Sisters of Lourdes Hospital
Ice Cream with Variations

This recipe was used by the Sisters of Lourdes Hospital, Paducah, Kentucky. It is now known as Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital.

Sisters of Lourdes Ice Cream


  • 4 whole eggs
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 (13 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 3 pints Half-and-Half*
  • Vanilla extract

* Add only enough Half-and-Half in the basic recipe to fill freezer 2/3 full.


  1. Beat together the above ingredients. Add ingredients listed under one of the following variations.
  2. Freeze as per ice cream maker's instructions.


To the basic recipe add 6 or 7 finely chopped (or put in blender) ripe peaches.


To the basic recipe add 3 mashed, ripe bananas.


In the basic recipe substitute 1 can Hershey's syrup for 1 cup of sugar.

Chocolate Chip

Partially freeze chocolate ice cream, then add 1/2 cup finely grated baking chocolate, chocolate candy bar or chocolate chips.


To the basic recipe add 1/4 cup finely chopped maraschino cherries and 2 tablespoons cherry juice.


Add 2 tablespoons instant coffee powder to the basic recipe and freeze.


Crush 1/2 pound peppermint candy. Soak in milk for 2 hours and add to basic recipe. Freeze.


Crumble 6 pralines into basic recipe and freeze.


To the basic recipe add 1 1/2 cups strawberries. When this mixture is partially frozen, add 1/2 cup finely chopped strawberries.