Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

The Splendid Table posted a recipe recently for Cherry Garcia Ice Cream.  Considering I am such a fan of Cherry Garcia and I happened to have cherries, I thought I’d make it.  I thought the ice cream was very good, but I’m not sure it really tasted like Cherry Garcia. I liked it enough to keep the recipe and am typing it down here so that I can have it in case they take it off of their website, which I have noticed that they are sometimes inclined to do.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 1-1/2 quarts


  • 1/4 cup Shaved plain chocolate
  • 1/4 cup Fresh bing cherries
  • 2 Eggs, large
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 cups Heavy or whipping cream
  • 1 cup Milk


  1. Place the shaved chocolate flakes (I used chopped chocolate chips, but think it might have been better to get them closer to the shaved consistency) and cherries in the same bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more. Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to blend.
  3. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze (for us, it takes about 25 minutes)
  4. After the ice cream stiffens (about 2 minutes before it\'s done), add the chocolate and the cherries, then continue freezing until the ice cream is ready.

About jenny

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend. Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing. Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband. Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!
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