Easy Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Easy Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream


  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, halved, well drained reserve juice
  • 2/3 cup chopped semi sweet chocolate bar, pieces about 1/4-inch square
  • 2 tablespoons reserved cherry juice
  • 2 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur or 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream


  1. Place cherries, chocolate, reserved juice and Amaretto in large mixing bowl.
  2. Soften ice cream in microwave. Microwave on defrost 1 to 2 minutes. (Ice cream should be soft, but not runny.)
  3. Spoon ice cream into bowl. Quickly mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  4. Place ice cream in container with tight fitting lid.
  5. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
  6. Scoop into bowls to serve.

Makes 1/2 gallon ice cream

Will keep in freezer up to 1 week.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): National Cherry Growers Foundation