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Frozen Cherry Cream Dessert Recipe

Updated on December 10, 2017
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Thelma Alberts is passionate about baking and cooking and likes to get creative. She had worked for many years in cafeterias in Germany.

Ready to eat Frozen Cherry Cream Dessert
Ready to eat Frozen Cherry Cream Dessert | Source
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Family Bonding Preparation


Another year has passed since my mother died 5 years ago. It was and it still is our tradition to remember her last day on earth by having a family bonding at home in the Philippines. Remembering how it was with her.


As the eldest child, I (as I´m still here in my home country) had to organize what my siblings and I had to do to make the family get together a success. One of my sisters went to the church to make an appointment for the next day so that the priest could read a mass for my mother. I contacted the friend of my mother to lead the prayer at my mothers grave. I planned, bought and cooked the food with the help of my cousin Jane and my sister-in-law who is living nearby. My siblings were helping me in one way or another. The reception was of course at my house.


As the family bonding was in the afternoon, I did not have to cook much. It was an afternoon snack. There were fried noodles, toasted strawberry jam , tinamburan ( a brown and white milk rice cooked in coconut milk, formed into sausages and packed in banana leaves and steamed), pineapple slices, banana cake, none alcoholic drinks and of course my new recipe.


Frozen Cherry Cream Dessert

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Graham CrackersAll Purpose CreamCondensed milkCherry LiqourCherry Fillings
Graham Crackers
Graham Crackers | Source
All Purpose Cream
All Purpose Cream | Source
Condensed milk
Condensed milk | Source
Cherry Liqour
Cherry Liqour | Source
Cherry Fillings
Cherry Fillings | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 3 hours
Ready in: 3 hours 30 min
Yields: Serves 15 persons (cooking = the freezing time)

Ingredients

  • 2 packs all purpose cream, whipped
  • 20 pieces or more Graham Crackers
  • 1 big can Condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoons Cherry liquor
  • 100 gram or more Cherry fillings
  • margarine, for spreading
  • 50 grams or more chocolate, grated

Cherry Liquour

What is a cherry cake without a cherry liquor? It is not yummy when you just flavor your cherry cake with a vanilla flavoring. It lacks authenticity. Try this and you will love the taste of your cherry cake.

Other things you need:

  • Electric mixer or hand mixer
  • Baking form, 30x20 cm
  • Silicon brush or just a normal baking brush
  • Weighing scale
  • Spatula
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Can opener

Step by Step

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Baking form spreaded with margarine.First layer:   Graham Crackers lined inside the baking form. Then brushed with cherry liqour.Added cherry filling on top.All purpose cream, condensed milk  whipped with cherry liqour.Half of all purpose cream mixture added on top of the cherry fillings. Second layer: Graham Crackers brushed with cherry liqour and added cherry fillings.Added the rest of the all purpose cream mixture on top.Decorated with grated chocolate and some cherries. Then freezed for at least 3 hours.
Baking form spreaded with margarine.
Baking form spreaded with margarine. | Source
First layer:   Graham Crackers lined inside the baking form. Then brushed with cherry liqour.
First layer: Graham Crackers lined inside the baking form. Then brushed with cherry liqour. | Source
Added cherry filling on top.
Added cherry filling on top. | Source
All purpose cream, condensed milk  whipped with cherry liqour.
All purpose cream, condensed milk whipped with cherry liqour. | Source
Half of all purpose cream mixture added on top of the cherry fillings.
Half of all purpose cream mixture added on top of the cherry fillings. | Source
Second layer: Graham Crackers brushed with cherry liqour and added cherry fillings.
Second layer: Graham Crackers brushed with cherry liqour and added cherry fillings. | Source
Added the rest of the all purpose cream mixture on top.
Added the rest of the all purpose cream mixture on top. | Source
Decorated with grated chocolate and some cherries. Then freezed for at least 3 hours.
Decorated with grated chocolate and some cherries. Then freezed for at least 3 hours. | Source

Cherry Fillings

I love Cherry Fillings from the can. I use this when I am in my home country Philippines, when I am making my black forest cake. Cherries are not growing in the Philippines and so it is expensive to buy fresh cherries. This cherry filling is delicious for making my cherry cake. I loved it.

Step by Step

  1. Prepare a 30x20cm baking form by spreading it with margarine . For the first layer, arrange 10 pieces of Graham Crackers or as much as you need, inside the baking form. It depends on how big the crackers are.
  2. With the use of silicon or any kind of baking brush, spread one tablespoon of cherry liqour on top of the Graham Crackers. Leave some cherry liqour for the second layer and for the cream mixture.
  3. Add half of the cherry fillings on top of the flavoured Grahams Crackers.
  4. Whip the all purpose cream with the condensed milk with an electric mixer or a hand mixer. Add 1 tablespoon of cherry liqour as a flavouring.
  5. Put 1/2 of the whipped cream mixture on top of the cherry fillings. Spread them neatly with the use of spatula.
  6. For the second layer: Arrange the remaining Graham Crackers on top of the whipped cream mixture. Brush the remaining cherry liqour on top. Add some cherry fillings and cover it with the remaining whipped cream. With the use of spatula, spread it neatly on the baking form. Sprinkle grated chocolate on top and decorate it with either fresh cherries or some cherries from the cherry fillings.
  7. Cover the finished product with alufoil and freeze it for at least 3 hours or overnight. It will be like a frozen cake. Enjoy!

