Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 35 mins

The Perfect Scoop

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stem cherries and remove the pits (cover up for this).
  2. In a medium saucepan, warm the cherries over medium heat with the water, sugar, and lemon juice until they start becoming juicy.
  3. Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cherries are very soft and cooked through.
  4. Remove from heat and let stand until they reach room temperature.
  5. Puree the cherries and their liquid with the almond extract or kirsch in a blender until smooth.
  6. Chill the mixture thoroughly, then freeze it in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions.


Most Helpful

I tried this yesterday and when I tasted it then it was a little too sweet. But, today it was so much
better! I still might cut back on the sugar next time cause I really like the flavor of the cherries to come through. Still a great recipe!

ShirlDiz July 17, 2011

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