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a bowl of vanilla ice cream topped with roasted cherry sauce

Ice Cream with Roasted Cherry Sauce

  • Author: Kelly
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


This quick and easy, fresh Cherry Sauce recipe makes a wonderful topping for a simple, delicious ice cream dessert! Perfect for summer entertaining!


  • Tillamook Old-Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1 lb cherries, pitted (from about 1 1/3 pounds fresh cherries)
  • 14 tablespoons sugar (or to taste)
  • pinch of salt


  1. Put cherries in a baking dish and sprinkle with sugar and a pinch of salt.
  2. Bake in a 400 degree F preheated oven for about 20 minutes until juices have released and start to become syrupy. Watch carefully that the juices don’t burn.
  3. Serve warm or at room temperature on top of scoops of ice cream.


If you would like a tarter flavor, depending on your cherries, add a little lemon juice.

Sweet or sour cherries can be used, just adjust the flavoring with more or less sugar and/or lemon juice.

Keep an eye on the cherries while roasting so that the sauce doesn’t brown. It can go from syrupy to burnt pretty quickly.

Use a baking dish that fits the cherries in a single layer without being too big. Too much open space in the pan will cause the juices to evaporate and burn faster. I use a 7 by 11-inch baking dish or a pie dish.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: ice cream, cherry sauce