How To Cut Cake or Dessert

Tips on Making Frozen Cherry Cream Dessert

  • If you don´t like condensed milk, you can substitute it with refined sugar. Just add 50 gram sugar first to the all purpose cream and try if it is sweet enough for you. If it´s not, just add more to your liking. Whip the cream and the sugar, but don´t make it stiff. Just make it a bit creamy and spreadable.
  • The servings is for 15 persons, but it depends anyway on how big your slice is.
  • Always get the frozen cherry cream desert a few minutes out from the freezer before you serve it.
  • Cut the frozen cherry by dipping the sharp knife into a hot water and wipe it with a clean towel or kitchen paper before cutting. Do it every time you cut the dessert as long as it is still hard to cut.



The family bonding was a great success. Everybody enjoyed it especially the young children who were playing around the garden. I was contented. There was not much for me to eat for the next day. Thanks to the family for that;-) That means the food was yummy to eat. Until next time. Who knows what comes into my mind!


Thanks for stopping by.

Tinamburan, A Filipino Dessert

One of our family bonding snack. Tinamburan, a Filipino dessert which is made of brown and white milk rice cooked in coconut milk, rolled into a sausage with banana leaves and then steamed.
One of our family bonding snack. Tinamburan, a Filipino dessert which is made of brown and white milk rice cooked in coconut milk, rolled into a sausage with banana leaves and then steamed. | Source

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      Thelma Alberts 15 months ago from Germany

      Thank you very much ChitrangadaSharan for your stopping by. There will be another get together with my family as my father will be 82 years old and I will be making this delicious dessert again.

      You are very welcome. Have a nice month of September.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 15 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Your frozen cherry cream dessert is indeed delicious! I liked the way you remembered your mother with a get together of the whole family. This is a privilege many people don't have. That makes this recipe all the more special and enjoyable.

      Thanks for sharing the details!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      LOL peachpurple! Yes, you just need a freezer for that. Baking will never be my hobby anymore when I open a cake shop but I do accept orders when someone ask me to bake for friends and aquaintances who wants to. Thanks for your wonderful comment. Happy hump day!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      you mean this cake really no need to bake? awesome, you should open a cake shop

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Thank you very much peachpurple. I am flattered of what you have said. Good night! I'll catch up with you tomorrow when I wake up.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Oh thelme, you should be in bakery line, so talented in baking

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Hi DDE!

      Sorry for the late answer. I have missed answering it. Thank you for the comment. I hope you will try this. Have a nice day!

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Thank you rebeccamealey. It´s almost one year since I made this dessert for my mother´s death anniversary. Thanks for reminding me that day. I will be making this soon. Have a lovely day!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      The cherry dessert looks delicious! What a "sweet" way to honor your mother!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Frozen Cherry Cream Dessert Recipe looks so delicious and with such a simple step by step guide awesome recipe.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thank you for your visit ignugent. Yes, this tinamburan has different names in every regions of our country.

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Great recipe and looks good. I like tinamburan too but I think we call it by different name in Davao. :-)

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Yes, my mother was a great cook. I miss her cooking. Thanks for dropping by and sharing this recipe around, midget. I hope you´ll try this dessert. Have a nice sunday;-)

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      This looks absolutely delicious. And excellent photos too! Your mum must have been an excellent cook. Thanks for sharing, and passing this dessert around.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Yes, my mother was very special that we remember and celebrate her last day with family bonding every year. Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe to others. Have a lovely weekend, moonlake!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      This looks delicious and what good photos you took. How nice that you honor your Mom she must have been very special. Voted up, pinned and shared.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi Christy,

      Yes, food can bring us sometimes to the nicest and deepest memories of our past. Bonding with our family through a small but remarkable gathering is always good not only to our family relationships but also to our souls.

      Thanks for dropping by. I wish you'll try this dessert;-)

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This one does sound fabulous! I vote up and smiling. I thank you too Thelma for sharing about your mom xx Food really does have a way of taking us back to nice memories and is a good way to bond with family too. Hugs

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Of course you can try this recipe with another fruit you have in Peru. I have tried making this with ripe mangoes and it was awesome and delicious, too. That was for a change in taste. Yummy. Thanks for dropping by, vespawoolf;-)

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      I love frozen desserts and I love cherries, so this one is just perfect for me. I can't wait to try it! I may have to substitute a different fruit, though, since cherries are hard to find in Peru. Thank you for sharing your special recipe you enjoy on your special family occasion.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      I think I have to write about Tinamburan, too. But first I have to make and taste it myself. Enjoy making and eating this yummy frozen cherry cream dessert, Sunflowerforests. I hope you´ll like it. Let me know how it is. Thanks for dropping by;-)

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi Janet,

      I know how you feel missing Filipino food. I´m sure your mother taught you how to cook this food and you can buy the ingredients in the Asian supermarket near you.

