Mama's Cheery Cherry Ice Cream
|Cooking Method:||No-Cook or Other|
|1 jar(s)||(10 ounce) maraschino cherries, undrained and cut into fourths (or smaller, if preferred).|
|1 can(s)||(14 ounce) sweetened condensed milk|
|3 Tbsp||lime juice|
|1 tsp||grated lime zest, optional|
|1 c||heavy whipping cream|
Today is my birthday, and summer is almost here - ICE CREAM TIME! This ice cream is delicious, and it also brings smiling memories to me. My mother told me that when she was carrying me that she craved cherry ice cream. She laughed saying, "It is a wonder that you didn't come out blue from all the cold ice cream I ate." She made her scrumptious ice cream using evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed milk, and Mama didn’t use the lime juice and zest, but I like cherry and lime together. You can use lemon if you wish.
Celebrate with me with a dish of Mama's Cheery Cherry Ice Cream
The ice cream is exceptionally creamy! We added the chocolate cookies like Pat suggests, and it took on the flavors of a chocolate covered cherry... divine.
NOTE: The longer you leave it in the freezer, the firmer it gets. If you want to make ice cream sandwiches (and this makes marvelous ice cream sandwiches -chocolate cookies, YUM), you need to have it real firm.