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Prairie Dunes Cherry-Nut Ice Cream

Prairie Dunes Cherry-Nut Ice Cream

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  • Makes: 16 servings
  • Yield: 2 quarts
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Freeze 20 mins to 4 hrs

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This extra-creamy ice cream recipe, served at the Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas, gets extra texture from maraschino cherries and pecans.


  • 1 10 - ounce jar red maraschino cherries
  • 2 cups half-and-half or light cream
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  1. Drain cherries, reserving one-third cup juice. Chop cherries and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the half-and-half or light cream, whipping cream, brown sugar, reserved cherry juice and vanilla. Stir till sugar is dissolved.
  3. Spoon mixture into the freezer can of a 4- to 5-quart ice-cream freezer. Freeze according to manufacturers directions. Remove the dasher. Stir in pecans and chopped maraschino cherries. Ripen ice cream according to manufacturers directions. Garnish each serving with additional maraschino cherries with stems and fresh mint leaves, if you like.

Nutrition Facts

(Prairie Dunes Cherry-Nut Ice Cream)

Servings Per Recipe 16, fiber (g) 1, Fat, total (g) 18, chol. (mg) 52, sodium (mg) 37, cal. (kcal) 252, pro. (g) 2, carb. (g) 22

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