1 lb. fresh cherries, washed and stoned
6 fl. oz. dry red wine
3 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
1 pint vanilla ice-cream
In a medium-sized, shallow bowl, com-bine the cherries with the wine, sugar and vanilla, stirring until the ingredients are well mixed. Set aside to marinate, basting occasionally, for 1 hour.
Divide the cherry mixture equally among four sundae glasses. With an ice-cream scoop or large spoon, spoon three scoops of vanilla ice-cream into each glass. Serve at once.