Cherry Ice Cream Recipes: This Is How It Works with and without Ice Cream Maker!

by Kremy

We are at the beginning of summer – the season of lots of fruit and delicious ice cream. How about combining both to prepare homemade cherry ice cream? In this article we will introduce you to different ways how you can prepare it – with or without an ice cream maker, as well as with or without eggs, with fresh but also with frozen cherries! You can find all the recipes here!

How to Make Cherry Ice Cream without an Ice Cream Maker and without Eggs – This Is How It Works in Just 5 Minutes!

cherry ice cream without an ice cream maker how to do prepare it in only 5 minutes

This sweet and slightly tart cherry ice cream is made with just a few simple ingredients. It contains no eggs and is ready in just 5 minutes with just a quick spin of the blender.

Total time: 5 min.

Servings: 6

Ingredients for the cherry ice cream:

  • 3 cups g frozen sweet cherries
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients for the chocolate topping (optional)

  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil

Ice Cream Instructions: Combine cherries, heavy cream, milk, sugar, salt and vanilla in a blender. Mix until smooth.

Chocolate Topping Instructions: Combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small glass bowl. Heat them in the microwave for 1 minute. Then take them out and stir them until smooth. If necessary, heat the chocolate for another 20-30 seconds and stir again after removing from the microwave.

Allow the chocolate topping to cool at room temperature for a while (if it hardens during this time, reheat for 10-15 seconds and stir again).

Place about 1/3 of the ice cream in an airtight container and generously pour about 1/3 of the chocolate on top. Repeat the process two more times. Then freeze until ready to serve.

Note: This cherry ice cream recipe can also be made without the chocolate topping. However, we recommend not to skip it as it will make your dessert will be crunchier.

Cherry Ice Cream with Fresh Cherries – You Will Need an Ice Cream Maker for This Recipe

cherry ice cream with fresh cherries for this recipe you need an ice cream maker


You can make homemade cherry ice cream yourself with just six ingredients. This silky smooth cherry ice cream with milk tastes like cream cheese and has a hint of sweetness from the cherries.

Active time: 40 minutes

Chilling time: 8 hours

Total time: 8 hours and 40 minutes

Serves 6 (when serving generously)


  • ice machine
  • Thick-bottomed saucepan
  • whisk
  • mixing bowls
  • cling film
  • Ice Cream Container

Cherry ice cream recipe – ingredients:

  • 4 cups frozen black sweet cherries (pitted)
  • 2.5 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 0.5 teaspoon kosher salt

Prepare the Recipe Following These Steps:

to prepare the ice cream remove the cherry pits

Step 1: Place the cherries, ½ cup of granulated sugar and ½ cup of water in a medium-sized, heavy-bottomed saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until cherries are tender and a syrup forms at the bottom of the saucepan (about 6-8 minutes). Remove the pan from the heat and allow the cherries to cool to room temperature. Pour them into a small bowl, cover and leave in the fridge for later.

Step 2: Fill a large bowl with ice to later use as an ice bath. Set aside.

cherry ice cream recipe

Step 3: In a heavy-bottomed pot, add heavy cream and whole milk. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until steaming.

Step 4: Meanwhile, mix the remaining sugar, cornstarch and salt with a fork until there are no lumps and everything is well incorporated.

Step 5: Once the cream and milk start to steam, slowly and in small amounts add the sugar mixture, stirring constantly. Let the mixture cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, for another 2-3 minutes, until slightly thickened. Note: You can check this by scooping up some of the liquid with a spoon and testing the thickness. Make sure the ice cream base never boils.

Step 6: Transfer the mixture in a heatproof bowl and cool in the ice bath until no longer steaming. Press a piece of cling film over the mixture to prevent a skin from forming on the surface. Chill the ice cream base in the refrigerator overnight.

how to make cherry ice cream instructions

Step 7: In the morning, pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and process for about 20-25 minutes. About two minutes before the ice cream is ready, add the cooked cherries and syrup, one tablespoon at a time, until well incorporated.

The ice cream will be on the soft side, but can be eaten immediately or you can freeze it for a few hours. It can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to two weeks.

Also read: 15 boozy ice cream cocktail recipes


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