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!