Cool-down with a deliciously creamy, summer treat. Don't have an ice cream maker? That's ok. Mix your ingredients in a small loaf pan (regularly stirring) and freeze until solid, 5-7 hours.

Recipe by Health July 2016


Credit: Iain Bagwell

Recipe Summary

4 hrs 30 mins
15 mins
Serves: 6


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine cherries, syrup and vanilla bean in a large pan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cherries are very soft and beginning to break down, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Remove and discard vanilla bean. Roughly mash cherries with a potato masher; let mixture cool completely, about 1 hour.

  • Stir together buttermilk, sugar and salt in a large bowl, whisking until sugar dissolves. Add cherry mixture and stir to combine. Pour mixture into a 2-quart electric ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer ice cream to a freezer-safe container; cover and freeze until firm, about 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; fat 1g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 42g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 3mg; iron 1mg; sodium 111mg; calcium 98mg.