A bowl of ice cream with homemade cherry sauce on top.

Fresh Cherry Wine Sauce with Ice Cream

A recipe for Fresh Cherry Wine Sauce with Ice Cream. It’s also great served over pancakes, yogurt, French toast, and more.

A bowl of ice cream with homemade cherry sauce on top.
Fresh Cherry Wine Sauce with Ice Cream

Still warm from the stove, this Cherry Wine Sauce is amazing drizzled over a bowl of creamy ice cream. Or, try it on yogurt, pancakes, French toast, perhaps even some pound cake!

A white bowl filled with Fresh Cherry Wine Sauce and Ice Cream.

I thought I was done for the day. I certainly felt like I was done for the week. And it was only Monday.

After several days of nonstop cooking, the kitchen sink was piled high, the counters were a battlefield, and the tables full of plates and cutting boards, and bowls of fruit. The dishwasher was struggling to keep up. But I had to dirty just one more dish. Okay, maybe just a couple more. I had one more thing to do.

A bowl of fresh cherries.
Homemade Cherry Wine Sauce in a jar.

The fresh cherries (here’s how to quickly pit cherries without a cherry pitter) were calling to me. They’re leaving soon, you see, and I somehow feel like we haven’t spent enough time together this summer.

Fresh Cherry Wine Sauce with Ice Cream in a white bowl.

Fresh Cherry Wine Sauce

A little bit of wine, and a splash of balsamic – it didn’t take much to coax a seriously amazing Fresh Cherry Wine Sauce to drizzle over my bowl of ice cream. Warm and dark, deep in flavor, each spoonful gave me pause. I sat down. I indulged in each bite. I sighed. It was the best 10 minutes of my day.

Melting vanilla ice cream in a bowl with fruit sauce on top.

Eat Seasonal

Join my friends and I who embrace eating seasonally! The bounty of August is here! Find #eatseasonal inspiration, by visiting:

Peach Lavender Crisp by Climbing Grier Mountain

Summer Vegetable Tostadas by Mountain Mama Cooks

Plum Olive Oil Cake by Molly Yeh

Kale Salad with Berries by Cafe Johnsonia

Tomato Nasturtium Salad with Dates and Pistachios by Simple Bites

Simple Roasted Tomato Sauce by Foodie Crush

Watermelon Mojitos by Vintage Mixer

Fresh Peaches and Cream Pie by Lauren’s Latest

Check out the August produce guide on The Vintage Mixer.

More Great Cherry Recipes

Cherry Dutch Baby Pancake with Pecan Streusel
Coconut Cherry Cobbler
Stovetop Rhubarb-Cherry Crisp
Homemade Cherry Pop Tarts
Cherry Rolls

Fresh Cherry Wine Sauce with Ice Cream

Still warm from the stove, this Cherry Wine Sauce is amazing drizzled over a bowl of creamy ice cream. But it's capable of much more, however. Try it on yogurt, on pancakes, on French toast, perhaps even some pound cake!
Course Condiments, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 263kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup lemonade
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups fresh cherries pitted
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • In a small sauce pan, whisk together the wine, lemonade, balsamic vinegar, sugar and cornstarch. Bring to a boil, then let it simmer while whisking. Drop in the cherries, and let it cook for about 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce begins to thicken.
  • Stir in the vanilla and remove from heat. Let it cool slightly. The sauce can be used immediately, or stored in a glass container in the refrigerator for later.

Notes

No cherry pitter? Here’s how to pit cherries without a cherry pitter.

Nutrition

Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 403mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Becky

    Simple stunning!!! This really is my ideal dessert and I agree- the perfect ending to a long day!  

    Reply
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