Mama's Cheery Cherry Ice Cream

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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

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Pat Morris Recipe
Lightly Salted
Augusta, GA (pop. 610,828)
Member Since Mar 2012
Pat's notes for this recipe:
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.

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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.


Combine undrained Maraschino Cherries and juice, sweetened condensed milk, lime juice and lime zest in a large bowl.
Whip cream in a medium bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until stiff peaks form.
Fold Whipped Cream into Cherry mixture.
Pour into a 2 quart freezer-safe container or a 9x5-inch loaf pan. My mother used ice trays (with the inserts removed)to freeze her ice cream.
Cover and freeze until firm. Or you can leave in the freezer overnight.

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.
Enjoy a bowl of Mama's Cheery Cherry Ice Cream!
Cherries stain your hands. You can wear thin rubber gloves (but I can't work with them on.) So, to remove the cherry stain from your hands, you can use some lime (or lemon) juice to do the trick. Wash hands first as you normally would do, and then just dry your hands and squeeze at least one teaspoon of FRESH lime (or lemon) juice onto your palms. Rub your hands together for about 30 seconds –make sure to cover your hands completely with the fresh juice. Then rinse your hands in lukewarm water and wash with your regular hand soap and water –dry hands with a paper towel or cloth towel. The stains should be gone, but if not you can repeat the steps. You can also use a liberal amount of white vinegar (following the above steps) to remove the stains –but since the lime or lemon juice handy –I used it.

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user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Apr 22, 2012
Sounds like a wonderful recipe- and I will try it-since you don't need an ice cream maker to make this!
Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will share this recipe with my groups too.

user deb baldwin messinthekitchen - Apr 22, 2012
A save for me too!
user Debra Taylor sizzlinsweet - Apr 22, 2012
Cherry is my favorite flavor, I do have an ice cream maker but it stored away.
I have been wanting to make Ice cream the last couple of days or so. This will be great. Thanks for sharing
user Pat Morris AugustgaPat - Apr 22, 2012
Thanks Debra. I think that you will like it. Also, if you like lemon, I posted my lemon ice cream recipe (also very easy and delicious).

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