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Easy Cherry Ice Cream Recipe

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Whip up this easy no churn 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

To make the cherry ice cream, you just replace the vanilla extract. Instead you use cherry juice from a jar of maraschino cherries to give the ice cream a cherry flavor.  Chopped maraschino cherries help give the ice cream another fun pop of cherry flavor.

Maraschino Cherry Ice Cream

Mix the cherry juice in to the condensed milk first just so you don’t over mix the ice cream.

No Churn Cherry Ice Cream

Once the ingredients are stirred together, it’s time to freeze the ice cream. You can use an actual ice cream container, but any container that’s freezable will work. Even a plastic bowl and or a metal loaf pan will work fine. 



Easy Cherry Ice Cream


Cherry Ice Cream Recipe

Cherry Ice Cream Recipe

Homemade no churn cherry ice cream is made with just 3 ingredients including maraschino cherries! Quick and easy to make!

An easy no churn cherry ice cream recipe is easy to make with just 4 ingredients.

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


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



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  • Deb Smith
    August 10, 2020

    This is easy and delicious! Thank you!

  • 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!