Homemade ice cream on the Fourth of July. Hot summer days and swimming. They go together. We made many flavors of homemade ice cream growing up using an old crank ice cream maker. The closest swimming pool was in the country fed with freezing spring water. Burr! One of my favorite ice cream varieties is cherry ice cream. It sounds like a patriotic dessert to serve on this holiday. This version is similar a gelato type of ice cream. Plus it is very easy to make.