Do you love all of Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavors?
There are some like Cherry Garcia ice cream that I absolutely can not get enough of. And because I love it so much, I'm going to love making what I think is the best homemade ice cream recipe again and again.
Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
Serve this up in a yummy chocolate ice cream bowl, add some cherries and you've got yourself the perfect dessert recipe.
Of course if you're not in the mood for ice cream, you can always try our almost famous Banana Cream Dessert, Fruit Pudding, or in keeping with the cherry idea behind this post--Cherry Crepes.
Best Homemade Ice Cream Recipe
Besides a few ingredients from the store, all you need to make Cherry Garcia ice cream is an ice-cream maker. Our KitchenAid ice cream maker is amazing. It's easy to use and the ice cream always turns out fantastic.
Don't be intimidated by the idea of making homemade ice cream. It isn't difficult at all. Mix the ingredients together, and let the ice cream maker do the rest of the work. It's really that easy.
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Copycat Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
- ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate bars shaved
- ¼ cup fresh halved and pitted Bing cherries
- 2 eggs large (or equivalent pasteurized liquid eggs)
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 cups heavy or whipping cream
- 1 cup milk
- Using two separate bowls, place the shaved chocolate flakes in one and the cherries in the other.
- Cover bowls firmly and place in refrigerator.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs for 1 to 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
- Whisking in the sugar, a little at a time, continue to mix about 1 minute more, or until completely blended.
- Whisk in the cream and milk and stir well to blend.
- In an ice cream maker, transfer the mixture.
- Following the manufacturer’s instructions, freeze concoction.
- Once the ice cream stiffens, add the chocolate and the cherries.
- Put back to freezer until the ice cream is ready.
- Adapted from: Best Copycat Restaurant Recipes
wonderful recipe! Thanks for sharing 🙂
wonderful recipe! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I will try this soon 🙂
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
I just bought a big bag of cherries! I need to set some aside to give this ice cream a try!
Oh yes, Cherry Garcia is one of my top five fav B&J ice cream flavors. This looks oh, so good! And guess what? This flavor is wonderful with a bit of Chambord liqueur poured over it!
April J Harris
Yummed and pinned. Your Ice Cream looks delicious! I love Cherries Garcia too - what a great recipe! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.
This is my kind of ice cream! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!
Thank you for sharing at #RecipeSharingParty! pinned and yummed.
YUM! Pinned it and plan to make it. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.
Angelina @ Peonies & Orange Blossoms
My bing cherries are ripe in my garden. This sounds super tasty. This is my Dad's favorite flavor of Ben & Jerrys. I'm featuring this on my blog tomorrow... maybe he'll make me some... 😉 Thanks for sharing with Thursday Favorite things
That looks amazing. Pinning to try...and to save money by not buying any at the store! 🙂
YUMMY!!! I'm featuring your copycat ice cream on this week's Friday Favorites - swing by and say hi!!
That looks so good! Definitely saving this 🙂
Where are the ingredients?
Not sure what happened, but the ingredients for Cherry Garcia Ice Cream are listed now. Enjoy!
Hi Jessica....really would love to make U.K. your version of Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice cream. Unfortunately, there is no recipe attached to this blog!! Is it possible to reprint?? I would truly appreciate it!! Thank you.
Not sure what happened, but it is back up now! Thanks.
I don't see where you cook the custard. This would mean ingesting raw eggs. Did I miss something?
Hi Debbie! Great point. We use pasteurized egg beaters to avoid any problems. I updated the recipe to include this alternative. I know some people are fine with raw eggs... personally, I agree with you and prefer pasteurized. Enjoy!