10 best cherry recipes

Ruby red, plump cherries are at their seasonal best during summer months. Why not celebrate this rich, sweet fruit, with our gorgeous cherry recipes?

Easy cherry ripple ice cream
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Easy cherry ripple ice cream

Summer treats don't get much more luxurious than this deliciously creamy ice cream. Combining sweet cherries with zingy lime, ice cream and an optional glug of rich cherry brandy, it is the ultimate grown-up dessert.

  1. Heat the pitted cherries in a saucepan with the sugar, lime and cherry brandy (if using). Bring to a simmer and cook for 35-40 minutes, until the mixture is thick and sticky. Remove the saucepan from the heat and leave the mixture to cool completely.
  2. Pour the softened ice cream into a large freezer-proof container with a lid and add three quarters of the cold cherry mixture. Using a large spoon or spatula, gently swirl the cherry mixture through the ice cream to create a ripple effect. Freeze for 4 hours, or until solid.
  3. To serve, scoop the ice cream into bowls and spoon over a little of the remaining cherry mixture, if you like.

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  • Ingredients
  • 500g (16oz) cherries, pitted
  • 250g (8oz) jam sugar (ie with pectin)
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp cherry brandy or kirsch (optional)
  • 600ml (1pt) vanilla ice cream, softened