Ingredients

  • 2 cups Stemilt sweet cherries, pits and stems removed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tbsp cherry syrup
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup shaved chocolate

Cool off this summer with a delicious scoop of homemade Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream made with delicious dark-sweet cherries.

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  • Yield
    6 servings
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  • In Category
    dessert.

Instructions

  1. Roughly cut the cherries into quarters. Place them into a medium saucepan with the granulated sugar. Heat until they become thick and syrupy, stirring occasionally, for roughly 20 minutes. Remove from the stove and place into the fridge until they are cool, preferably overnight.
  2. In a medium saucepan, add the heavy cream, milk, cherry syrup, and almond extract. Heat on medium-low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Do not let it come to a simmer. Remove from the heat. Refrigerate until chilled, preferably overnight.
  3. Pour the cold cream/milk mixture into your ice cream machine and churn for 25 minutes or until the ice cream begins to look very thick. Add cherries and shaved chocolate to the ice cream machine and churn until combined, roughly a minute.
  4. Remove the ice cream from the machine and place into an airtight container. Place into the freezer for a few hours to further harden.
  5. Once you are ready to serve, remove from the freezer and let sit on the counter for 5 - 10 minutes until it’s soft enough to scoop,
  6. Ice cream can be stored in the freezer for a few months, but it is best eaten within a few weeks.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 257
  • Fat Content: 15g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 9g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content: 5g
  • Carbohydrate Content: 29g
  • Protein Content: 3g
  • Cholesterol Content: 53mg
  • Fiber Content: 1g
  • Sugar Content: 25g
  • Sodium Content: 54mg