cup heavy cream
cup whole milk
whole vanilla bean pod
cup fresh cherries, pits removed; cut in quarters
In mixing bowl, combine heavy cream, milk and sugar. Stir until sugar completely dissolves. Stir in vanilla. Split vanilla bean using point of sharp knife. Scrape seeds from pod and add to mixture. Add cherries. Stir to mix. Pour mixture into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's directions for processing and churning the ice cream. Spoon soft ice cream into freezer safe container and freeze for four hours or overnight before serving. Makes one quart or 8 servings.