Cherry-Chocolate Sundaes
4-6
servings
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Ingredients
8 oz
high-quality bittersweet chocolate
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4 tbsp
sugar
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c
heavy cream
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3 tbsp
kirsch
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1 tbsp
vanilla
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3 c
fresh cherries, pitted and halved
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1 qt
vanilla ice cream
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Kirsch works double duty in this sundae, amping up the flavor of fresh cherries and augmenting the fruity, floral notes already present in high-quality bittersweet chocolate.

Directions

  1. Toss cherries with 1 tablespoon kirsch.
  2. Using a double boiler (or in saucepan over extremely low heat) whisk sugar, chocolate, cream, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in 2 tablespoons kirsch and remove from heat.
  3. To serve, scoop ice cream into bowls and top with cherries and warm sauce.

Kristen Bieler

Kristen Bieler is a journalist and editor based in New York City. She is currently the senior editor of a wine and spirits trade publication, a regular contributor to Grape Collective and a judge of the Ultimate Wine Challenge international competition. Her writing on food and beverage has appeared in a range of print and online media for nearly two decades.

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