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Very Cherry Ice Cream

 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!
16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing

Ingredients

  • 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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

  • 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. Yield: 2 quarts.
Nutritional Facts: 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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Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.