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Chunky Cherry Pecan Ice Cream

Chunky Cherry Pecan Ice Cream

Sugar-coated pecans and dark, sweet cherries stud this rich ice cream.

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30 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time



1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans

1/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

Ice Cream

3 cups Land O Lakes® Fat Free Half & Half

1 1/2 cups sour cream

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup cherry preserves

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 cup pitted quartered dark sweet cherries  


 *Substitute 1 (16 1/2-ounce) can sour cherries, drained, chopped.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine pecans, 1/4 cup sugar and butter in heavy saucepan or skillet. Cook, stirring constantly,over medium heat 4-5 minutes or until sugar turns golden. Pour onto heavy-duty aluminum foil. Cool completely. Break into pieces.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all ice cream ingredients except cherries in bowl; stir until sugar dissolves. Stir in pecans and cherries. Pour into ice cream freezer. Freeze according to manufacturer’s directions.

Tip #1

To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free vanilla.

Nutrition (1 serving)

180 Calories
9 Fat (g)
15 Cholesterol (mg)
80 Sodium (mg)
26 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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