At a Glance

10 mins. to 15 mins.
7 hrs 30 mins. to 10 hrs 30 mins.
1 quart
This ice cream definitely has a tart cherry flavor, not a sweet cherry, not a maraschino cherry. It's got depth of flavor and cherry pucker to it. It's the ice cream version of old-fashioned tart cherry pie, and it is extraordinary.
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  1. Combine the cream and milk in a large measuring cup.
  2. Whisk in the sugar and pastry cream filling mix. Whisk until no more lumps remain.
  3. Whisk in the cherry juice concentrate and the vanilla.
  4. Refrigerate the ice cream base for at least two hours, or up to overnight.
  5. Freeze the cold base in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions.
  6. When the machine finishes, scrape the ice cream into a one quart container and place in the freezer for at least 4 hours to ripen and finish hardening.
  7. Yield: 1 quart

Tips from our bakers

  • No time to order cherry juice concentrate? Check the freezer section in your grocery store for frozen juice concentrates. The flavor will be different, and be sure to check the sugar content.
  • You can replace the pastry cream filling mix with instant vanilla pudding in a pinch. Your ice cream won't be as silky and rich, but it's still mmm, mmm, yummy!