Cherry Ricotta Ice Cream

This Cherry Ricotta Ice Cream is creamy and decadent.  The flavor and richness is so unbelievable that it is easy to forget that this ice cream is homemade. 

Cherry Ricotta Ice Cream

 Saying that this ice cream is ‘good’ just isn’t enough.

Imagine blue skies, fluffy clouds, chirping birds, sunshine on your shoulders, a breeze against your cheek and grass between your toes . . .  

Summertime Perfection.  That is what this ice cream tastes like.

I decided to attempt a ricotta ice cream recipe because one batch of my Homemade Ricotta produces four cups!  So I’m always looking for new uses for my ricotta.  I’m so glad I gave it a try because it is AMAZING!  Now I make all of my ice cream with ricotta because it is so unbelievably creamy.

If you don’t own an ice cream maker check out this post: 3 Methods For Homemade Ice Cream.  Or if you want to buy an ice cream maker I highly recommend the brand/model that I purchased a year ago, I have been extremely happy with it.  It is easy to use/clean, works great and is affordable: {affiliate link} Hamilton Beach 1.5 Qt Ice Cream Maker.

Cherry Ricotta Ice Cream
Author: WonkyWonderful
  • 1 cup Fresh Cherries pitted
  • cup Ricotta How To Make Ricotta
  • 1 Tb Vanilla Paste
  • 1/3 cup Ultrafine Sugar
  • 1 cup Half & Half*
  1. Chop the pitted cherries into small pieces.
  2. Mix all ingredients together and chill in the refrigerator. (if necessary)
  3. Place your desired ice cream container into the freezer.
  4. Churn the cherry-ricotta mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  5. Once the mixture is frozen and creamy, transfer to the cold ice cream container.
  6. Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.
Recipe Notes
*Use heavy cream for an extra rich ice cream. Or whole milk works well too.
This recipe yields 3½ - 4 cups of ice cream.

More Wonky Wonderful Ice Cream:

EggNog Ice Cream
Carrot Cake Ice Cream
Blackberry Frozen Yogurt

Cherry Ricotta Ice Cream

 “Ice-cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.”     – Voltaire


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  1. That’s awesome, I actually got my thermometer to try the ricotta but now I have to do this as well . After the kids go back to school!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Oh Yay! I hope you like the ricotta. And this ice cream is absolutely ReDonkulous! More ricotta ice cream recipes are coming soon.

  2. This sounds seriously good! It looks like you are always cooking up something yummy!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Jenna! Yes, I am always cooking up something tasty … to the detriment of my waistline!

  3. I”ve never thought of trying ice cream with ricotta! It sounds incredible!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      I think I’ll be making most of my ice creams with ricotta from now on. Definitely give it a try sometime! Have a great weekend 🙂

  4. Beautiful pictures! This looks delicious!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Jaclyn! I appreciate the compliment. Have a fantastic weekend!

  5. Julie says:

    I may have to try this, You are invited to Share this recipe to Show Your Stuff:

  6. This sounds so dang good!! Yum!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      It is absolutely divine! Thanks for stopping by, have a great week 🙂

  7. This looks luscious. We’re having an ice cream party at Saturday Dishes that Paula (Call Me PMc) and I co-host. I would love it if you brought this over to the party.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @Tumbleweed Contessa

  8. I absolutely love cherry anything and those ice cream photos are to die for… I would love it if you would link your post up at our Inspiration Monday Link party that has just started.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Jamie! I appreciate the compliments. Have a wonderful week!

  9. I have never made ricotta ice cream, I am very curious. The cherry ricotta combination sounds delicious! Pinned to give a try soon.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      You must give it a try! Ricotta ice cream tastes amazing! Have a great weekend Sherri.

  10. This looks so yummy! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
    Dandelion Wishes Wednesday. I’m also pinning this 🙂

  11. Jillian says:

    This looks like an awesome summer-time ice cream recipe. Do you use whole milk ricotta?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Jillian! I used homemade ricotta which is definitely whole milk ricotta … made with extra cream too. If you are buying the ricotta I would recommend the whole milk version so that the ice cream will be extra thick and creamy. Enjoy!

  12. Oh how I love Ice Cream in summer. Thanks for sharing, looking forward to making this!

  13. Oh boy that looks good, can I have some. Anyways thanks for sharing at Thursdays Treasures, I’m featuring you this week.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Joan, of course I’ll share with you! Thanks for the feature. Have a wonderful weekend!

  14. Holy YUM!!
    Gimmie Some!

  15. oh I love the combination! sounds delish.

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