chocolate cherry ice cream pie

Let’s welcome summer with a chocolate cherry ice cream pie! This may just be the ultimate ice cream pie for summer, with four layers of deliciousness.

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Pie

We start with a rich chocolate wafer crust, layered with creamy chocolate chip ice cream. Once the pie is frozen and set, we add a layer of Amaretto cherry sauce and billows of almond whipped cream.

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Pie

Topped with chocolate shavings and fresh cherries, this ice cream pie is utter bliss (and if you’re planning ahead, simply perfect for your 4th of July celebration!).

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Pie

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Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Pie

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Pie


Ice Cream Pie

  • 9 oz chocolate wafer cookies
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 45 cups chocolate chip ice cream, slightly softened

Cherry Topping

  • 1 pound fresh Bing cherries, pitted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp Amaretto
  • 1/2 tsp pure almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Almond Whipped Cream

  • 1/2 cup cold heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract


  • chocolate shavings
  • fresh Bing cherries


  1. Combine chocolate wafer cookies and sugar in a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. Add butter, and pulse until incorporated. Press crust into a 9-inch pie pan coated with nonstick spray, and let freeze for 1 hour. When crust is frozen, add ice cream and smooth with an offset spatula. Let freeze until solid, about 4-6 hours.
  2. For the cherry topping, combine cherries, sugar, cornstarch, salt, Amaretto, and extracts in a saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until cherries begin to soften. Reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened. Pour into a glass bowl and let cool to room temperature before covering and chilling in the refrigerator.
  3. For the almond whipped cream, combine heavy cream, powdered sugar, and almond extract in a chilled mixer bowl fitted with wire whip attachment. Whip on medium-high speed until soft peaks form. To serve, spoon chilled cherry topping over pie and top with almond whipped cream. Add chocolate shavings and fresh cherries, and use a sharp knife to cut pie into wedges.

Keywords: Chocolate, Cherry, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Pie, Whipped Cream

More cherry desserts you’ll love:

Cherry Almond Galette
Brown Butter Cherry Chocolate Blondies
Cherry Cheesecake Bars

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  1. absolutely stunning Laura! I love love this pie! and I know I would not stop at one slice! ๐Ÿ˜€ I love that rich deep magenta color!

  2. Mmmm…..we love ice cream pies at our house! That cherry sauce sounds phenomenal. I’m not sure it all would make it onto the pie ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Wow, this pie looks beautiful and delicious, Laura! I just love chocolate and cherries together and what could be more refreshing in this heat than an ice cream pie! Pinning for later!