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Chocolate Cherry Kahlua Ice Cream

Chocolate and cherry lovers will go crazy for this creamy and delicious no-churn recipe for Chocolate Cherry Kahlua Ice Cream.

A super closeup vertical photo of a dish of Chocolate Cherry Kahlua Ice Cream with white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips.

I originally shared this recipe in 2017. I’ve recently updated this post with additional information, including a recipe card complete with nutritional information, but the recipe itself has remained unchanged.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making No-Churn Triple Chocolate Cherry Kahlua Ice Cream is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the “jump to recipe” button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe. 


A vertical closeup image of a melting dish of Chocolate Cherry Kahlua Ice Cream with fresh cherries in the front and a red and white napkin.

The ingredient list:

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Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

How this recipe came to be:

In 2017 (when this recipe was first published), I had developed this no-churn chocolate ice cream so I could participate in something called Summer Desserts Week.

Here’s what I’d said about this recipe in 2017:

I thought about making this no-churn chocolate cherry Kahlua ice cream with just one layer of chocolate, and that was going to be cocoa powder.

However, after perusing my baking cabinet and seeing a bunch of half-full bags of chocolate chips (yes, time to organize my cabinets) I decided to go all out and turn my recipe from a decadent chocolate cherry Kahlua ice cream into a super decadent TRIPLE Chocolate Cherry Kahlua Ice Cream!

Is it so wrong? 😉

Even though the amount of chocolate I used in this recipe changed, the one ingredient that was never up for debate was one of summertime’s most delicious fruit…plump, and juicy cherries.

An offset overhead photo of a round white dish filled with melted Chocolate Cherry Kahlua Ice cream with a spoon.

*Please Note – This recipe contains alcohol so it is not fitting for anyone under 21 years of age. However, this recipe can be made without the Kahlua if you’re feeding those who should not consume alcohol. See the suggestion below.

To churn or not to churn…that is the question:

No churn ice cream recipes are my new favorite way to make ice creams.

While there may be people who argue the validity and texture of no-churn ice cream, I find that they’re as equally delicious as any ice cream made in an ice cream maker and that they can be just as creamy.

Tip for creamy no-churn ice creams:

One of the tricks I’ve learned to keep the ice crystals at bay with no-churn ice cream is to add a splash (or two) of alcohol to the mix.

With today’s flavor, as you can see, I’ve chosen to add Kahlua because I thought it would be a nice compliment to the chocolate and cherry flavor and I was right!

Leaving the Kahula out of this recipe:

*However, if you’re serving this No-Churn Triple Chocolate Cherry Kahlua Ice Cream to an under 21 crowd, please make sure to leave out the alcohol entirely, and compensate by adding additional vanilla extract to the ice cream before freezing!

A closeup image of a semi-melted dish of Chocolate Cherry Kahlua Ice Cream with white and semi-sweet chocolate chips.

The step-by-step photo instructions for making chocolate cherry Kahlua ice cream:

  • Pit and chop the cherries.
  • Add them to a small bowl with sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Stir in the Kahlua and a pinch of salt. Mix well, and set aside while whipping the heavy cream until soft peaks form.
  • Add cocoa powder to the whipped cream and stir well to mix.
  • Add in the sweetened condensed milk…
  • Stir in the pitted chopped cherries and the white and semi-sweet chocolate.
  • Once combined, pour the No-Churn Triple Chocolate Cherry Kahlua Ice Cream mixture evenly into a loaf pan and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.
Preparing the cherries to make Triple Chocolate Cherry Kahlua Ice Cream
How to make Triple Chocolate Cherry Kahlua Ice Cream
How to mix No Churn Triple Chocolate Kahlua Ice Cream
Making No Churn Triple Chocolate Cherry Kahlua Ice Cream
Freezing No Churn Triple Chocolate Cherry Kahlua Ice Cream
A vertical closeup image of a small dish filled with Chocolate Cherry Kahlua Ice cream with a spoon and a red and white napkin on the side.

