I love making this homemade Cherry Garcia Ice Cream loaded with fresh, sweet cherries and real chocolate chunks. It’s the best summer treat.
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 just something about the cherries and dark chocolate that just sing to me. This amazing version is made with fresh, sweet cherries and chocolate chunks! Oh my – it was amazing!
- 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
- Place your cherries and chocolate chunks into the freezer.
- 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.
- Follow the directions on your ice cream maker.
- Add the cherries and chocolate in the last 3 minutes of the churning process. Transfer to a freezer safe container and freezer overnight.
Do you have all the supplies to make your own homemade ice cream? I have a KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment but I have a lot of friends who have the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker. I don’t think that you can make actual ice cream in a Yonanas Deluxe Ice Cream Treat Maker, but it does make some good sherbet (find some yummy sherbet recipes here).
Don’t forget the accessories! You’ll need fun new Ice Cream Bowls and an Ice-Cream Scoop. Do you need a new ice cream recipe book? Or you can try this ice cream book. Of course, my favorite is the Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book!
And don’t forget an entire summer’s worth of Sprinkles! 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!
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Here are a few more ice cream recipes that use an ice cream maker