Homemade Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
What’s better than Ben & Jerries Ice Cream? HOMEmade B&J ice cream with fresh and organic ingredients. Recently, I wanted to try my hand at making ice cream for the first time in my ice cream machine. Before this I’ve only made sorbet over and over and over. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE sorbet but I was curious how easy (or hard) it was to make ice cream.
I searched and searched for recipes but most of them didn’t really appeal to me. Until I found a recipe for a copy cat cherry garcia. I’m in love. Love. LOVE! So, I choose this one as my virgin recipe. First time!
Warning: this recipe has raw eggs in it, personally I’ve never had a problem with using raw eggs in recipes my entire life so I don’t mind and I make a LOT of homemade eggnog at Christmas time. If you do though, you’ll have to make a custard from the egg mixture first.
So, a quick visit to the grocery store and I snagged up the ingredients, organic when possible (this time eggs, chocolate, etc.)
Making this ice cream was pretty easy, I was surprised!
First, use a vegetable peeler to shave the chocolate into flakes. You’ll need 1/4 cup this was about half of the large bar.
Next, chop the cherries.
Place both the chocolate and cherries in separate bowls in the refrigerator until the rest is ready.
Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes.
They will look like this.
Then whisk in the sugar a little at a time, then continue whisking 1 minute more.
Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to blend. Add chilled chocolate and cherries and stir to combine.
Transfer the mix to a prepared and frozen (lol yes I didnt freeze mine the first time I made sorbet hah!) and freeze following the machine’s instructions. Mine took about 30 minutes until it was ready.
Once it’s done, move it to the freezer for a few hours so it hardens up more.
I couldn’t resist and had to have a bowl of it before freezing. hah!
I can’t believe how damn good this came out.