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Black Cherry Sherbet

 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
20 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing


  • 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 (6 ounces) 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 the 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 to a freezer container; freeze for 3 hours or until firm.
  • Yield: 2-1/2 quarts.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup equals 213 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 39 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.