Kirbie's Cravings

Cherry Ice Cream

photo of a bowl of Cherry Ice Cream

I usually am not a fan of fruit flavored ice creams except when they are homemade with fresh fruit.  Ever since getting my ice cream maker, I love making ice creams with fresh fruit.
close-up photo of a bowl of cherry ice cream
A few weeks ago I made some cherry ice cream and I think it may be my favorite fruit flavored ice cream yet. The ice cream is creamy with cherry flavor throughout. I left a few cherry bits in there to add some flavor and texture.

If you’re looking for more desserts made with cherries my Cherry Clafoutis, Cherry Cake and Cherry Almond Cakes are delicious, too.

Cherry Ice Cream

Prep Time: 50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This homemade ice cream is creamy and speckled with a few cherry bits that add flavor and texture.


  • 1 1/2 cups pitted ripe sweet cherries
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 3/4 cups cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Put cherries, milk, one cup of the cream, sugar, and salt into a medium saucepan. Heat on medium heat until the mixture is steamy, then lower the heat to warm and just let sit for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour mixture into a blender, or use an immersion blender, and carefully purée.
  • Put mixture into a large bowl. Stir in the remaining 3/4 cup of cream. Chill for several hours in the refrigerator until completely cold.
  • Churn the ice cream in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. Serve immediately or you can firm up in the freezer for a few hours.


Recipe slightly adapted from Simply Recipes

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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4 comments on “Cherry Ice Cream”

  1. How funny!! When I go out, I never eat fruit ice cream, but at home, I like made them!!
    This summer we have made two different recipes of cherry ice cream, and the were so delicious!! Especially with a little of Kirsch or Amaretto

  2. “Cherry ice cream smile…I suppose it’s very nice!”
    —-lyrics from “Rio” by Duran Duran

    I like your ice cream bowl – so pretty. 🙂

    Your ice cream looks quite tempting with the cherry on top! I bet it would taste great with dark chocolate chips in it…

    • I got the ice cream bowls from the store that used to be Daiso. I realized I didn’t have any proper ice cream bowls and went out and got some. The original recipe actually has chocolate chunks but I was too lazy to add them. I think it would taste good with them though.

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