Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream

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Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream ~ Annie's Cooking Lab

Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream has always been a favorite of mine, and I’ve been dying to try making it at home. As soon as I saw a bag of fresh cherries in the grocery this spring I grabbed them up and immediately started on a batch of this ice cream. Pitting all the cherries takes some time, but it’s worth it! The amaretto flavor comes through really well in the ice cream and pairs wonderfully with the fresh, sweet cherries.

Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream 


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream, separated
  • pinch salt
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3 cups pitted and chopped fresh cherries, separated.
  • 2 tbl. amaretto liqueur
  • 3/4 cup chopped dark chocolate
  1. Combine the milk, sugar, 1 cup of cream and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Place the egg yolks in a separate bowl. When the milk…

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