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Very Cherry Ice Cream

This recipe is a favorite at family get-togethers...everyone, from my 80-year-old grandmother to my 2-year-old daughter, enjoys it. I usually mix and chill the ingredients early in the day, then later everyone gets in on cranking the ice cream!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing
  • Makes
    2 quarts


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen pitted dark sweet cherries, coarsely chopped (about 1-3/4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 3-1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, combine cherries and sugar; set aside. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; set aside. Cook pudding according to package directions, using 3-1/2 cups milk. Add to cherries. Stir in cream, vanilla and prepared gelatin. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until cold.
  • Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze. When ice cream is frozen, transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 2-4 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 220 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 82mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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