Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream – Homemade Ice Cream

Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream

Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream is helping us cool off today in these sweltering temperatures. Let me tell ya, I adore my ice cream maker. When we need ice cream, (yes, need), we have some in 30 minutes. No going out. And in our house, it doesn’t have to be hot outside, because we love ice cream all year round.

Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream

Homemade Ice Cream:  Know What You’re Eating

And the best part of homemade ice cream: we know exactly what’s in it. Which isn’t much.  For the most part,  just cream, sugar and fruit or maybe some vanilla or cocoa. Because really, those are all you need for delicious cool treats. But, you would never know it when you read the ingredient labels on so many store bought brands.  There are good ones out there, but you really have to check those labels.

What’s in That Ice Cream?

Here’s the list of ingredients on a premium brand of “frozen dairy dessert” :  milk, sugar, corn syrup, cream, whey, mono and diglycerides, carob bean gum, guar gum, carrageenan, natural flavor, annatto (for color), vitamin A palmitate, tara gum. Check out this NYT article: Ice Cream’s Identity Crisis, for an eye opener, and a laugh, too. The milk and sugar, yes. But there’s more corn syrup in there than cream!  And all the rest of those ingredients? Get outta my ice cream. I don’t want me or my family to eat any of that stuff.

Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream

An Ice Cream Machine Can Save You $

Buying an ice cream machine was a good investment, too. It’s paid for itself many times over, because, have you seen the price of store bought “frozen desserts”?  Do you have an ice cream machine? If you do, I would love to hear how it works for you.

Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream

But You Can Make Your Own Ice Cream Without a Machine, Too

You can make this Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream easily without a machine, too. However, you will have to wait just a bit longer to enjoy it while your freezer does it’s job. Just make the recipe and pour into a freezer safe container. Put it into the freezer, and every couple of hours, go give it a good stir. Eventually, you’ll get your ice cream. But it’s ok, the wait is worth it!

Fresh local cherries have started to make their appearance, and I couldn’t wait to get some. They are super sweet and delicious just to snack on, and also in this ice cream. Amaretto, being an almond liqueur, is perfect, since almonds and cherries are a perfect flavour match for each other.

Lastly, if you’re like me, and you love frozen dessert treats, you want to check out: Mango Coconut Ice Cream, (a non dairy option), or Pistachio Mint Frozen Yogurt.

Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream

How To Make Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream

4.43 from 14 votes
Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream – Homemade Ice Cream
Prep Time
40 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Cherries and Amaretto are a match made in heaven in this creamy cool treat.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 298 kcal
Author: Colleen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Amaretto or any almond liqueur
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups fresh ripe cherries pitted and sliced
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bow,l combine milk, cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and Amaretto.
  2. With a hand blender on low setting, blend until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the cream mixture into the bowl of an ice cream machine.
  4. Run machine for 25 minutes.
  5. Turn machine off, and add cherries and their juice.
  6. Run machine for a further 5 minutes, until cherries are combined and ice cream is slightly pink.
  7. Serve immediately for a soft serve ice cream, or put into a freezer safe container with a lid and freeze.
Recipe Notes

30 minutes of prep time is ice cream machine time.

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream – Homemade Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 29mg1%
Potassium 163mg5%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 770IU15%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream

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22 thoughts on “Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream – Homemade Ice Cream

  1. Love it! I have yet to buy an ice cream machine, but it’s on my list! I still make my own ice cream (just like you, to know what goes into it), but it takes longer than 30 minutes unfortunately. This one sounds incredible with cherries and liquor! Yum! What a great treat on a hot summer day

  2. Yum … my icecream is still stitting in the freezer waiting for me to test drive it! This ice cream looks incredible!

  3. It’s pretty sad to see what goes into some ice cream products. You’re right, homemade is so much better because you know exactly what goes into it. And it tastes better! Your cherry amaretto ice cream looks delish!

  4. I’m with you on the ice cream maker, and on the unnecessary complexity in store-bought stuff. Seriously, it’s so good and so easy to make your own ice cream at home, and ice cream makers are pretty affordable. Space consuming… but once you try that first homemade batch… heck yes. As for this specific recipe – I LOVE these flavours. Cherry and amaretto are so awesome together!

    1. Hey Sean, I know, when you consider how expensive store bought ice cream is, buying a machine is worth it in the long run. Thanks for coming by!

  5. Getting an ice cream machine has been on my list for the longest time. Although that may just become a reality soon enough… this cherry amaretto ice cream looks so creamy and delicious! Have pinned to try. Thanks for sharing Colleen ♥

  6. Absolutely LOVE this ice cream flavour! Perfect for cherry season and I love the addition of the Amaretto too! YUM 🙂

  7. I’m all about the fresh cherries these days, and this ice cream with the amaretto sounds delicious! Looks super creamy!

    1. Hi Leanne, Fresh cherries, are so great, and cherries are being harvested right now in the Okanagan, where we are, so fresh, local cherries are a treat that we have to get on board!

  8. Yep, pretty nasty and unnecessary ingredients in some of the store-bought ice creams! We have an ice cream maker and love it! This flavor is amazing, cherry and amaretto go so well together!

  9. What an excellent way to use our wonderful seasonal cherries, Colleen! Your Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream looks wonderful! I have had an ice cream maker since Pastry School (required equipment) and we use it frequently. We have not bought ice cream in forever! We use it for sorbets too with all of our fresh Okanagan fruit. We are lucky, aren’t we? Thanks for sharing another excellent recipe – I am excited to make it with the cherries that I have in my fridge at this very moment. 🙂

    1. Hi Denise! My ice cream maker gets a lot of use, too. I love to make sorbets as well, and frozen yogurt. We are really the luckiest, to live in this valley and have access to all this amazing fresh fruit, right? Cheers, and enjoy those cherries!

  10. This ice-cream looks soooo yummy!and delicious! Great post 🙂 x
    It’s never too late for ice cream. 😉 One of my favorite flavors!! ?

  11. Outstanding flavor and ease of making it – I LOVE Ashby’s Amaretto Ice Cream and usually have to hunt around to find it. This recipe with a few tweak’s make a great version of it. I use maraschino cherries quartered and a 1/4 juice they come with; the rest of the recipe is identical and it rarely lasts a week.

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