Cherry Ice Cream


This homemade cherry ice cream is rich and creamy. It makes a great dessert for almost any occasion. Recipe for 10 people, ready in an hour. Can be stored in the freezer for up to a month.

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Cherry ice cream
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2015-01-11, this recipe is for 10 people and takes 1 hour.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 28-08-2023

1 hour 10 people Desserts
Cherry ice cream


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  • 165 ml whole milk
  • 500 ml cream
  • 170 grams sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 85 grams egg yolks
  • 750 grams canned or bottled cherries (in syrup)
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon rum
Cherry ice cream ingredients
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  • Ice cream maker
  • Stand mixer with a whisk attachment
  • Ice cream scoop
  • 1 medium saucepan

Cherry Ice Cream

1 hour 10 people Desserts

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Preparation 15 minutes

Add the cream, whole milk, vanilla extract, 85 grams (half) of the sugar, and the cherry syrup to a medium saucepan. Heat the pan over a low heat until the mixture is warm, but do not bring it to a boil.

Meanwhile, beat the egg yolks in a stand mixer. Add the remaining half of the sugar. The mixture is ready as soon as the colour changes to a creamy white. Keep mixing while you slowly add the warmed whipped cream mixture to the egg yolks.

Keep mixing to prevent the egg from cooking. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and return to the heat; set the heat to the lowest setting. Keep stirring until the egg yolks are cooked through.

You can check this by stirring the mixture with a silicone spatula. When you can draw a line through the mixture on the spatula with your finger, the cherry ice cream mixture is ready. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool to room temperature.

Cherry ice cream
Cherry ice cream

Finishing the cherry ice cream  45 minutes

Check that there are no pits in the cherries, then cut them into large pieces. Add the cherries to the cooled ice cream mixture. Optionally, stir in a dash of rum or other alcohol of your choice.

Pour the cherry ice cream mixture into an ice cream maker and set the timer to 45 minutes. The exact time depends on the power of your machine.

You can serve the cherry ice cream right away, or store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a month.

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