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Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

    I love making this homemade Cherry Garcia Ice Cream loaded with fresh, sweet cherries and real chocolate chunks. It’s the best summer treat.

    Enjoy your own Homemade Cherry Garcia Ice Cream loaded with fresh sweet cherries and chocolate chunks!

    Enjoy your own Homemade Cherry Garcia Ice Cream loaded with fresh sweet cherries and chocolate chunks!

    Homemade Cherry Garcia Ice Cream Recipe

    It’s my favorite time of year – Ice Cream season! Well, I love ice cream year round, but there’s just something about cold ice cream on a hot summer day. Today I am celebrating all things Ice Cream with my favorite Ice Cream flavor – Homemade Cherry Garcia Ice Cream. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream! Yes, I enjoy chocolate, strawberry, coffee, peppermint, vanilla, and everything in between, but there is something about the cherries and dark chocolate that just sing to me. This amazing version is made with fresh, sweet cherries and chocolate chunks! 

    There are chunks of ripe, sweet cherries and real chocolate shavings in this homemade Cherry Garcia Ice Cream.
    Do you have all the supplies to make your own homemade ice cream? I have a KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachmentir?t=psbusa23 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0002IES80, but I have a lot of friends who have the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Makerir?t=psbusa23 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0006ONQOC. I don’t think that you can make actual ice cream in a Yonanas Deluxe Ice Cream Treat Makerir?t=psbusa23 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00532A6YK, but it does make some good sherbet (find some yummy sherbet recipes here).

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    And don’t forget an entire summer’s worth of Sprinklesir?t=psbusa23 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00375LB76! The kids are going to go crazy when they see all those rainbow jimmies.

    So, get ready for ice cream season and start making your own favorite ice cream flavors at home.

    I hope that you and your family love this easy and delicious Cherry Garcia Ice Cream recipe. *Making this recipe? Take a picture and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #PintSizedBaker so I can see what you’re baking up in the kitchen!

    Nothing but the freshest ingredients in this homemade Cherry Garcia Ice Cream Recipe.

    ** This post was originally written in 2013 and included a giveaway. That giveaway and promotion are long gone now. If you want to know about upcoming giveaways, be sure to subscribe to my Giveaway Email NOW!

    Here are a few more ice cream recipes that use an ice cream maker

    Homemade Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

    Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

    Homemade Peanut Butter Ice Cream

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

    Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream that tastes like a Wendy's Frosty.

    Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream

    Yield: 12

    Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

    Enjoy your own Homemade Cherry Garcia Ice Cream loaded with fresh sweet cherries and chocolate chunks!

    Homemade Ice Cream is the best! The fresh cherries and quality chocolate make for a decadent treat that is sure to be appreciated!

    Prep Time 45 minutes
    Total Time 45 minutes


    • 2 eggs
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 2 cups heavy cream
    • 1 cup whole milk
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted
    • 3 oz shaved dark chocolate


    1. Place your cherries and chocolate chunks into the freezer.
    2. In your mixer, whip eggs until light yellow, the slowly add in sugar. Add cream, milk, and vanilla, then transfer to your ice cream maker.
    3. Follow the directions on your ice cream maker.
    4. Add the cherries and chocolate in the last 3 minutes of the churning process. Transfer to a freezer safe container and freezer overnight.


    I used a KitchenAid Stand and KitchenAid Ice Cream Attachment.

    Place the Ice Cream into a plastic or glass container to freeze overnight. I don’t have any metal ice cream containers. To prevent it from getting icy, place plastic wrap on the ice cream to seal it and keep air from it.

    Recipe from Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book

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    Karyn Granrud

    Karyn Granrud

    I'm Karyn, a mom and wife, and I founded this little baking blog. Baking and making desserts have been my passion since I was a kid. I love experimenting with different flavors and sharing delicious recipes with all of you. Read more.

    79 thoughts on “Cherry Garcia Ice Cream”

    1. Oh, wow! That ice cream looks divine, Karyn! I grew up in Vermont about 20 minutes from the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream plant … and one summer my brother worked there. He got to bring home 3 … yes, 3 … pints of ice cream EVERY day. We loved Cherry Garcia the absolute best. Sooooo yummy! I’m loving seeing what we all made for our ice cream-themed give-away. 🙂
      Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

    2. This is our absolute FAVORITE Ben & Jerry’s ice cream which regulated it to a treat now and then (we always must buy 2 pints – one for each of us – which we spread out to 2-3 servings each). NOW I can make it – well, once I get an ice cream maker that is (#1 thing on my “get list” if I win) !!!

    3. I’d buy a few more sets of Fiesta Ware. They come with bowls that would be beautiful if they were full of ice cream! 🙂

    4. Looks yummy! Since I already have a really nice ice cream maker, I would probably buy some cute bowls, a nice scoop, and some good quality chocolate to make some delicious ice cream with.

    5. OMG! Cherry Garcia at home??? *swoon*
      I’d love to own an ice cream maker! I’ve got my eye on a fabulous looking Cuisinart.
      bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

      1. Good luck on the giveaway. I know that Zulily had some good Cuisinart deals a few weeks ago. Check it out and see if they have it again.

      1. I have the pasta attachment, but can’t use it anymore because my motor can’t handle the load 🙁 I need a new mixer…

      1. I’ve also seen the Cuisinart on Zulily for a special sale. If you’re not a member, I can send you an invite. I LOVE shopping there! Good Luck!

    6. I personally LOVE strawberry but I would definitely choose this is my close second. I love dark chocolate and anything with it the ice cream is a sure plus 😉

    7. Oh gosh! my Amazon wish list is soooo long, it’s full of kitchen accouterments like a microplane and real vanilla beans to make ice cream!

      1. I have one vanilla bean and it cost so much that I’m scared to “waste” it on a recipe… I’ve gotta get over that and just make something! Good Luck!

    8. Hi Karen,
      Your Ice Cream looks awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
      Miz Helen

    9. Genius Idea! I am putting together a round-up of great frozen treats, and I’d love to include this. If it’s cool with you, I’ll just grab one of your pictures and give you a link back–I would never take part of your recipe/tutorial. If this isn’t okay with you, just let me know. you can email me at nancy(dot)verly(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks!

      1. Thanks Nancy. It’s great to share with your fans. I’m so glad you liked it. Thanks so much for letting me know.

      1. Hmmm… Not sure why? I agree that it isn’t 100% as sweet as the store bought container, but it should have had more flavor than “frozen milk”.

    10. Hi Karyn – besides pitting the cherries, was any additional prep work done (slicing, etc) before they were introduced to the ice cream?

      1. I believe I sliced some in half and left some whole. It’s been a while. If you don’t want to deal with that, you could try the frozen cherries, again slicing some in half and leaving some whole.

    11. Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for the awesome recipe. I pinned it since I had some fresh cherries leftover and frozen them after cutting them. For the ice cream i shaved the chocolate on my grater and I chopped the cherries a little. It is really delicious and cherry garcia isn’t even my favorite flavor. The shaved chocolate takes home made ice cream to a whole new level. Even the base ( vanilla ice cream) before adding everything in was really tasty though. I cut the sugar to 1/2 cup too since I don’t like things too sweet ( probably since I eat the whole container in just a few sittings lol.)

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