I go absolutely ga-ga over Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia.

I even took a photo with it when I went to the B&J factory in Vermont five years ago…okay swooning over a poster = not a good look.

I love the full fat version as well as the not-so-fat frozen yogurt version. Love love love! Thus it’s no surprise that I thought of making my very own Cherry Garcia ice cream with my haul of Tassie cherries. It’s such a simple recipe that I kick myself for not making it sooner – B&J stocks very limited flavours in the UK and Australia – it’s always Phish food and Cookie Dough, Phish food and Cookie dough…yawn I’m bored already, show me some new flavours! But now that I have my own homemade CG, I shall fret no more…muahahaha!

Even better, this recipe is eggless which means it’s even easier to make! If you are a CG fan like me, you have to get some of this homemade stuff in your belly right now!

Makes about 1.5 pints

1 cup whole milk
300ml cream
1/2 cup sugar (most recipes call for more sugar but I didn’t want it too sweet)
200g pitted cherries, whole
200g pitted cherries, roughly chopped
50g shaved dark chocolate

1. Warm up milk, cream and sugar just till the sugar is all dissolved.

2. Add whole cherries to the mixture and with a hand held blender, blitz till smooth.

3. Stir through chopped cherries. Store mixture in a container and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

4. Churn in ice-cream maker, following manufacturer’s instructions. The final churned product will still be soft, so return the ice cream to a covered container and leave in freezer until firmed up. (About another hour or so)



Join the conversation! 4 Comments

  1. Love the recipe, especially since I’ve tried this ice cream (actually we had the frozen yoghurt version) and thought it was delicious.

  2. Yum! But have to go get meself an ice maker 1st… hmmm… how can i convince hubby that it is a needed kitchen appliance? hehhehee ;)

  3. this is my favorite flavor! so happy to of found this recipe, thanks so much! ps, looooove your blog :)


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It's all about my gastronomical journeys, and sometimes an inedible thought or two. One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. ~Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story This is my personal journey where I devote my attention to eating, cooking, experimenting and taking chances. Anything I come across with a droolfactor worth sharing, it's here. I hope you'll enjoy this journey with me.


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