Additional no-churn ice cream recipes you’ll also love:

*Toasted Coconut Pecan Ice Cream (shown below)

If you’re a fan of eating coconut ice cream then this no-churn Easy Toasted Coconut Pecan Ice Cream will send chills up your spine. In a good way. of course. 🙂

A loaf pan filled with Toasted Coconut Pecan No-Churn Ice Cream with an ice cream scoop included.

*No-Churn Banana Walnut Ice Cream (not shown)

No-Churn Banana Walnut Ice Cream is a favorite for people who love bananas, toasted walnuts, caramel, and vanilla wafers. It’s utterly delicious!!

*No-Churn Roasted Sweet Corn Butterscotch Ice Cream (shown below)

If you’re looking for a new frozen taste sensation that will knock your socks off, look no further. This unbelievably delicious No-Churn Roasted Sweet Corn Ice Cream will do just that!

Sweet Corn Butterscotch Ice Cream in a dish with some corn in the background.

*No-Churn Cherry Chunk Amaretto Ice Cream (not shown)

Smooth, creamy, and super flavorful! This no-churn Cherry Chunk Amaretto Ice Cream will soon become your new favorite ice cream flavor! I guarantee it!

*Triple Chocolate Cherry Kahlua Ice Cream (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

A vertical closeup image along with a title text overlay graphic for Chocolate Cherry Kahlua Ice Cream with a spoon and fresh cherries on the table in front of the dish.

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s delicious chocolate cherry no-churn ice cream.

If you’ve made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you’re so inclined. Thank you. 🙂

Melting scoop of Triple Chocolate Cherry Kahula Ice Cream

Chocolate Cherry Kahlua Ice Cream

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
Triple the chocolate with loads of fresh cherry flavor. This no-churn chocolate cherry Kahlua ice cream will soon become a family favorite!
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Prep Time 15 mins
freeze time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert – Ice Cream, frozen dessert, no churn ice cream
Cuisine American, Comfort Food
Servings 12 servings
Calories 286 kcal


  • cups fresh cherries, pitted and chopped
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, use 1½ tablespoons if omitting the Kahlua
  • ¼ cup Kahlua
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cups white chocolate chips


  • Place the chopped pitted cherries into a medium bowl. Add the sugar, salt, vanilla extract, and Kahlua to the cherries and stir well. Set aside while preparing the ice cream base.
  • In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form.
  • Stir the cocoa powder into the whipped cream.
  • Add the sweetened condensed milk to the cream mixture and stir well.
  • Stir the prepared cherries, semi-sweet chocolate, and white chocolate evenly into the ice cream and pour the mixture into a loaf pan.
  • Freeze the ice cream at least 4 hours before serving.


Tools and equipment:
large bowl, medium bowl, cherry pitter (optional), knife and cutting board, hand mixer, loaf pan, measuring cups and spoons, spatula, can opener, ice cream scoop


Serving: 1servingCalories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 2gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 24mgPotassium: 160mgFiber: 2gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 600IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate cherry kahlua ice cream, chocolate kahlua ice cream, no-churn chocolate ice cream, triple chocolate cherry ice cream
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Recipe Rating

Nancy | The Bitter Side of Sweet

Sunday 6th of August 2017

I never would of thought to add kahlua to homemade ice cream! Yum!


Tuesday 8th of August 2017

It's really good. You should try it!


Monday 31st of July 2017

Woot! What a decadent adult dessert! This looks and sounds amazing, and I can just imagine how rich and creamy it was. Yum!

Bowl Me Over (@Bowl_Me_Over)

Sunday 30th of July 2017

This looks so creamy, what an amazing ice-cream, totally drooling!!

Angie Barrett

Saturday 29th of July 2017

ooo I've always loved Kahlua! I can't wait to make this! You're rocking the no churn ice creams this week!


Friday 28th of July 2017

I love making homemade ice cream


Saturday 29th of July 2017

Me too. The combinations of flavors and ingredients are endless!