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Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream (No Churn)

Enjoy homemade chocolate cherry ice cream year ’round with this delicious easy recipe! You can make this the day before your event with just a few ingredients.

chocolate cherry ice cream in a cone

Once upon a time in the land of summer desserts, there was a flavor combination so divine, so utterly delicious, it was whispered about in hushed tones among all the aficionados.

I’m talking about the legendary duo of chocolate and cherries.

Today we embark on a culinary expedition to create the mythical, the magnificent, the mouth-watering chocolate cherry ice cream.

And guess what? It’s a no-churn fruit dessert recipe, because not everyone has an ice cream churner. This gives you options! I like options.

This cherry and chocolate chip ice cream is rich, it’s luscious, and it’s dotted with chunks of cherries and decadent chocolate, like little treasures waiting to be discovered.

The recipe is so easy, you could probably do it while balancing your checkbook or plotting world domination (though I recommend the latter; it’s more fun).

chocolate cherry ice cream recipe

Ae you ready to take the plunge into this chocolate-cherry wonderland? Are you prepared to become the hero of your own ice cream saga?

Grab your mixing bowl, rally your ingredients, and let’s make some no-churn magic.

Welcome to the delicious, delightful, and slightly daring world of chocolate cherry ice cream. Let the adventure begin!

Making No Churn Ice Cream

You’re going to make this treat in a few simple steps. Scroll to the bottom for the recipe, or get a few frequently asked questions before that. Enjoy!

What does no churn ice cream mean?

No churn means that you’re not going to use an ice cream maker. An ice cream maker keeps the ingredients turning over so that while your dessert is chilling, no ice crystals form (and it remains soft).

With no churn you’ll still be stirring the ingredients with a mixer, but there is no churning process required. I love it because – easy.

Is no churn ice cream real ice cream?

Yes, because no churn uses heavy cream (along with other ingredients). Ice cream is basically sugar and frozen cream, so no churn qualifies, at least in my book.

*Make sure to use good quality ingredients this recipe. I recommend high quality, fresh dairy products and pure (not imitation) extracts for the best results.

cherry and chocolate ice cream

Have fun and enjoy the process of creating delicious frozen treats! Here’s what you’re going to need for this cherry and chocolate ice cream.


  • 1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 15 oz can dark red cherries, drained (and chopped, if desired)
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Tips and Thoughts for This Recipe

A substitute for mini chocolate chips would be chopped up chocolate bars or dark chocolate. It’s up to you! If you use regular sized chocolate chips, I’d break them up in a food processor.

The vanilla extract helps complement the fruity sweetness of the cherries. If you want to amplify the cherry flavor, you can sub the vanilla for 1 teaspoon of almond extract.

If you plan to make a lot of ice cream, invest in some reusable containers. They make freezing easy.

cherry ice cream with chocolate

Your ice cream will have the best flavor if enjoyed as soon as it’s ready, but it can last for several weeks or months if you store it properly.

Pressing plastic wrap against the surface helps prevent freezer burn (in addition to putting a lid on the top).

chocolate and cherry ice cream

Get the printable recipe for this treat below. Also don’t forget to check out our chocolate cherry dump cake!

Yield: 6 servings

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream

chocolate and cherry ice cream

Enjoy cherry and chocolate ice cream anytime you want with this super simple recipe. Whip it up the day before with just a handful of ingredients!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Freez Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 10 minutes


  • 1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 15 oz can dark red cherries, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Use an electric hand mixer to whip the cream in a large mixing bowl. Start on a low speed and increase the speed as the cream thickens until it begins to form soft peaks.Cherries, mini chocolate chips, vanilla, heavy cream, and condensed milk in bowls
  2. Once the heavy cream forms soft peaks, add the cherries, condensed milk, and vanilla extract. Continue whipping the mixture on a high speed until the condensed milk is fully incorporated into the cream and the cherries are scattered evenly throughout the mixture.Cherries, condensed milk, and extracts added into the heavy cream
  3. Add the mini chocolate chips and gently fold them into the ice cream mixture.Mini chocolate chips added to the ice cream mixture
  4. Pour the ice cream mixture into a large plastic container or a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Cover with plastic wrap. Freeze for 24 hours.cherry chip ice cream frozen in a metal pan
  5. Allow to thaw slightly before dishing up with an ice cream scoop.chocolate cherry garcia on a scoop


I like to add the cherries with the condensed milk instead of with the chocolate chips so that they are broken up a little bit before freezing. This helps to release the cherry juice throughout the ice cream mixture.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 670Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 119mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 3gSugar: 69gProtein: 10g

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Did you enjoy this dessert recipe? Let me know in the comments! Also check out these other delicious ice cream recipes:

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