July 18, 2008

Ben & Jerry's Homemade Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's Homemade Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
This recipe uses an ice cream maker.

* 1/4 cup shaved plain chocolate (Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate candy bars preferred)
* 1/4 cup fresh Bing cherries, halved and pitted (you may use canned cherries, but be sure to drain the syrup)
* 2 large eggs
* 3/4 cup sugar
* 2 cups heavy or whipping cream
* 1 cup milk

Place the shaved chocolate flakes and the cherries in separate bowls. Cover and refrigerate.
Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more. Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to blend.

Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer's instructions. After the ice cream stiffens (about 2 minutes before it is done), add the chocolate and the cherries, then continue freezing until the ice cream is ready.

Yield: 1 quart

Source: Ben and Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Book by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, with Nancy J.
Stevens (Workman Publishing)


  1. OMGawwwwwwwwwd I sooooooooooo love B&J!!!

  2. Me too!!!!! I just wish there was one closer to me :( Then I would not have to rely on Wal Mart for supplies LOL

  3. Thank you for participating, Shannon! Cherries are my all-time, #1 favorite fruit, and you can't go wrong with chocolate either. :-)

  4. Oh it sounds so good!! We have Ben and Jerry pints at Walgreens!

  5. I can't wait to try this Shannon - it sounds awesome.

  6. Luckily, I only have a few blocks to drive to the grocery store to load up! lol My favorite is "Half-Baked"

  7. Joy...I agree :) You can never go wrong with chocolate!

    Gina...I wish there was a Walgreen's closer to me!

    Tamy...thanks Tamy.

    Southpaw...Ohhh Half Baked is good too!

  8. Chocolate and cherries-yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  9. This is my favorite Ben & Jerry's - I'll try it as soon as I get some heavy cream from the store!


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