Indulge in a blend of chocolate ice cream, tangy cherry swirls, and chocolate chunks. Capturing the essence of the classic Black Forest cake in every velvety spoonful.

In a medium bowl, whisk together your egg yolks and sugar for about 2-3 minutes, until smooth and pale yellow in color.

Whisk in your milk to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring the milk to a simmer and then remove from the heat. Do not boil.

Whisking constantly, slowly add a ½ cup of your hot milk to the yolk and sugar mixture, whisk until combined.

Whisking constantly, heat on low until the the mixture has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon. This should take a few minutes.

Add your heavy cream and vanilla extract to your mix, stir to combine.

Cover your bowl with plastic wrap, making sure to have the plastic wrap touching the surface of the ice cream base so it does not get a skin. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Place your chopped cherries, sugar, and lemon juice in to a small pan, and sprinkle them with sugar.

Cook your cherries over medium low heat for 10-15 minutes, or until the juices have thickened. Refrigerate in a covered container until ready to use.

When ready, churn your ice cream mixture in the bowl of your ice cream machine according to your manufacturer’s instructions.

In the last two minutes, add in your cherries and chopped chocolate. Churn until they are evenly distributed.

Spoon your ice cream into a shallow container or a loaf pan. Press plastic wrap the surface of the ice cream. Freeze for at least 4 hours, or until solid. Enjoy!