Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I Love "Cherry Garcia" Ice Cream

I can most certainly remember the first time I tasted "Cherry Garcia" Ice Cream by Ben and Jerry's. I loved it the moment I tasted it. I was in Chicago, at the Navy Pier, walking through the shops on a very hot day enjoying a scoop of the wonderful, cooling treat. So when cherry harvest began in my little town....that was the first thing that came to mind, "Cherry Garcia" Ice Cream. It took making it 3 times to get the recipe just right. A little cood coloring makes it pretty, but the real deal is almost white..you decide. 2 c. heavy cream
1 c. milk
1 c. c. white sugar
1 T. vanilla
1 T. cherry extract
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped
2 c. fresh cherries, pits removed and cut into half
5 drops red food coloring (optional)
Combine cream, milk and sugar. Mix until sugar is dissolved. Stir in vanilla, cherry extract and cherries.
Chill for one hour before freezing in ice cream freezer. Pour into ice cream freezer and churn according to freezer directions.

*I have a counter top ice cream freezer that I love and it works great with this recipe.

Just another yummy use for the farm version of "Cherry Garcia." Chocolate Chip Cherry Garcia Ice Cream Sandwich. Wow! Indulge and Enjoy!

8 comments:

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That looks great and I love the little ice cream sandwich you made with it to! Yummy! What a great summer treat!

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Julia Ann said...

That looks wonderful. Our cherries are just starting to ripen so I will definitely have to try it.

Susie Homemaker said...

ooh that looks good - and I don't really even LIKE cherries! tonight I made Mint Chocolate CHip, with chocolate mint that we DARED to grow in our creek when we banished it from the herb garden - and well - I guess I'm glad it's still growing! I will post a recipe tomorrw...keep up the great foodie posts! I may have to try ths cherry variety!

FoodieTots said...

Yum! That's my favorite B&J flavor, I imagine the homemade version must be even better. Makes me regret not picking up the cherries at market yesterday, but there will be more coming I'm sure.

Lo said...

mmm. You had me at "cherry Garcia". Homemade icecream/custard is just so much fun.

Nancy said...

Oh. My. This looks so good! Printing it off to make ASAP!! We are cherry lovers AND ice cream lovers ~ the best of both worlds in one recipe. Thanks for posting!

Foodycat said...

The white version with beautiful red cherries through it looks delicious! Just perfect. Thank you for sharing it with us.

nancysrecipes said...

I made this yesterday ~ it is DELISH! I am linking to this page from mt blog with some pictures. I hope more people try it ~ you won't be disappointed!