Rich Cherry Ice Cream recipe

Preparation Time: 2 hours | Cooking Time: 20 minutes

This thick, rich and creamy cherry ice cream is made with one very special secret ingredient - balsamic vinegar! It gives the cherries a deliciously tart kick and helps to balance out the sweetness of the ice cream. Top with chocolate for a wonderful after-dinner pud.


  • 500g cherries, stoned
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 500ml double cream
  • 250ml milk
  • 200g sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Quarter the cherries and put into a bowl with the lemon juice, balsamic and half of the sugar. Stir well and leave to sit for two hours.

  2. Once marinated, mash half the cherries with a fork and set aside the rest of the cherries.

  3. In a bowl, whisk the milk and sugar until the sugar dissolves using a hand mixer. Stir in the cream, vanilla and the mashed cherries. Pour into an ice cream maker and process according to instructions. Add the quartered cherries 5 minutes before the end of the processing time along with any juice.

For an extra treat, try adding some chocolate chips to the ice cream.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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