Black Forest Ice Cream

Black Forest M&M Ice Cream

At Food Network’s Summer Fest, it’s all about cherries this week.

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This time, Sunny and I decided to do a joint post with the same dish.

Sunny and I have two different cooking styles – mine being traditional and hers being gluten and dairy free.

Visit our joint post here at Ingredient Challenge Monday.

I ♥ Cherries!

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I ♥ summertime!

Black Forest M&M Ice Cream

Or….you can do what I did (because I don’t have an ice cream maker).

Several hours (a day before or overnight is even better) before you’re ready to make the ice cream, put a mixing bowl (something durable) in the freezer.

Put your ice cream mixture in the bowl, give it a good stir and put it back in the freezer. About every 30-45 minutes check on it, and using a hand mixer or even a large spoon mix it really good to break up the frozen chunks.

Continue to do this until you have ice cream consistency.

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Aren’t those colorful swirls from the M&M’s so cute?



~Dixie Chik~

Black Forest Ice Cream

Black Forest M&M Ice Cream


  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted
  • 1 cup M&M's
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp Maraschino cherry juice (from the jar)


  1. Whisk together the milk, half and half, sugar, vanilla and cherry juice.
  2. Add cherries and candy.
  3. Freeze according to your ice cream maker's directions.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 363Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 2gSugar: 52gProtein: 5g

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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Pecan Pie

    Loving the fresh fruit that’s available this summer. Cherries included. I don’t own an ice maker either, so this will be perfect for me to try with the new KA mixer. Nice photos, it really looks delicious.

  2. kankana

    u u u .. that is indulgence .. pure indulgence and I am drooling!! very creative and with cherries and M&M .. awsm!

  3. Rach

    So pretty! And cherries are super delicious!

  4. steve

    ummmmm – what makes this “black forest”? Shouldn’t it be called frozen cherry cream with M&Ms.

  5. carolinaheartstrings

    That looks just delicious. I love cherries and this time of year they are so wonderful.

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks! It was very good 🙂

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