Chocolate cherry ice cream

I hope you are still with me on Day 3 of dessert week.  This chocolate cherry ice cream is the perfect way to get the party started for my friend Stephanie’s virtual baby shower.  Stephanie is the talented blogger over at girl versus dough.  In just a couple of weeks she will be welcoming a sweet and precious baby girl into the world and some of us decided to throw a baby shower for her to celebrate.

Chocolate cherry ice cream

Everyone loves a good party, right?  Well I do.  I know this ice cream is not typical but who says you can’t take ice cream to a party.  Stephanie could be craving ice cream and I’m just trying to help her out you know.  Besides there are cherries in it so its healthy.  OK, who am I kidding, the chocolate totally takes over the cherries but that is what makes this recipe fantastic.

If I were at a shower I hope and pray that someone is serving me ice cream.  Give me the good stuff!  Now in all reality I wish Stephanie the best in the upcoming weeks and pray for a healthy baby girl.  Check out the rest of the shower goodies below from her food blogging friends.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Chocolate cherry ice cream

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Chocolate cherry ice cream

Yield: 2 pints

Ingredients:

1/4 cup chocolate flavored syrup
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
5 ounces chocolate covered cherries

Directions:

In a bowl add syrup and both sugars. Blend with a hand mixer on low for 2 minutes. Slowly add in the milk, whipping cream and vanilla. Cover with saran wrap and place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

Add cherries to a food processor and pulse until well chopped.

Remove ice cream mixture and place in ice cream maker for 15 minutes. Pour in the cherries and let it mix for an additional 5 minutes.

Store ice cream in air-tight freezer containers.

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24 Responses to “Chocolate cherry ice cream”

  1. 1
    steph@stephsbitebybite — April 9, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Love how chunky this ice cream is! Sometimes there’s not enough chunks, know what I mean!

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    Cate O'Malley — April 9, 2014 at 8:18 am

    This will please my resident chocoholics to no end, love the chocolate covered cherry addition!

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  3. 3
    Claire Gallam — April 9, 2014 at 8:33 am

    This is GORGEOUS!!

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  4. 4
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — April 9, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Yay!!! So glad it worked. Phew. And might I say, this is a gorgeous looking ice cream!

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  5. 5
    Nutmeg Nanny — April 9, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I LOVE this ice cream. The combo of cherries and chocolate is classically delicious.

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  6. 6
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — April 9, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Ice cream is perfect for any kind of gathering! Love this!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — April 9, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I need this in my life!!

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    Julia — April 9, 2014 at 9:29 am

    I wouldn’t mind if it were dessert week every week, this ice cream looks amazing! Sign me up for those chocolate-covered cherries! Happy to be joining you for Steph’s shower! Cheers to babies and ice cream and blogging friends! <3

    Reply

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    Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon — April 9, 2014 at 9:43 am

    What a fabulous combination! I love cherry and chocolate together!

    Reply

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — April 9, 2014 at 10:02 am

    So glad you brought ice cream to the party — I can’t get enough of it lately! :) Thank you so much for this wonderful surprise, Meagan! I am so honored!

    Reply

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 9, 2014 at 10:47 am

    I cannot get enough ice cream lately, so this is totally calling to me! I need a big cone full of this luscious loveliness in my belly!

    Reply

  12. 12
    Katrina @ WVS — April 9, 2014 at 10:54 am

    This ice cream looks so yummy! Love the flavour!

    Reply

  13. 13
    Cindy — April 9, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Homemade ice cream is one of my favorite things and something any pregnant girl would appreciate…plus, chocolate and cherry always wins!

    Reply

  14. 14
    Beauty Follower — April 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Looks so delicious!

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    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — April 9, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    This looks SO delicious!!! And am I with you on Day 3 of dessert week? Heck yes!!

    Reply

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    Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch — April 9, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Oh my goodness Megan this looks amazing! I can never pass on chocolate and cherry ice cream!

    Reply

  17. 17
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — April 9, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    I’d love nothing more than a giant bowl of this ice cream right now! Love the chocolate cherry combo!

    Reply

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — April 9, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I am pretty much an ice cream addict so I would LOVE anyone who brought ice cream to my party. And the color is just so perfect for the baby shower:-)

    Reply

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    Beth @ The First Year — April 9, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    I love the freshness of cherry ice cream this time of year – brilliant idea!

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    Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out — April 9, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Uh, anything with cherries in it is OBVIOUSLY a health food in my book! ;-) Thank you so much for joining our shower and making this day even more special for Steph!

    Reply

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    Corey — April 9, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    This looks soooo good and the photos are incredible.
    YOU know how I feel about chocolate -everyone should have some in their life.

    Reply

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    julia — April 10, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Love this! One of my favorite ice creams is Ben and Jerry’s cherry chip–this reminds me of it!

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