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Black Cherry Sherbet

"When making this yummy recipe with the kids, I use a sugar substitute and caffeine-free black cherry soda-for obvious reasons!" Emily Evans, Roselle, IL
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing
  • Makes
    2-1/2 quarts


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen quartered pitted dark sweet cherries, thawed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 liters black cherry soda, chilled
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook cherries and sugar for 15 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a large bowl; cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until chilled.
  • Stir in soda, milk and chocolate chips. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. (Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze.) Transfer ice cream to freezer containers, allowing headspace for expansion. Freeze 2-4 hours or until firm. Repeat with remaining ice cream mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 213 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Eva Joy
    May 22, 2011

    I made this sherbet for my birthday. I liked it so much that the next I hardy consumed anything else. By the end of that day I had lost my fondness for the dessert.

  • TNTully
    Aug 27, 2010

    I made this sherbet yesterday (followed the recipe to a "t") and my whole family was disappointed. :o( It looked amazing, but it didn't taste very good. It wasn't easy to make, so I too was disappointed with the lack-luster taste. I expected a little more "zing" of flavor...I think that it was muted by the condensed milk. ? Won't bother with this one again.

  • fdwatson
    Aug 17, 2010

    This was a very good sherbet. I served it to a group of ladies on our game day and everyone enjoyed it. We all felt it would have been better without the chocolate chips. The next time I make it, I will omit the semisweet chocolate chips, reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup and add another can of sweetened condensed milk.

  • ajones2060
    Aug 1, 2010

    Great sherbet! So easy to make and very delicious!

  • sdhome4me
    Jul 12, 2010

    Made this over the 4th of July weekend and left out the chocolate chips. It was raved about by all ages 3 - 60+. I've been told it will need to be brought again!

  • chefandersen
    Jul 8, 2010

    Used 10.5 ounces of black cherry soda (natural organic with juice) and less sugar. Turned out wonderful

  • leighanntedrow
    Jun 26, 2010

    My husband and I really liked it. Leftover ice cream does not freeze well, it becomes icy. Next time I will try to cut back the recipe so I don't have any left.

  • CheriThomas
    May 31, 2010

    This has a GREAT flavor but I can't get it to freeze. I am followed the directions exactly and I am NOT using diet soda. I started with an ice cream freezer and it didn't freeze. Now I have put it in the freezer. It has been in there 2 hours and isn't more then a slush.