Tart Cherry and Red Wine Sundae

"This is a sophisticated sundae. The tart cherries and red wine vinegar balance out the ice cream, so it's not too sweet," says Michael.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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4 cups frozen cherries

1 cinnamon stick

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 cups dry red wine

2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

Vanilla bean ice cream, for serving


  1. Put a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the cherries, cinnamon stick, sugar and cornstarch and cook until the sugar starts to melt, about 1 minute. Add the wine, bring the mixture to a boil and cook until the wine has reduced and is slightly thickened, about 4 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat, remove the cinnamon stick and stir in the vinegar.
  3. Scoop vanilla ice cream into bowls and top with the warm cherries and red wine sauce.