Homemade Ice Cream Recipes – Cherry Vanilla Chocolate Chip

Last night I made a batch of cherry chocolate chip ice cream and used my favorite vanilla ice cream recipe as a base.  Not only did I have ice cream for dessert, but I also had it for breakfast this morning as well.

I mean, it has fruit in it right?  Plus milk and eggs, so that’s like totally healthy.  Right?

C’mon, you know it is.  Ice cream is the breakfast of champions!


6 fresh egg yolks
2 cups milk {I used 2%}
4 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup sugar
seeds of 1 vanilla bean

Add Ins

1 cup sweet cherries,  stemmed, pitted and chopped
3/4 cup chocolate chips {I used semi-sweet}


Combine egg yolks, sugar and vanilla seeds in a mixing bowl. Add milk.
Heat mixture in a double broiler until it coats the back of spoon {about 5-7 minutes}.
Place the mixture in the refrigerator to cool down {about 2 hours}.
Remove the mixture from the refrigerator, add gently stir in whipping cream just until combined.

Pour into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions.  During the last few minutes of churning, fold in the cherries and chocolate chips.


Have YOU ever made homemade ice cream before?  What is your favorite flavor?

Which do you prefer?  Homemade ice cream or store bought?  

Peace Out Girl Scouts, I’m off to have another scoop before the kids eat it all.

Have a great weekend!


A few years ago I received the KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachmentas a gift, and I just love it to bits.  I keep the freezer bowl in the freezer when it’s not in use, that way, we can whip up a batch of ice cream when ever we’re in the mood.  You can find it on Amazon HERE.

Need Vanilla Beans?  Amazon has them RIGHT HERE.

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  1. Veronica says

    Where do you get whipping cream for a good price? We recently moved to the Seattle area and haven’t found it for under $1/cup…

  2. suzanne says

    Haha, what a co-inkydink. Alton Brown is making ice cream on his show “good eats” as I read your blog. He rocks! Homemade for sure!

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