This is a simple, delicious dessert, perfect after a summer grill! I have used both, frozen cherries and fresh in this recipe. There is a big difference in the amount of liquid in fresh versus frozen sour cherries when cooked. If your cherries give off a lot of liquid, you may have to reduce your syrup a little longer. If using the frozen, drain very well. I also use only 1/2 cup of sugar as that is plenty sweet enough for our tastes. Use the best quality ice crean you can, such as Hagan Daas. This is adpated from Gourmet Magazine, July 2005 edition. Can also serve with butter cookies on the side,either homemade or from the bakery. Hope you enjoy!