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Cherry Cobbler with Mint Ice Cream

I love a good cobbler but I have no business making a full-sized cobbler when I don't have company. I will cozy up to the kitchen island and just dig in, with a carton of vanilla ice cream by my side. I'd be a happy little camper just scooping cobbler in my mouth.

So this way, I make just what I need, in this case, four 6 oz dishes,  which is enough for one each in my family.  We all have our cobbler but we aren't eating it for days. You can choose to make this in smaller, say 4 oz dishes, and it will make 6 desserts.  I only do that when I have extra company.


Cherries are ripe and for sale in all our Farmers' Markets right now.  Which means they are plentiful, inexpensive and at their peak in flavor.  Cobblers are such comfort food, even in the summer.  My grandma taught me that a true cobbler has a biscuit crust. The sweet cream biscuits I make for this recipe have the perfect crumble, absorb the juice well, and hold up the ice cream so when it melts, it runs down into the cherry filling.  Oh my.

Cherry cobbler with ice cream and mint

We also think the tart cherries are the best for a cobbler.  Montmorency cherries are the most common tart cherries.  We find that early season Bing cherries will also have a tarter taste.  The tart cherries balance the sugar in the filling and the biscuit.

cherry cobbler with mint ice cream and a box of cherries

Let's talk about that mint ice cream for a minute. I love to make unique ice creams for my desserts. I typically buy one carton of ice cream, divide it into thirds, and flavor up each third. I have containers that I put the ice cream in to refreeze. I'll take the carton out about 10 minutes before I am ready to serve to get it to the right consistency for scooping.

Yield: 4

Easy Cherry Cobblers

Individual cherry cobblers are an elegant dessert any time of the year.
prep time: 30 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 50 M


  • 1 can cherry pie filling mix
  • 3/4 c flour
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 3/4 c heavy cream
  • 1 t salt
  • 3/4 baking powder
  • 1/3 carton of vanilla ice cream
  • 3 drops of peppermint flavoring
  • 4 mint leaves


How to cook Easy Cherry Cobblers

  1. The day before... thaw vanilla ice cream. 
  2. Scoop 1/3 of the carton into a bowl.
  3.  Add three drops of peppermint.
  4. Stir until incorporated. 
  5. Pour the ice cream in a freezer-safe container.
  6. Freeze overnight.
  7. Preheat oven to 425.
  8. Remove ice cream from the freezer.
  9. Combine the dry ingredients.  
  10. Add the cream, stir just until mixed
  11. Using a Silpat mat, trace the top of the dessert container.
  12. Dollop dough inside the circle, leaving about 1/4 inch from the edge.
  13. Bake for 11 minutes, checking halfway through.
  14. Remove from oven and let rest.
  15. In the meantime, open can of pie filling.
  16. Pour into a large bowl.
  17. Microwave in increments of 1 minute, three times, stirring after each minute.
  18. In four dishes, spoon pie filling into the dishes, dividing evenly between the dishes.
  19. Add a biscuit to each dish.
  20. Spoon ice cream on top of the biscuit.
  21. Garnish with mint.
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  1. What a great dessert! I just love cherry cobbler. Serving it with mint ice cream sounds incredible.

  2. My initial response is that cherry and mint don't go together. Yet, I've never tried it so I'll give it an honest effort. I do love cherry cobbler.

    1. I totally get what you are saying. Keep it to a light mint, and the freshness of the mint accents the cherries very well.

  3. I did a cherry/peppermint combo dessert last year and it was AMAZING! This cobbler sounds like it would be as well!

  4. What a fun combination of flavors! Cherries are finally starting to come into season in my area, so I'll keep this recipe in mind for as soon as I get some!

  5. Wow, this would be super good right now. I really look those flavors and I could use a fun new dessert to try!

  6. Cobblers rock, especially cherry!

  7. What an easy and delicious cobbler idea. I love that you served it with mint ice cream!

  8. I never thought to mix mint and cherries but it looks amazing. This is such a good way to enjoy the cherries that are so good this time of year.

  9. These cherry cobblers look super scrumptious! It's hot here in California and this special treat is perfect on a warm evening. Yum. Yum!

  10. I love cherry cobber and I think it would be so delicious paired with mint ice cream. HOw have I never thought to pair them together!

  11. I've never tried to make a cobbler before but I think even I could handle this one! Thanks for making it so easy to follow. (Rena)

  12. Cathy Mini8:12 AM

    Oh this recipe looks super delicious. I am looking forward to making this for my husband.

  13. Cobbler is one of our fave desserts, but we always use blackberry. I would love to try your cherry cobbler. Bet it's good!


  14. I never though that making something this awesome can be so easy. This is a dessert taken to the next level. Absolutely a must try.

  15. I would love one of those cobblers you've prepared right about NOW lol. I've never had a cherry cobbler, looks so good.

  16. Cherry cobbler is my favorite. Thanks for reminding me how much I love it. I will have to get the ingredients.

  17. I've been wanting to make cobbler for quite some time. I just bought peaches and was wanting to make peach cobbler. This looks delicious.

  18. I am not that good at making desserts, I think the only things I have ever made are brownies and pound cakes. However, I would love to give this a try, It sounds delicious! It would be nice to learn a new recipe and actually know how to make more than just brownies and pound cakes ;-)

  19. Cherry and mint are a yummy combo! I want to try to make this cobbler now.. looks tempting!

  20. What a fun combination! I don't know that I would have ever thought to put cherry and mint together, but it makes sense! This is a fun summer treat.

  21. Cherries and mint aren't something I would have thought to put together. It sounds totally deliciously refreshing.


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