Old-fashioned Maraschino Cherry Ice Cream Recipe

Any ice cream fans here?

Mmmmm! We are definitely ice cream lovers! There is always a half gallon in our freezer and cones in the pantry. With summer only a few weeks away, I’ve been thinking about when I was a kid and having homemade ice cream.

I saw this post by Sheryl at A Hundred Years Ago, and my mind automatically went straight to childhood. I love how she describes how families celebrated holidays in the past. How fun!

Her recipes always remind me of my grandparents because they are from 1916. My grandpa Abbe was born in 1916, which means his siblings were little kiddos when someone put their Maraschino Cherry Ice Cream recipe into the world.  How cool is that?

Cherries in every form remind me of all the stories Dad has told me about the cherry trees of his childhood. Grandma Wilma had lots of cherries!

Here’s to summer, family celebrations, potlucks, and of course, ice cream! Thank you for letting me share, Sheryl! Can’t wait to make this!

A Hundred Years Ago

Marachino cherry ice cream picture 2

Happy Memorial Day!

Memorial Day in years gone by was often celebrated by parades and local festivals – and incredible homemade ice cream. An old-time favorite was Maraschino Cherry Ice Cream.

I tend to think of Maraschino cherries as a cocktail garnish (or an ingredient in canned fruit cocktail), but Maraschino cherries were a popular recipe ingredient in the early 1900’s. Back then the cherries were a pricey delicacy, and a popular ingredient that hinted of sophistication and class.

The recipe I adapted was in a hundred-year-old Pennsylvania church cookbook, and it was incredibly easy.  This ice cream recipe didn’t require any cooking; I only needed to combine cream, sugar, and lemon juice, and then chill for a few minutes before putting the mixture into the ice cream maker  (the cherries are added after the ice cream is frozen). I actually worried that the recipe was too easy, but my fears…

View original post 161 more words

9 thoughts on “Old-fashioned Maraschino Cherry Ice Cream Recipe

  1. Eskie Antics June 1, 2016 / 11:31 am

    Sounds like you had a fantastic Memorial Day! Maraschino Cherry ice cream sounds oh so delicious! :)

    • Jessica Adam June 1, 2016 / 11:39 am

      Thank you for reading! Sheryl posts the best old fashioned recipes and history. We had a great holiday. Did you?

      • Eskie Antics June 15, 2016 / 10:33 am

        We did as well; took Alaska to our local Memorial Day parade, but she started acting up around the police on horses and motorcycles (some of her triggers), so we had to leave quite early.

        • Jessica June 15, 2016 / 10:44 am

          I don’t blame her! :) That’s a lot of commotion. :)

          • Eskie Antics June 17, 2016 / 7:22 pm

            I just wish she wasn’t as reactive to everything so I could take her with me to more places.

          • Jessica June 17, 2016 / 7:27 pm

            May be a sensory issue. Have your read Temple Grandin’s book Animals in Translation? It’s really good. I had to skip some of it though, about aggressive behaviors. :)

          • Eskie Antics June 17, 2016 / 7:36 pm

            No I haven’t but I’m intrigued! Will look into it, thank you!

          • Jessica June 17, 2016 / 7:39 pm

            I learned a lot about pets and humans, for that matter. There’s a lot of info ably brain functions and behavior.

          • Jessica June 17, 2016 / 7:40 pm

            Are you familiar with her? She is AMAZING. :) She designs cattle chutes etc.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s