No Churn Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Cherry Sauce

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All you need is a mixer and a freezer for this super creamy No Churn Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Cherry Sauce. The ice cream is all of four ingredients and is so easy to whip up, cartons in the grocery store will stay in the freezer case.

This is a special post to honor and celebrate my dad who would have turned 75 today. It’s been over three years since his passing and not a day goes without thinking about him, especially when I cook! I know that may sound weird, but he was so passionate about food and enjoyed every meal, everything from simply scrambled eggs with burnt toast to beef wellington.

By far though, his favorite meals were birthday dinners. And not just his. Everyone’s! He loved gathering with family and friends, and birthdays were always a perfect excuse to make a reservation or have a special dinner at home.

Dad was the inspiration behind the past few posts to make what I think he would have been really psyched to have on his birthday – porchtime with cocktails and Prosciutto Wrapped Marsala Glazed Shrimp, Grilled Filet Mignon with Mushroom Sherry Dijon Sauce, Thyme Roasted Potatoes, and Slow Cooker Soda Baked Beans.

No birthday is complete without dessert, of course, but dad wasn’t much of a cake guy. He was more into pies and cobblers, and loved ice cream. So it was a no-brainer to whip up his all time favorite – cherry vanilla. He could probably take or leave the chocolate sauce, but it certainly made the rest of the fam quite happy. 🙂

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No Churn Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream

Dad’s birthday syncs perfectly with the start of cherry season. There’s no denying the beauty and versatility of these little ruby gems. Removing the pits is the only marginally tedious part of the recipe. It would probably take me half the time if I didn’t pop so many in along the way.

Fresh Cherries Close Up

The no-churn base consists all of whipped cream, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla. That’s it! Fold in the cherries and freeze. The waiting is the hardest part!

Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream Ready to Freeze

You can get away with freezing 4-5 hours but overnight is best. In full disclosure, I get a little panicky when photographing ice cream. Time is obviously limited as I’d rather shoot scoops of ice cream, not a puddle. Optimally I would have liked more chocolate sauce drizzled around but it felt like the clock was ticking faster than normal. The kids were happy this was a short shoot.

Thank you for going on this this little food journey with us to celebrate my dad. He wasn’t exactly a foodie but definitely a food lover. And, what’s not to love about ice cream?! Happy Summer!

No Churn Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream w/ Chocolate Cherry Sauce - no ice cream maker required for this creamy vanilla ice cream loaded with fresh cherries and served with a luscious sauce. #icecream #nochurnicecream #cherryvanillaicecream #frozendesserts #summerdesserts #makeaheaddesserts #giveitsomethyme | giveitsomethyme.com

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Recipe

No Churn Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Cherry Sauce

No ice cream maker required for this creamy vanilla ice cream loaded with fresh cherries and served with a luscious chocolate cherry sauce.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Ice Cream
Keyword cherry vanilla, ice cream, summer dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Freeze (Inactive) 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 16 4-ounce scoops
Author Kim Peterson

Ingredients

Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 14- ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh cherries, pitted and quartered, divided

Chocolate Cherry Sauce

  • 6 ounces semi- or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • ¾ cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 ½ tablespoons kirsch, cherry-flavored brandy

Instructions

Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream

  • In a stand mixer*, beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. With the mixer on the lowest speed, stir in the condensed milk and vanilla until combined. Fold in 1 ½ cups of the cherries.
  • Transfer mixture into a 9x5x3 loaf pan*. Top with the remaining ½ cup of cherries.
  • Freeze 4-5 hours or overnight until set. Let pan thaw about 5 minutes before scooping. Serve with Chocolate Cherry Sauce.

Chocolate Cherry Sauce

  • Place chopped chocolate in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine cream, butter, and corn syrup in a small saucepan. Bring mixture to a simmer, not a rolling boil.
  • Remove from heat and pour into bowl over the chocolate. Slowly whisk until melted and smooth.
  • Stir in kirsch. Let cool. (Can be made 3 days in advance. Cover and chill. Rewarm over low heat or microwave before using.)

Notes

*If you have time, place the mixer bowl, whisk, and loaf pan in the freezer 30 minutes before starting the recipe.

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No Churn Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream w/ Chocolate Cherry Sauce - no ice cream maker required for this creamy vanilla ice cream loaded with fresh cherries and served with a luscious sauce. #icecream #nochurnicecream #cherryvanillaicecream #frozendesserts #summerdesserts #makeaheaddesserts #giveitsomethyme | giveitsomethyme.com

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