This particular Farmer's Wife block taunted me all summer long. Every time I looked at it, I thought of my favorite pink ice cream full of bananas, pineapple, and maraschino cherries. But alas, we had not brought the ice cream maker with us out west for the summer, so I was left with a craving instead.
Finally! We are home and unpacked, so I made a batch! Here's what you need to make Grandma's sacred recipe:
- 2 C. sugar
- 1/4 C. lemon juice
- 2 or 3 bananas, mashed
- 10 oz. jar maraschino cherries, roughly chopped
- 2 T. of the maraschino cherry juice
- 15 oz. crushed pineapple
- 1 pint cream
- 1-1/2 C. milk
- Ice, rock salt, etc.
Yeah, I know. Two cups of sugar sounds like a lot. Would it make you feel better if I told you that the original recipe calls for three cups? I notice no difference with my little adjustment.
I find it easiest to combine the ingredients in a pitcher--which makes it easier to pour into my 2 qt ice cream machine later. If you have a larger ice cream machine, you can probably just make it directly in there.
Basically, you're just going to combine all the ingredient together and stir well. Add the mixture to your ice cream maker until it's about 2/3 full (but no more than 3/4 full). Let the ice cream maker run according to manufacturer instructions--mine only takes about 20 min! Yipee!