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Easy Cherry Ice Cream Recipe

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Whip up this easy cherry ice cream recipe this summer for a fresh and fun frozen treat!

This easy no churn homemade cherry ice cream recipe is made with maraschino cherries and only 2 other ingredients! It's the perfect dessert for making with kids.

One of my favorite parts of summer is making homemade ice cream with my kids. They love getting in the kitchen with me to make their favorite ice cream flavors and then of course eat it on a hot summer day.

A few years ago I discovered an easy three ingredient ice cream recipe that doesn’t need an ice cream maker.

I’ve had fun making different variations on the ice cream like adding fresh peaches to make Peach Ice Cream.   We made Red White and Blue ice cream recently, and the red part was just begging for cherries!

Homemade Cherry Ice Cream Recipe

I replaced the vanilla extract in the base recipe for cherry juice from a jar of maraschino cherries to give the ice cream a cherry flavor.  I also added in chopped maraschino cherries.

Maraschino Cherry Ice Cream

I mixed the cherry juice in to the condensed milk first just so I wasn’t over mixing the ice cream.

The brown of the condensed milk did however darken the color of the ice cream. I was hoping for a bright pink color but it was definitely more muted. It still tastes amazing!

No Churn Cherry Ice Cream

Once the ingredients are stirred together, it’s time to freeze the ice cream. I have an actual ice cream container, but any container that’s freezable will work. I’ve used a plastic bowl and a metal loaf pan before.

Dirty Dishes

This cherry ice cream recipe is super quick and easy to make, but it does require a few dishes. For some reason everyone around here loves to help me make and eat the ice cream, but no one loves to help me do the dishes.

Dirty Dishes

That’s ok, though, because I have a few secret weapons when it comes to doing dishes. I rely on P&G Household Needs products to help me do the dishes when all my little ice cream making “helpers” disappear.  It’s the little details that make Cascade Complete Action Packs and Dawn Platinum Advanced Power different from other brands.

My first line of defense is my dishwasher. A few years ago we had some major issues getting all of our dishes clean in the dishwasher clean.

After a lot of trial and error, we found that Cascade is the only dishwasher soap we can rely on to get the dishes clean. The Advanced powder is my go to detergent. I pick up a large box at Costco because I use it so often.

Dawn Ultra Platinum Advanced

I’ve been using Dawn for dishes that need to be hand washed for years.  I also use it to clean my bathroom! I grab the large bottle at Costco as well because I use it all year long to get dishes clean.


Easy Cherry Ice Cream


Cherry Ice Cream Recipe

Cherry Ice Cream Recipe

Cherry Ice Cream Recipe
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours


  • 1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice (from the jar of cherries)
  • About 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries


Whip heavy cream in the bowl of a stand mixer until stiff peaks form.
In a small bowl, stir together condensed milk and cherry juice to combine.
Gently fold the condensed milk mixture in to the whipped cream.
Stir in chopped cherries.
Pour the mixture in to a freezer friendly, air tight container.
Freeze for at least 6 hours.


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  • Erlene
    July 16, 2017

    Love how easy this is to make.And since I’m the only one that likes maraschino cherries, this will be all for me 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipe on Merry Monday. I’ll be including it in this week’s ice cream round-up.

  • I love homemade ice cream, this sounds amazing. Thanks for linking up to #HomeMattersParty

  • Jerri
    June 8, 2017

    Your ice cream looks delicious. Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week.

  • Theresa
    June 6, 2017

    Looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party @DearCreatives Pinned & shared.

  • What an easy recipe for ice cream and I love that you can vary different fruit combinations

  • Beverly
    June 1, 2017

    Wow, this recipe is so simple and looks amazing. Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts at Over The Moon Party.
    See you next week.

  • This looks so creamy and delicious!! Move over Cherry Garcia!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

  • Frugal Hausfrau
    June 28, 2016

    I love your ice-creams and every time I open a post and see one I vow to make one! Well, I still haven’t but I’m pinning!!!

    This is fantabulous!!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!!


  • Patty Gordon
    June 28, 2016

    This recipe is almost too simple to be true! I’ve done ice cream in a Ninja blender before and I’m sure I could adapt this to the way I make that stuff. Thanks so much for posting it on the Turn It Up Tuesday link party so I could find it. Can’t wait to see what else you’ll post!

    • Camille
      June 30, 2016

      Oh – in a Ninja?? Now I’m intrigued!

  • Jessica White
    June 28, 2016

    My daughter loves cherry ice cream! I am going to try to make this for our 4th of July party!

  • Mistie
    June 25, 2016

    Your ice cream and those big ole bits of cherry look simply delicious!

  • Helen
    June 23, 2016

    I need to try this! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Link up!