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Amarena Eisbecher W/Amarenakirschen - Cherry Sundaes-Adults Only

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“This Cherry Sundae is traditional treat that is served in German ice cream parlors during the summer. The recipe makes enough for 2-4 ice cream sundaes; 2 as a stand alone treat or 4 as dessert. You could take out all the alcohol so the kids could have one too, but what fun would that be?!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup whipped cream (use the real deal)
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2 ounces kirschwasser, about 4 T (cherry brandy or schnapps)
  • 1 cup cherries, sauce Amarenakirschen (recipe below)
  • waffle cookie (such as Pepperidge Farm Pirouette cookies) (optional)
  • Amarenakirschen
  • 1 cup sweet cherries, pitted (about 6 oz.)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 14 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Amaretto (optional)


  1. Sundaes:
  2. Place 1/2 cup ice cream into each dish, top with 1 tablespoon kirschwasser, 1/4 cup Amarenakirschen and whipped cream.
  3. Amarenakirschen:
  4. Place the cherries, sugar and water in a pan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes. Cool slightly, then add the almond extract, lemon juice and amaretto.

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