      Thank you for your nice concern about my dear mother. I´m sure she´s in peace now. It´s always wonderful to have a family bonding in remembrance of her. Thanks for stopping by. God bless you and your family, too.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      @ Prettynutjob: Just a day of forgeting a diet, one has to enjoy a heavenly dessert. LOL! Thanks for dropping by and for sharing;-)

      @ Mommymay: Enjoy your new yummy dessert. I hope you´ll like it. Thanks for your visit;-)

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      sunflowerforests 4 years ago from The light in the forest of doubt.

      Om nom nom nom...thank you! This looks so good. I would also like to eat the Tinamburan too. Mmmmmm. We will be trying this beautiful Frozen Cherry Cream Dessert soon. Can't wait!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      @Rajan: Thanks for everything. From rating 5 stars to sharing this to others. I appreciate that. Take care;-)

      @Sneha: Thank you. I hope you´ll like it. Have a great day!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi Careermommy! I hope you and your co-workers will like it. Thanks for stopping by;-)

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      This looks so delicious. I really miss Filipino food. I haven't been to the Philippines for such a long time. I'm so sorry you lost your mother though it is 5 years ago. It is wonderful your whole family celebrates her day of death in remembrance of her. May God bless you and your family!

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      Heather May 4 years ago from Ohio

      That looks AWESOME!!!!! This weekend... I am totally trying this!

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      Mary 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      OMG!!!! I think I might add another cheat day to my diet for this, great recipe voted up and shared.

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      Sneha Sunny 4 years ago from India

      Wow, it looks so awesome! Yummy. Need to give this a try. Thanks for sharing... Rated! :)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thelma, the cherry cream desert looks very yummy. Bookmarked. rated 5 stars, voted up, interesting and awesome and shared.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thelma, this looks fantastic. This is one that I'll have to try out on my co-workers. Thank you for sharing your new recipe with us.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thank you italianfood. Thanks for dropping by. Have a great day;-)

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      George A. Pepper 4 years ago from Philippines

      YUM! YUM! This is a mouth-watering dessert! I totally love it.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi Marcy,

      Yes, you can bring this dessert to your friends. That´s a good idea and I´m sure they will ask you how you did it. Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely weekend!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi Suzie,

      Yes, we had a wonderful afternoon full of laughter. My mother would have loved it. I´m sorry you lost your mother, too. Who knows, they are watching over us;-)

      Thanks for your vote, sharing and pinning. I appreciate that. Take care;-)

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      If I could, I would Peachpurple. Lol;-) Thanks for dropping by.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Natasha, yes please try it and let me know how you like it. Thanks for your comment. Have a lovely day!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi Martie! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day;-)

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

      Oh, YUM! Next time I have to take something decadent to a meeting or gathering, I will remember this recipe! I love cream-textured desserts, and of course you can't go wrong with anything cherry-flavored!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Thelma,

      My thoughts were with you the instant I read about your mum's passing. I lost my mum too 15 years ago so know the void it can leave. What a wonderful get together you planned for the family and quite a mouthwatering feast, may I say!!

      This cherry desert looks heavenly even though we don't get graham crackers I know from other recipes that our digestives would work great. Voted up, useful, awesome, shared and pinned - the works!!

      Great recipe and pics, good job!!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi ishwaryaa,

      You can make this recipe without cherry liqour but with cherry flavouring if you can find it in the supermarket. You can try with vanilla flavouring as well.

      Thanks for your concern about my mother. I´m sure she´s in peace now. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing/pinning this recipe. Have a great week!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Sorry for the spelling Billy. I mean "appetite" and "approaching". I saw them late:-)

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      I hope you did have a good apetite for lunch Billy. Weekend is fast aproaching and you can try this yummy dessert. Thanks for dropping by;-)

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Yes, drbj. It´s yummy. Why not try it for your summer party. The Tinamburan is delicious, too. I might write the recipe about it when I have learned how to make it. I only ordered those Tinamburan from my friend. I´m not so good in making Filipino desserts. Thanks for stopping by.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      look so good to eat. Care to share with me? LOL! Voted awesome !!

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      Natasha 4 years ago from Hawaii

      This looks really cool! I love cherries and graham crackers, so I need to give this a try sometime!

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Oh, this looks delicious, and easy to make. Thanks for sharing :)

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      A delicious recipe hub with easy-to-follow instructions and drool-worthy photos! Hope there is substitute for cherry liquor (I and my family prefer to use non-alcoholic ingredients for making dishes).

      I am very sorry that your beloved mother passed away. May her soul rests in peace always.

      Rated your recipe 5 stars! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up, pinned & shared

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Perfect timing for this. I'm just about to stop for lunch, so I can satisfy my cravings after drooling over this recipe. This really does look fantastic. Maybe we'll give it a try this weekend.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Yummmmmmmy, Thelma. What a luscious looking cherry cream dessert recipe. And that tinamburan looks interesting, too. Thank you for sharing.