As prone as I am to over-buying at the farmer’s market this should come as no surprise: I found myself with cherries coming out of my ears a few weeks ago. I came across this recipe from Annie’s Eats and the rest is history! This is from the original Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Book, so if you like B&J Cherry Garcia Ice Cream, you’ll love this! My friend Bridget says, “This is the real deal!” and she loves Ben & Jerry’s ice cream!
cherry garcia ice cream
from www.annies-eats.net, who got the recipe from Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Dessert Book
1/4 to 1/2 cup shaved bittersweet chocolate
1/2-1 cup fresh cherries, pitted and quartered (if you don’t quarter them, they freeze into huge chunks!)
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Place the shaved chocolate and the cherries in separate bowls. Cover and refrigerate to chill.
In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs 1-2 minutes until light and fluffy. Continue whisking and add the sugar, a little at a time. Keep whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more. Add in the cream, milk, and vanilla and whisk to blend.
Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. After the ice cream stiffens, transfer the mixture to an airtight storage container and fold in shaved chocolate and cherries until well incorporated. Store in the freezer until ready to eat.