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Homemade Black Forest Ice Cream

Black Forest Ice Cream

Homemade Black Forest Ice Cream packed full of sweet cherries and hot fudge. This decadent favorite is an easy-to-make summer treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry, chocolate, ice cream
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 267kcal


  • 1 ice cream maker
  • 1 Mixer
  • 1 double boiler


  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 16 ounces frozen cherries roughly chopped
  • ½ to 1 cup hot fudge sauce


  • In a double boiler, melt the chocolate over hot water until smooth.
  • Slowly add the milk, and whisking to combine.
  • Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  • Beat the eggs with an electric mixer until light and foamy, about 1 minute. Slowly add the sugar and continue mixing until blended.
  • Add the heavy cream, vanilla, and salt, blending until combined.
  • Stir the chocolate mixture into the cream mixture.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Pour the chilled ice cream mix into the ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Fold the frozen cherries into the ice cream.
  • Place the hot fudge sauce into a zip top freezer bag with the corner snipped.
  • Transfer the soft serve ice cream to a freezer-safe container, layering with ribbons of hot fudge.
  • Drag a knife throughout the fudge to swirl it throughout the ice cream taking care to not over-mix.
  • Freeze the ice cream for 4 to 6 hours before serving.


Makes 1-quart liquid and about 1 ½ quart frozen.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbohydrates: 31g | Sugar Alcohols: 33