer to leave it in longer, seems like the texture is
Turn on your ice cream maker.
Pour 1/4 of the mixture into the frozen freezer bowl.
Add 1/4 of frozen cherries.
Repeat until you use all of your mixture and cherries.
Let mix freeze until thickened - about 20 minutes, depending on your ice
cream maker. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture (kinda
like soft serve). If a firmer consistency is desired, place into
container and put in the freezer for 2 hours or more.