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No Churn Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream

This no churn cherry amaretto ice cream is the perfect summertime treat. So easy to make (no ice cream machine required!) and perfectly sweet. It combines the deep flavor of bing cherries and sweet amaretto.

Growing up in Ohio summer was not summer without ice cream. My parents were never one to let us sit in the house and waste our summer so we were forced outside and not allowed back into the house until it was time to eat dinner. Sometimes on the weekend my dad would bust out his old fashioned ice cream maker and in between runs through the sprinklers we would take turns churning the ice cream and waiting impatiently to give it a taste.

Of course my favorite summer ice cream flavor is peach BUT it’s just a little too early to be busting out the peaches. I like to wait until mid summer when they are so ripe you can walk into the market and smell them calling your name.

So this time around I went with my second favorite summer fruit – cherries. Lately I have been obsessed with this store bought cherry amaretto ice cream so  I opted to give it a whirl and try making it for myself. Plus June is Dairy Month so I’m all about celebrating that party. Did you know that New York is the top yogurt producing state in the country? Most people think of NYC when they think of New York but really there is so much more. New York is 4th in national dairy farming and has more than 5,000 dairy farms across the state.

So yeah, NY is all about that protein packed milk.

Oh, wanna know one more thing about this ice cream? I didn’t feel like freezing my ice cream maker bowl {remind me to order that self refrigerating compressor ice cream maker} so I went full on no churn ice cream. Which is basically just a fancy way of saying I whipped some cream, threw in some sweet milk, cherries and booze and froze it up.

It’s really so easy I’m not even sure I need a fancy ice cream maker.

But I still sorta want one.

While I was taking these pictures I started getting super frustrated at my melty ice cream but then I had to stop and laugh. Melty ice cream was my favorite as a kid. I would wait for it to melt, stir it up in the bowl to make a fake soft serve and then eat every last drop. My hands and face always got so sticky from the dripping of the ice cream and my desire to truly eat every single drop.

{Looking for more ice cream recipes? Try my peanut butter Oreo ice cream, double chocolate s’mores milkshake or my vanilla malted brownie ice cream.}

Want to know some more fun facts about dairy? Greek yogurt has twice the amount of protein as most regular yogurt. PLUS just one 8 ounce glass milk contains as much potassium as 1 small banana. Do you know what this all means? It means that dairy rocks our world and you should most definitely get on the recommended 3 servings a day train.

Interested in what it’s like to live the life of a dairy farmer? Meet Sandy Prokop, a dairy farmer at Crossbrook Farms in Middleburgh, New York, and see her explain how 61,000 pints of milk makes it from her farm to New York City schools without ever being touched by human hands.

No Churn Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream

This no churn cherry amaretto ice cream is the perfect summertime treat. So easy to make (no ice cream machine required!) and perfectly sweet. It combines the deep flavor of bing cherries and sweet amaretto.

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes


  • 4 cups bing cherries, pitted and cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cherry juice
  • 1 (14 ounce can) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 2 cups cold heavy whipping cream


In a medium sized skillet set over medium heat add cherries, dark brown sugar and cherry juice.

Let the cherries cook down while smashing them to release their juices. Once the berries are soft and a lot of juice has been released remove from heat. Strain the berries and save the juice and half the mashed berries and let cool. You can also put it in the refrigerator to help chill it faster.

Once the berry mixture is cooled mix it together with the sweetened condensed milk, amaretto liqueur and vanilla bean paste.

Whip the whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Add a few spoonfuls of the whipped cream into the cherry mixture and stir to combine. This will help make the mixture looser and easy to fold into the remaining whipped cream.

Fold remaining whipped cream into the cherry mixture. Be careful to not fully stir as you want to keep the whipped cream as light as possible.

Pour into a freezer safe container (metal bread pan or tupperware works nicely) and freeze for at least 6 hours before serving.

Check out these other tasty dairy recipes!

Foodie With Family: Rhubarb Cheesecake Pie

Emily Bites: Strawberry Banana Frozen Yogurt Bites

Wishes and Dishes: Creamy Greek Yogurt Alfredo Sauce

Healthy. Delicious.: Blueberry Rhubarb Frozen Yogurt Breakfast Pops

Ciao Chow Bambina: Garlic & Herb Marinated Mozzarella with Kalamata Olives

Mother Thyme: Banana Cream Parfaits

Plus be sure to follow the American Dairy Association Dairy Council on social media!

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Oh and be sure to join us on June 24th for an awesome #DairyMOOnth Twitter party! We’re talking recipes, summertime fun and dairy.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the American Dairy Association Dairy Council (ADADC) but as always all opinions and thoughts are my own.