Black Cherry Fudge Ripple Ice Cream

There’s just nothing like homemade ice cream in the summer. Especially when it doesn’t require an ice cream maker.

Black Cherry Fudge Ripple Ice Cream - no ice cream maker needed! #recipe #ice cream

I’m an ice cream fanatic, and I’ve passed that love on to Doodle.  The really cool thing about our shared love of sweets is that if he asks for ice cream after dinner, well…then I get to have some, too. 🙂

And even though our Cuisinart ice cream maker is still one of our favorite wedding gifts after all of these years, it’s also kind of cool being able to mix up ice cream with just a stand mixer and a few hours in the freezer.

You’ll need just a few ingredients: 2 cups of heavy cream and a 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk.  Beat that sweet, creamy goodness in the bowl of a stand mixer until it’s nice and thick – five minutes or so.  Add in a bit of vanilla, and some chunks of chocolate.

Oh, and some dark cherries – ones that you’ve simmered in sugar until they are thick and syrupy.

Black Cherry Fudge Ripple Ice Cream - no ice cream maker needed! #recipe #ice cream

Pour the cream into a freezer safe container.

Swirl the cherry reduction throughout.

Black Cherry Fudge Ripple Ice Cream - no ice cream maker needed! #recipe #ice cream

Freeze it for about four hours.

And dig in.

Black Cherry Fudge Ripple Ice Cream - no ice cream maker needed! #recipe #ice cream

Black Cherry Fudge Ripple Ice Cream
  • 2½ cups cherries, pitted and halved (you may also use frozen cherries)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can (14-ounce) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
  1. Place cherries, sugar and water in a heavy-bottomed sauce pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer until the fruit breaks down and the juices thicken, about 15 minutes. Place the mixture into a bowl and refrigerate until cool.
  2. Combine cream and sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl and beat until thick and creamy, and soft peaks form. Stir in vanilla and chocolate chips.
  3. Pour half of the cream mixture into a freezer safe container or a loaf pan. Top with half of the cherry mixture. Using a knife, swirl the cherry mixture into the cream. Repeat with the remaining half of the cream and cherry mixture. Cover and refrigerate until solid, about 4 hours
from Woman's Day, August 2013


  1. AliceJoy

    Thanks for this recipe!!! I cannot wait to try it!!

  2. Kim

    That looks REALLY tasty!

  3. Nancy

    I MUST have some of this right away. It sounds sooooo good! I will wait to make it until I have guests to help me eat it or I would be tempted to snarf it all down myself.

  4. Nessa

    This looks terrific!

  5. Zack

    I love ice cream but never try this flavor. The only flavor I know how to made is vanilla coz it simple and easy to do. Maybe I will try it someday and let my GF be the judge. Anyway thanks for sharing the recipe. 🙂

  6. DIY Mom

    You’d have to actually use chunks of fudge to put fudge in the title… I really don’t care for hard chunks of cold chocolate in my ice cream.

  7. Pamela

    I ran to the store, picked up the ingredients and made this today. Very simple to make and really good.



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