Amarena Eisbecher W/Amarenakirschen - Cherry Sundaes-Adults Only

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This Cherry Sundae is traditional treat that is served in German ice cream parlors during the summer. The recipe makes enough for 2-4 ice cream sundaes; 2 as a stand alone treat or 4 as dessert. You could take out all the alcohol so the kids could have one too, but what fun would that be?!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup whipped cream (use the real deal)
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2 ounces kirschwasser, about 4 T (cherry brandy or schnapps)
  • 1 cup cherries, sauce Amarenakirschen (recipe below)
  • waffle cookie (such as Pepperidge Farm Pirouette cookies) (optional)
  • Amarenakirschen

  • 1 cup sweet cherries, pitted (about 6 oz.)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 14 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Amaretto (optional)


  1. Sundaes:.
  2. Place 1/2 cup ice cream into each dish, top with 1 tablespoon kirschwasser, 1/4 cup Amarenakirschen and whipped cream.
  3. Amarenakirschen:.
  4. Place the cherries, sugar and water in a pan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes. Cool slightly, then add the almond extract, lemon juice and amaretto.
Most Helpful

I only rate this 4 stars because I found the kirsh to be slightly overpowering. I made this as a special treat for the BF. I would add the kirsh with the cherries a minute before turning off the heat. I used a little vanilla bean infused sugar. My BF went back for seconds and tried it with chocolate Ice cream and said it worked. Very good. Made for ZWt 6.

Tarteausucre May 24, 2010