Feature Recipe

2 1/2 cups cherries, pitted
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 TBS granulated sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups heavy whipping cream
bananas, ripe
whipping cream
chopped peanuts
chocolate sauce
extra cherries


1. In a medium sauce pan, cook the cherries until softened and juice is released and reduced by half.. 10 minutes. Liquify half in a blender or use the back of a spoon for chunkier texture. Reserve the other half to keep in their shape for cherry chunks. Combine together and chill.
2. Gently whisk together the condensed milk, vanilla, sugar, and salt. Stir in cooled cherries.
3. Beat heavy whipping cream in a stand mixer on high until stiff peaks form. Fold both mixtures together until just combined.
4. Freeze 8 hours before serving.

5. To serve: scoop ice cream into serving bowl, slice banana in half lengthwise and position on the outside of the ice cream scoops like a sandwich. Scoop more ice cream if needed, top with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, chopped nuts and finish with cherries



*chocolate sauce: microwave 1/3 cup of chocolate chips or chunks with 1 tsp of coconut oil for 30-45 seconds until melted.

yield: 4
 prep time: 10 MINUTES
 cook time: 10 MINUTES
additional time: 8 HOURS
 total time:  8H20 MINUTES


If you’re looking for an epic summer dessert that wows and for all ages, you need this banana split. This treat takes us back down memory lane with a classic childhood favorite. Banana splits were always a huge hit- why did we stop making them? Their super fun and easy to customize. This old-fashioned treat got a little bit of an upgrade and makeover. Instead of a trio of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream, we made a homemade cherry ice cream, kept the banana and fun toppings you usually see.

No-Churn Cherry Ice Cream Banana Splits. Soft, creamy, perfectly sweet cherry ice cream swirled with chunks of cherries scooped sandwiched between ripe bananas dolloped in whipped cream sauced up in chocolate and finished with crushed peanuts. The sundae of your childhood self dreams!

cherry ice cream banana split

Cherry season is here and it’s the perfect time to make some ice cream. This no-churn cherry ice cream is so easy and made with a handful of ingredients full of fresh cherries, it’s creamy, soft and doesn’t require an ice cream maker.

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No-churn ice cream is ice cream that doesn’t require an ice cream maker. You can create that fluffy, rich creamy texture just the same without the fancy tools. This cherry ice cream get’s it’s creamy consistency from the whipped cream combined with sweetened condensed milk. This combination is by far the easiest and most consistent method to achieve delicious no-churn ice cream. Simply whip heavy cream until it’s light and fluffy, fold in the cherry flavoured sweetened condensed milk and then freeze it! We like to chill the sweetened condensed milk prior to get a better fluffy consistency.