Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia (Copycat)

Total Time
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 0 mins

Are Ben & Jerry two of your best friends? Then try this copycat ice cream recipe! (Prep time includes LOTS of chilling time.)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup shaved semisweet chocolate
  • 14 cup fresh bing cherry, , halved and pitted (, you may use canned cherries, but be sure to drain the syrup)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream or 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Place the shaved chocolate flakes and the cherries in separate bowls; cover and refrigerate.
  2. Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more.
  4. Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to blend; add chilled chocolate and cherries and stir to combine.
  5. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is a great recipe. It's actually from Ben & Jerry's "Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Book". Make sure to cut the cherries in not too big pieces, otherwise you get big chunks of frozen fruit in your mouth (cold!).

3 5

This was just OK for us. It didn't have as intense a bing cherry flavor as we anticipated.

5 5

I made this for my dad for Father's Day and it went over with everyone so well. It tastes like the real thing!