This cherry chocolate chip milkshake is a deliciously easy dessert for one, and is made with sweet cherries, chocolate chips, and creamy ice cream!
I used to work as a server at Cracker Barrel, and my favorite thing ever (besides generous tips), was using the milkshake machine.
What in the world is a milkshake machine? It’s an immersion blender and a metal cup used to whip together ice cream, syrup, and milk into a cold, creamy shake.
It was always exciting when someone ordered a milkshake, because the large metal milkshake cup held just a little too much milkshake for the frosty milkshake mugs— there was always a little bit leftover!
And that, my friends, meant that I got an itty bitty 2oz milkshake treat!
It would’ve been wrong to waste it, right?
This Cherry Chocolate Chip Milkshake is inspired by my restaurant days, and is a perfect way to enjoy those amazing summer stone fruits, cherries!
Can I Use Frozen Cherries?
Of course you can!
They’ll work perfectly here. Just make sure they’re pre-pitted.
How do I Pit Fresh Cherries without a Cherry Pitter?
The easiest way to pit cherries is, of course, to use a cherry pitter. But if you don’t have one, here’s a cherry-pitting trick!
All you need is a chopstick and an empty glass bottle.
Pick the stem off the cherry, set it stem-side up on the mouth of a bottle, and push the pointy end of the chopstick through the center of the fruit.
If this doesn’t work for you right away, try flipping the chopstick over and using the wider end.
Don’t have a chopstick either? My friend Amanda at Striped Spatula has more easy ways to pit a cherry.
How Do I Make My Milkshake Thicker?
The type of milk you use will affect the consistency of your shake– whole milk (or if you’re going all out– whipping cream) will give you a thicker, spoon-worthy shake.
Skim or 2% will give you a slightly thinner shake that you can drink with a straw.
Gather together your pitted cherries, ice cream, chocolate chips, and milk. Blend them all up, and enjoy your cool and creamy summer shake!
Cherry Chocolate Chip Milkshake
- 6 sweet cherries (such as Rainier or Bing), fresh or frozen, pitted
- ⅛ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup milk (2% for a drinkable shake, whole for a thick shake)
- 1 scoop vanilla ice cream (~4oz)
- Blend all ingredients together, and taste.If you prefer your milkshake a little thicker, add more ice cream. If you want it thinner, add a little more milk.
- Serve immediately, with whipped cream on top if desired.
Ok, that is the most brilliant way I have ever seen to pit a cherry!
Caroline @ Pinch Me, I'm Eating!
I’m definitely trying this! I’ve been craving cherries and chocolate for weeks!
I’m just constantly craving them now. Lol
I have plans to buy cherries from the orchard up the street. I am so making this recipe this weekend!
How is it that I am an adult, I own a blender, and yet I am not making milkshakes for myself on the regular? That needs to change! This looks amazing, love cherry and chocolate together! Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe!
I made this yummy drink today! I hiked 4mi in 85+ degree weather so I think I deserved it…? Haha So good! I substituted dark chocolate, to try to attempt to make it healthy? Haha Can’t wait to make one of your basil recipes next!
You TOTALLY deserved a milkshake after that hike! I’m glad you loved it 😀