You’ll love the flavors in this chocolate cherry chip ice cream- tons of rich chocolate and sweet, seasonal cherries. A perfect summertime treat!

A bowl of chocolate ice cream, studded with dark sweet cherries and chocolate chunks.

Well, summer is officially in full swing!

My kids started day camp this week and the weather has been beyond gorgeous. The lawn needs mowing more than once a week. And the stone fruits are in all their glory!

I walked past a few cartons of peaches and nectarines at my local grocery store today and the aromas were so sweet and tempting! I need to be sure to pick some up next time, while they’re at their absolute peak!

Chocolate Cherry Chip Ice Cream: SO chocolate-y and rich, and I loved the addition of dark sweet cherries and chocolate chunks.  food desserts chocolate

I’ve already started stone fruit season with cherries though, and boy are they my summertime favorite. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there’s no better combination than cherries and chocolate. And this chocolate cherry chip ice cream has both in spades.

The ice cream base is so rich and creamy. You’re going to use 2 kinds of cocoa plus melted chocolate, for a flavor that is so deep, dark, and intensely chocolate-y. And a little hit of almond extract to bring out the sweetness of the cherries.

Chocolate Cherry Chip Ice Cream: SO chocolate-y and rich, and I loved the addition of dark sweet cherries and chocolate chunks.  food desserts chocolate

The flavors are a match made in heaven and you’ll love having a tub of this chocolate cherry chip ice cream in your freezer now that summer is here!

A bowl of chocolate ice cream, studded with dark sweet cherries and chocolate chunks.

More great ice cream recipes on my “Ice Creams, Mousses, Custards, & Puddings” Pinterest board!


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Chocolate Cherry Chip Ice Cream
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Chill Time
1 d
Total Time
1 d 40 mins
 

You’ll love the flavors in this chocolate cherry chip ice cream- tons of rich chocolate and sweet, seasonal cherries.  A perfect summertime treat!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: ice cream
Keyword: cherry, Chocolate, ice cream
Servings: 8
Calories: 480 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Freeze the bowl of the KitchenAid® Ice Cream Maker Attachment.
  2. Place the milk in a small saucepan and heat over medium-low until barely simmering.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the yolks, sugar, cocoa powders, and salt together.
  4. When the milk is very hot, pour it into the yolk mixture in a very slow stream, while whisking.
  5. Transfer the mixture back to the saucepan and continue to cook over medium-low heat while whisking, until thickened slightly (about 3 to 5 minutes).
  6. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a heat safe bowl. Whisk in the melted chocolate, cream, and extracts. Chill overnight.
  7. Fit the frozen Ice Cream Maker Attachment onto the KitchenAid® Stand Mixer.
  8. Pour the chilled ice cream base into the bowl and churn on medium-low speed until thick (about 20 minutes).
  9. Transfer about 1/3 of the ice cream to a loaf pan.
  10. Top with about 1/3 of the cherries. Sprinkle with about 1/3 of the chopped chocolate. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Freeze overnight and serve.
Recipe Notes

Please visit KitchenAid’s blog, The Kitchenthusiast, for the complete how-to.


Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cherry Chip Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 480 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 232mg 77%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 37g
Protein 6g 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.