For a colorful result, make sure you use a cherry liqueur eau de vie (which is normally red) and not kirschwasser, which is clear. The amount of ice cream and Champagne will depend on the size and volume of your glasses, so use the amounts listed as a guideline, scaling up or down as needed. Chill the liqueur and Champagne thoroughly beforehand so the ice cream doesn't melt too quickly.
- 12 cherries, stems removed and pitted, slices into quarters
- 6 teaspoons cherry liqueur
- 1 pint vanilla bean ice cream
- 4 to 6 cups champagne