Pour the milk and five spice cherries into a blender. Blend well. You want the blender to chop up the cherries but not liquify them. There should be small pieces of cherries still visible when you are done.
Put the sugar, vanilla extract and cream into the frozen ice cream maker (if you have an electric one, if not follow the directions on your specific brand). Add the milk and cherry mixture from the blender.
Follow the instructions on the ice cream maker you have. Mine – which is electric – takes 45 minutes to make ice cream.
I remove the finished ice cream from my ice cream maker when it is done, put it in a bowl and cover it before putting it in the freezer.