Very Cherry Ice Cream

This recipe is a favorite at family get-togethers...everyone enjoys it. If you mix and chill the ingredients early in the day, then later everyone can get in on cranking the ice cream!


2 quarts (16 servings)


1 pound fresh or frozen pitted dark sweet cherries, coarsely chopped (about 1 3/4 cups)
1/2 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 (3 ounce) package 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. Pour into the cylinder of an ice cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturer's directions.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes + chilling
Processing Time: 20 minutes/batch + freezing

Nutritional Information

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 220 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 82 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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