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Homemade Cherry Ice Cream Recipe

Homemade Cherry Ice Cream


This easy recipe for home made cherry ice cream combines sweet cherries, cream, milk, vanilla, lemon juice, and as a secret ingredient balsamic vinegar.


  • 1 ¼ pounds fresh cherries, pitted and quartered
  • 1 cup white sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine cherries, 1/2 cup sugar, lemon juice, and balsamic vinegar in a bowl and mix well. Set aside for 2 hours. Drain, reserving juice.
  2. Mash 1/2 the cherries with a fork or puree in a blender.
  3. Combine milk and remaining 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until sugar has dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. Add reserved cherry juice, cream, pureed cherries, vanilla extract; mix to combine.
  4. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions, about 20 minutes. Add remaining quartered cherries and freeze for an additional 5 minutes. Ice cream should be nice and creamy. If you prefer it harder, transfer to an airtight container and freeze until firm, about 4 hours. Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving.

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Nutritional Information

Homemade Cherry Ice Cream

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 745.1
% Daily Value *
protein: 12 %
carbohydrates: 26 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 13 %
fat: 72 %
saturated fat: 142 %
cholesterol: 56 %
vitamin a iu: 43 %
niacin equivalents: 14 %
vitamin b6: 7 %
vitamin c: 27 %
folate: 4 %
calcium: 17 %
iron: 4 %
magnesium: 11 %
potassium: 15 %
sodium: 3 %
thiamin: 12 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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