Do you love Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream? You can make this recipe at home. It is very easy to make, and who wouldn’t love to make an ice cream filled high quality ingredients? There is nothing artificial in this recipe, so you can enjoy this one guilt-free.
I have to confess this recipe is not from me, but rather it is from Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book, which is tied in first place for my other favorite ice cream book The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments. If you are just just starting to make homemade ice cream I definitely recommend the Ben and Jerry’s book. The recipes are simple, and they are perfect for the many ice cream makers that are on the market. This recipe makes 1 quart of ice cream, so it is a nice small batch.
As you know this recipe contains bing cherries and dark chocolate. You might wonder where you can get bing cherries year around. You can find them in the freezer section of the grocery store. I found mine at Kroger, I used their Private Selections brand and I found them to be of great quality. For the chocolate I always like to use Ghirardelli when I can, it is always available in the baking aisle of my store. I like to use a bittersweet chocolate for this because the ice cream base is nice and sweet, and you don’t need to make it with a chocolate that is super sweet.
Folks always ask me about which ice cream maker I use, I use the Whynter ICM-15LS Ice Cream Maker, Stainless Steel
, it is pricier than some models, but this one has the advantage of you not needing to place a bowl in the freezer for up to 48 hours before you want to make the ice cream. I have had about 5 years of use out of my machine, and I have to say I am a fan.
I hope you try making homemade ice cream at home. Let me know what flavor of ice cream you like the most. You can check out my other flavors of homemade ice cream available at CopyKat.com.
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Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
You can recreate this famous flavor from Ben and Jerry at home.
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate (bitter or semi sweet) chopped into small pieces
- 1/4 cup Bing cherries , fresh, or frozen, pitted and coarsely chopped
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup milk
- Place chocolate and chopped cherries into different bowls and place bowls in the freezer. You want to keep all ingredients nice and cold.In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk the eggs in until light and fluffy. Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, Add heavy cream and milk and whisk to blend thoroughly.Transfer the mixture to the 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 cherries, then continue freezing until the ice cream is ready.