Project 52 Ice Cream Mondays : #2 Cherry Garcia

Booo it’s Monday but that means it’s Ice Cream Day !!

So, no.2 Ice cream is Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. B&J is like such a fun, colourful, happy ice cream thing. I was at Ben & Jerry’s in Vivocity Singapore last year and you can see they’re all bright and happy. Isn’t it just the place to be to cure any weekday blues ? hehehe.

I bought their Ice cream book a long long time ago, even way before I had an actual ice cream machine. I don’t know. I just can’t resist happy books like that. It’s small but it’s packed with lotsa ice cream information and bonus baking recipes !! yummy

Ben & Jerry’s Original Cherry Garcia Recipe
(Makes about 1L)
1/4 cup shaved plain chocolate (B&J prefer Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Candy bar. I didn’t have any hersheys so I used Callebaut’s dark chocolate calets, then chopped finely since they were, calets )
1/4 cup fresh Bing cherries, halved and pitted (I used canned cherries, but sure to drain the syrup)
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy or whipping cream

1 cup milk


  1. Place the chocolate shavings 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. Whish 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 following the manufacturer’s instructions.
  4. After the ice cream stiffen (about 2 minutes before it is done), add the chocolate and the cherries, then continue freezing until the ice cream is ready.

* I used more chocolate shavings and cherries actually for the ice cream.

* The ice cream was lovely with all the chocolate crunchy bits and stuffs, but it melted reallllllyyyyyy quick. The first photo I took was fine and dandy, then during the 3rd click, I could already see little meltings of it already.


Yum… be sure to check back next Monday for another installation of Ice Cream!


10 Comments on Project 52 Ice Cream Mondays : #2 Cherry Garcia

  1. CUMI & CIKI says:

    great shot. can i have some? LOL

  2. I wish… I wish that I'll get an ice cream maker.
    Where did you get urs?

  3. Quinn says:

    If you notice when I post the Cherry Garcia Ice Cream, it was in January and summer months in Australia ranges from December to February. I made it the night before. I thaw it for 30mins the following day. I set my camera and tripod up. I scoop into a bowl that I freeze overnight, shoot and snap snap and eat! All in less than 5 minutes! And I did this at 9am in the morning when it is not that hot yet. I have to agree though in Malaysia, it's pretty hard. Can't wait for the next ice cream installation! I'll lug back some fresh cherries for you if I am coming back to Malaysia end of this year, pinky promise!

  4. Swee San says:

    @Ciki :em… finish already!!

    @wendy: I got mine from Homedec, it's a Cuisinart. But I think you can get in Harvey Norman / Robinsons those places..

    @Quinn: Mybe because it wasn't that hot yet when you did yours, I did mine during the afternoon. Freezing the bowl overnight may be a good idea.. Cherries yay !! I love cherries but just can never find nice ones here (they would be more around the price of raspberries / blackberries if there are cherries here)

  5. Anncoo says:

    Nice click. I usually chill the the cream first for few hours and churn the cream in the ice cream maker later in the evening.

  6. I think your ice cream looks fantastic. Cherry Garcia is my second favourite flavour from b&j;.

  7. You are really putting your Cuisinart to good use. I am still unable to find space for it in my kitchen 🙁

  8. Looks fantastic! Too bad I just went on a diet!

  9. Swee San says:

    @Anncoo : Yup me too, and to even speed it up, I freeze the small bowl for a while too

    @A cupcake or two: Thanks 🙂 so what's your first ?

    @Shirley : Haha yeah, otherwise my mum will kill me because the condition was if she buys the machine, I have to make it at least once a week or twice. : Oh which reminds me, I need to too… 🙁

  10. Home made ice cream is still the best! I would love to have my own ice cream maker!

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