Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

I love the flavors of Cherry and Chocolate combined, I mean, who doesn’t, right? Well I have all these wonderful Cherries in my freezer from Door County Cherries and decided to make ice cream using the cherries and the homemade hot fudge I had just made…the combination was a wonderful sweet and tart combination! Perfect for the summer heat.

Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
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Recipe type: Dessert, Ice Cream
Serves: 12
  • 2 cups cherries, pitted cleaned and quartered
  • 2 cups milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ½ cup home made fudge (or some kind of ice cream fudge)
  • 1 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 oz semi sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tbs Vanilla Extract
  1. In a saucepan heat milk, cream and half of the sugar over low heat until sugar is dissolved, whisk often.
  2. In a separate bowl beat egg yolks and remaining sugar until they are fluffy and a creamy yellow color. Add a ¼ cup of the heated milk mixture to the eggs and stir to combine, add another ¼ cup and combine, and then add the egg mixture to the milk mixture in the saucepan very slowly and stirring constantly while doing (you do this to temper the eggs so they don't turn into scrambled eggs). Over medium heat cook and stir constantly until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon (about 12 minutes). Add vanilla extract and incorporate. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a heat safe bowl and allow to cool in the refrigerator.
  3. When cool (after about an hour) fold in the cherries and chocolate. Turn on your ice cream maker and follow instructions, when it is done, fold in the fudge to create fudge swirls. Freeze until you are ready to serve and enjoy!


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  • Carmen Z. Lyons

    This Cherry Garcia ice cream recipe is a tasty treat! It’s very similar to one of Ben and Jerry’s most popular ice cream flavors!

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you for your comment Carmen….that is EXACTLY what I was going for! The Ben and Jerry’s one is where I got the inspiration from (I figure I liked that combination of chocolate and cherry so much, why not try to make it), it came out so delicious and really was a tasty treat. Do you have a favorite Ice cream you like to make?

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