Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream (Frozen Custard)

cherry vanilla ice cream

My in-laws gave us an ice cream maker when we got married. Along with the ice cream maker my Mother-in-law also gave me her ice cream recipe (which is actually more of a frozen custard).

The first time I used the ice cream maker I decided to use one of the recipes that came with the maker and it was a total flop. So now I almost always use my mother-in-law’s recipe. (Always a winner!)

The other day Whole Foods had a sale on Cherries so I knew it was time to make a batch of my annual Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream.

Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream (Frozen Custard)
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Gloria Lieb
Prep time: 4 hours
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 4 hours 30 mins
Serves: 6-8
Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream with Chunks of Cherries
  • 1 Quart Whole Milk
  • 1 Quart Half & Half
  • 5 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Tbs Flour
  • 1/2 Pint Whipping Cream
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 4 cups of pitted and cut up Cherries
  1. Combine milk and half & half in a double broiler and scald
  2. Beat together eggs, sugar, and flour.
  3. Add a bit of the milk mixture to the egg mixture to temper the eggs.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the milk mixture
  5. Cook for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally
  6. Pour into a large bown, cover with wax paper and cool.
  7. When ready to freeze add the whipping cream and vanilla to the mixture
  8. Pour into your ice cream maker and follow the ice cream maker’s directions.
  9. Near the end of the freezing mix in the cherries.
  10. Serve immediately or freeze to harden

ice cream maker

For an alternate and equally as delicious Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe check out the recipe I posted at Lilkidthings a few years ago!

Jessica is a family lifestyle blogger living in Raleigh, NC with her husband and four sons (7, 4, 3 and 1). Jessica started in November of 2009, but has been blogging since 2003. Jessica writes about family life, recipes, travel and products for families. She is also a Work-from-home-mom who manages marketing and social media for a local accounting company.

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7 thoughts on “Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream (Frozen Custard)

  1. Rita Spratlen

    You are making me drool!! Yum!! I love cherries and ice cream. I have to try this!! Thanks for the recipe. I need ink in my printer and as soon as I get some I am going to print this!! Thanks!!!

  2. Amy @ Taste Like Crazy

    I *do not* like cherries after a very bad experience with some chocolate covered cherries but I’ll give it a try. If it turns out bad… 😀

    I’m actually really looking forward to trying this; cross your fingers I don’t screw it up.

    1. jessicalieb Post author

      haha I thought I didn’t like cherries because all I’d ever had were Maraschino Cherries YUCK. Then I tried fresh cherries and I can’t get enough.


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