Every 4th of July, I make this wonderfull Cherry ice cream and I'd like to share the recipe with all of you. I hope you like it.
Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream:
1 ½ cups Bing cherries, chopped and pitted.
1 pint Half and Half
1-teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon peach, apricot or strawberry marmalade or jam
½ teaspoon salt
Directions: Chop cherries into smaller pieces and place it in a bowl. Add the sugar to the cherries and let rest for 1 hour to overnight in the refrigerator. This brings the juice out. The cherries should look syrup like. When the cherries are ready, place in a saucepan. Add all other ingredients. Warm to a simmer until ingredients are dissolved. Place in the refrigerator and chill overnight. When the ingredients have chilled, place in ice cream maker and proceed according to manufacturer’s direction. The mixer will be creamy but soft. Place in freezer for several hours or until frozen.
This is a wonderfull treat and its worth every effort it takes to insure it's sweet and creamy homemade taste. Bon Appetit.