How to Make a Cherry Sauce for Ice Cream

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How to Make a Cherry Sauce for Ice Cream

Ice cream is one of the kid’s favorite summer desserts.  Of course, when you have ice cream, you need to top it with all sorts of fun toppings.  I generally add fresh fruits and nuts to my ice cream when I have it but the kids like to pour ice cream sauces on theirs.  I’m not a big fan of the ice cream sauces at the grocery store. Most of them are loaded with artificial ingredients and high fructose corn syrup.  It’s really easy to make your own ice cream sauce at home and now that I know how to make a cherry sauce for ice cream, I’ll never buy those grocery store toppings again.

How to make a cherry sauce for ice cream

How to Make a Cherry Sauce for Ice Cream
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  • 2 cups of pitted sweet cherries
  • 2 tbsp of demerara or other unbleached sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Put the cherries, water and sugar into a pan. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the cherries and set them aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch & 1 tbsp water until it dissolves. Bring the liquid back to a boil.
  4. Add the cornstarch mixture and lemon juice to the cherry/sugar liquid and cook until it thickens, stirring constantly. You can add more cornstarch if you need to.
  5. Add the cherries back to the pan and cook for a few minutes to meld the flavors.
  6. Store in an air tight jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  7. Serve over ice cream, yogurt or homemade pudding.
Recipe Type: Dessert




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  1. The upside, it sounds Uh.Maze.Ing!! the down would be pitting all those cherries!! I'm guessing it's worth it!
  2. That sounds delicious! I've never thought of making my own cherry topping, but this recipe is so simple that I might have to try it! ;)
  3. I love anything with cherries, but this is a unique and delicious way to use fresh cherries! I have an cherry pitter, so this would be easy to make...adding cherries to my shopping list today!
  4. Mmm, that looks delicious! I've had strawberry sauce before, but not cherry! 
  5. Yum!  Cherries are on sale this week at the local store and I have plans for picking up a ton to pit and freeze.  Thank you for adding one more recipe to the list that I know will be a hit!
  6. It sure looks delicious. I know I'd like it with the sweet cherries you used. I wonder if it would be good with the tart ones too (I like both kinds).
  7. This sounds absolutely amazing. I'm not sure I have ever taken the time to make a sauce for ice cream and it also sounds way healthier than pouring chocolate syrup all over ice cream. Thanks for sharing!
  8. Georgette Helton says:
    I have looked everywhere for this recipe

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