Spiked Chocolate Cherry Milkshake

Hi there!  How are you, and how are your homemade maraschino cherries?  Have they been soaking all week in anticipation for this Chocolate Cherry Milkshake?  I hope so, but if not, don’t worry.  There is no shame in using store-bought cherries if that’s all you have available. Chocolate Cherry Milkshake - Make it a cocktail or a kid-friendly dessert! Today I wanted to bring you something a little different: A dessert cocktail!  This is not what I first had in mind for a new cherry cocktail, but what goes better with cherries than chocolate and ice cream?  It’s like a sundae in a glass.  With vodka!  It doesn’t get much better than that if you ask me. This could easily be made into a nonalcoholic shake by eliminating the vodka, although I wouldn’t recommend giving kids the Luxardo cherries from my recipe.  To skip the booze, please use maraschino cherries that you know are alcohol free.

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Spiked Cherry Chocolate Milkshake - Enjoy the taste of a chocolate covered cherry in this #dessert #cocktail! by @wearychef

Spiked Chocolate Cherry Milkshake

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Enjoy the taste of chocolate covered cherries in this cool dessert cocktail!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x




  1. Add ice cream, chocolate syrup, cherry juice, 2 cherries, vodka, and milk to a tall container for an immersion blender or to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth, adding a little more milk if needed to get your desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a 12-oz. glass, and top with whipped cream and a cherry if desired. Serve with a straw.
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Dessert
Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


Trish - Mom On Timeout
11 years ago

Oh my! This sounds amazing! Love chocolate and cherry together :)

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thanks, Trish! I have to say it was pretty dang good!

11 years ago

looks divine. I’ll give it a go tomorrow, though will sub in whatever ice cream I have and also use whipped cream vodka. Where did you get the inspiration for that? What a fun drink :-)

Speaking of vodka, made a batch with Swedish fish, but took them out after only a few hours so they wouldn’t go to mush. The fish were gross, but the vodka pretty and sweet.

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Chocolate ice cream would of course also be good or even better! I didn’t really have a source of inspiration for this one. I was planning to make a cherry limeade cocktail, but I saw that exact thing on Pinterest this week and didn’t want to be a copy cat. I was happy to make something different anyway because so many cocktails are fruity.

I love that you are still going with the candy infused vodka! I think Swedish fish are gross in any case, but I can see how they could add goodness to vodka. I’ll go check your FB page for a photo.

11 years ago

not on fb–they didn’t even make the cut ;-) And they were so similar to the gummy bear. I did post an excellent Manhattan from my mom’s birthday dinner last night. And today I’ll get going on that ice cream drink.

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