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Do you have this homemade ice cream recipe?

Asked by Skaggfacemutt (9785points) November 5th, 2012

Years ago a guy in our office would make the most delicious homemade ice cream and bring it in for everyone. It was yellow in color, and had maraschino cherries and (I think) pecans, and he got the flavor extract from the south somewhere. I don’t remember what it was (butter pecan, black walnut?). Does anyone have a recipe like this, or something similar?

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Coloma's avatar

No, but I will be watching this Q. like a hawk. Mmmm..homemade ice cream, dreamy! :-P

gailcalled's avatar

Yellow ice cream assumes eggs so could be irrelevant.

If there were pecans in it, butter pecan sounds like a good guess. Personally, I loathe maraschino cherries but don’t see why you cannot add them, like other fruit such as the berries, to any ice cream. (Here’s some ice cream with pecans and maraschino cherries in it – however, read the list if ingredients carefully before ordering. Source)

Here’s a delicious sounding recipe for black cherry and pecan ice cream, if you are willing to compromise.

For the cherries:
1 pound fresh black cherries
1½ cups water
1 cup sugar
a squeeze of lemon juice

For the ice cream:
1 cup half and half
2 cups heavy cream
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
1 cup cherries, prepared as directed below
¾ cup toasted pecans, roughly chopped
red food coloring, optional (I would skip this, myself.)

Stem and pit the cherries and place in a saucepan with the water and sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer for 25 minutes. Stir frequently. Remove from heat and add the lemon juice.
Cool. You can keep refrigerated for a couple weeks if you wish.
When ready to use, let the cherries drain in a sieve. (You can use the leftover syrup in drinks.) Chop the cherries.

In a bowl, whisk the creams and sweetened condensed milk well. Add the chopped cherries and pecans and, if you like your ice cream a definite pink, a drop of food coloring.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Wow, that looks close. I could make regular ice cream with pecans and maraschino cherries, but it was actually the unusual flavor extract that really made it heavenly. If it had just been butter pecan or just black walnut I would have remembered that – but it was an extract that the guy could only get in the southern states, and I can’t remember what it was. I just remember that it was something very unusual and hard to find.

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janbb's avatar

Could it have been praline flavor extract?

Similarly, I have an English cookie recipe for Cherry Coconut slices that is only good when I can find maraschino extract which is made in England.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

I think it was butter pecan and “something” – I mean it was just one bottle of extract, and it was called butter pecan “something.” one of the ingredients was butter pecan, but it had a second something in it.

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