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10 minute ideas | cherry chocolate ice cream


It’s time for another 10 minute idea!  My previous 10 minute ideas were teacup topiaries and making an “antique” bread board.

This month, the challenge was to share a 10 minute no-bake dessert.

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I immediately knew what I was going to share, because it’s my very favorite summer treat…

…homemade cherry chocolate ice cream.

cherry chocolate chip ice cream | miss mustard seed

I love cherries and look forward to them with great anticipation each May.  And I mourn their departure in September.

 So, I squeeze cherries in every meal, snack and treat I can when they are in season.

fresh cherries | miss mustard seed

For this dessert, I cut the cherries off of the pit and then chop them into bite-sized pieces.  (My fingernail beds are pretty much permanently stained from cutting cherries during the summer, but some things are worth it!)

pitting cherries | miss mustard seed

I use Breyer’s Natural Vanilla ice cream as the “base.”  It’s the only vanilla I’ve been able to find in my grocery store that doesn’t have a bunch of corn syrup and unpronounceable ingredients added.   (This isn’t a sponsored post, FYI.)


And then I top it with the chopped fresh cherries and organic shaved dark chocolate.  I usually load up on the cherries and go a little lighter on the ice cream and chocolate to make it a low-guilt treat.
cherry chocolate chip ice cream | miss mustard seed

It’s super simple and super yummy.

PS – I ate this at 10:00 in the morning after the photo shoot.

A blogger’s gotta do what a blogger’s gotta do.


For other 10 minute, no-bake recipes, check out the following links…

Julie Blanner – homemade chocolate pudding

Dream Green DIY – white chocolate dipped pretzels

Four Generations One Roof – chocolate covered bananas with pecans

Inspired by Charm – cheerio treat bars

Finding Home Farms – maple fudge graham cookies

TidyMom – salted carmel iced coffee

Thistlewood Farms – ice box cake in a jar


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  1. Wow! This looks beyond decadent!! YUM :)

  2. I would be eating this at 10am too! Yum-a-licious!!!

  3. Simple, decadent and uses the fresh cherries that are only available for a limited time…perfect combination.

  4. fabulous idea!! would be wonderful with raspberries too!

  5. Consuela says:

    Figs are in season in NC and I am loving it!

  6. I’m not judging – looks like a great brunch to me!

  7. Umm.. yum! This looks so good. Any time of the day is a great time for ice cream!

  8. Elyce says:

    Sounds like you should invest in a cherry putter! They cost between $10 and $20 and make putting cherries so easy.

  9. Elyce says:

    Sounds like you should invest in a cherry pitter. They cost between $10 and $20 and make pitting cherries so easy.

  10. Looks great! I agree with you on the ice cream- I’ve only been buying Breyers since I’ve been reading ingredient labels :)

  11. Good lord your photos are good. That looks so insanely beautiful and yummy, it’s killing me!


  12. Dolores says:

    Did you know that cherries are delicious when frozen? Love them on a hot summer’s day ! Sadly, no more cherries to be found in the markets here in NJ

  13. Connie says:

    Looks decadent and easy! Win/win. A quick way to pit cherries is to push an ordinary straw through the cherry starting at the stem end. Your boys would love helping with this!

  14. Heidi says:

    Yum!! Looks delicious. As someone who grew up in Traverse City, Michgsan (Cherry Capital of the World) and spent my summers eating cherries I would suggest you invest in a cherry pitter. Your nails will thank you 😉

  15. Sounds delicious!! I love cherries to :)

    Lauren Baxter | Lovely Décor

  16. Oh my looks deelish!
    You are too funny…love your style!

    All my heart,

  17. Wow! This looks really YUMMY! Chocolates and ice cream is my thing. Topped it with cherries, it becomes deliciously healthy. :)

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