Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream


School is starting soon, which in SOME ways means summer is over. We still may get the heat and we still may want to grill and need to eat ice cream to cool off ~  BUT ~ the “carefree late nights sleeping in mornings” of summer are coming to an end. I guess it is time to officially close my “ice cream series” ~ though I am pretty sure I have some more to share! MAYBE we shall continue the frozen concoction fun next summer?!?!?!???? Don’t be shocked though if you see an ice cream recipe in December….just sayin’.

That being said, how about another “series” one that can stretch through fall and winter? Any ideas? I was thinking “school lunch ideas” (recipes for  sandwichish things to eat or fruit/veggie ideas or sweet treats or snacks) or a “soup series” (to begin OF COURSE when the weather is more soup conducive!) OH! Or how about “breakfast foods”?  Let me know your thoughts AND opinions and I will take a pole and pick the most popular!

My FOR.EV.ER favorite ice cream in mint chocolate chip. Though cookie dough is a close second and (more recently) cherry chocolate chip ice cream has given mint chocolate chip a run for its money! I was really excited to see this recipe, I made it the first time and it was not quite right ~ probably because I do not have an ice cream machine ~ I tried it again, my way, and was VERY happy with the results.

* You NEED to use  cherry juice concentrate. It is found in the produce section of the grocery store. It IS expensive but just know that one bottle will get you A LOT of batches. I actually divide the juice into 1/4 c.’s and freeze it ~ that way it will go bad.
* It is a good idea to have your sweetened condensed milk be cold before you fold it into the whipped whipping cream, I usually throw the whole can in the fridge the morning I plan on making it.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream   

2 c. heavy whipping cream
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c. milk
1/4 c.  cherry juice concentrate
2 tsp. almond extract
pinch of salt
1/2 c. of chopped maraschino cherries
1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
Beat the heavy whipping cream till stiff peaks form. Fold in the sweetened condensed milk, milk, cherry juice, almond extract and salt. Stir gently till combined. Put in freezer and stir every 1/2 hour till the mixture is nearly frozen (about 2 hours). Stir in the chopped cherries and mini chocolate chips. Put in freezer again and stir every 1/2 hour (about 1 hour). Transfer to a freezer safe container with a lid. IF you make early in the day at night you will have soft serve ice cream, the next day it will be harder and you MAY need to take it out about 10 minutes before you are ready to dish it. ENJOY!

Recipe idea from Allrecipes.

(AS a side note. If you can, PLEASE take advantage of any zucchini you can get your hands on! Shred it and freeze it for later baking! It is really  nice to have a couple of bags on hand. I hope to share some zucchini recipes with you over the course of fall/winter.)


About Bobbi

I am a wife to my wonderful husband. I am a mom to 5 wonderful/busy/crazy/noisey/happy snappy boys. My hobby is cooking and baking, I love to read recipes and organize the recipes I have. I enjoy making food for people and sharing recipes. My husband is not picky and will eat almost anything, my kids are not quite as easy, they can be picky eaters, which has lead me to try to make more “favorite family foods”. I am hoping that through this blog some of my friends and family, or anyone for that matter, will share their favorite recipes too!!! Feel free to email me at if you have any questions, suggestions or recipes you would like to share. I look forward to hearing from you! Bobbi

6 responses »

  1. I’d like to know who ate the HUGE bowl of ice cream. 😉
    I’m going to use the base of this recipe and replace the cherries with reese’s pb cups. I’m going to put it in my ice cream maker, which I assume should work just fine?! Thanks.

    • Oh funny, ACTUALLY I was dishing us all a bowl of the ice cream and being that it is rich, I go a scoop + a good 1/2 scoop….but it did not photo up very good ~ so I added another scoop or 2 for photo purposes. PRETTY sure you might be ill if you at all that!!! Though tempting….very tempting…!! Sounds like you want to make ice cream closer to this one….. (THAT is more the size bowl of ice cream we eat..heehee) I think the ice cream machine would work fine and would just eliminate the NEED to “babysit” the ice cream for a few hours. Though I do not have one so I have not tried it!! PLEASE let me know how it goes!! 🙂 Thanks for your comment!

  2. Homemade ice cream is something I have never tried but have always wanted to. So many recipes, so little time! But hey, we eat ice cream all winter long, so this is another one that’s going on my “to try” list! I DO have an actual list going, and it’s getting longer all the time.

    • If you are looking at trying as easy recipe this one is AND the Homeade Ice Cream without a MAchine recipe is way easy too! (I was trying to do a link to it….but I am on a library computer, cause ours is down, and it is being finicky……) I still buy ice cream from the store at times, but really really have fun with the homeade stuff!! I cannot wait to hear if you guys enjoy it!! 🙂 I am so so so glad to hear that I am not the only one with a “to try” list that is WAAAAYYYY to long! I cannot make all my recipes in my lifetime I am CERTAIN of that! Thanks for reading and commenting!! 🙂

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