Black Cherry Sherbet Recipe
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Black Cherry Sherbet Recipe

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"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:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 213 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. 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.
  2. 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. Yield: 2-1/2 quarts.
Originally published as Black Cherry Sherbet in Taste of Home June/July 2010, p19

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Reviewed 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."

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010

"Great sherbet! So easy to make and very delicious!"

Reviewed 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!"

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