Cherry Garcia Recipe (Ben and Jerry’s Copycat)

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George Modified: September 17, 2021
Cherry Garcia Recipe (Ben and Jerry’s Copycat)


How To Make Cherry Garcia (Ben and Jerry's Copycat)

Satisfy your sweet tooth craving with this Ben and Jerry's-style cherry garcia ice cream, made with dark chocolate, milk, and cherries.

Prep: 30 mins
Refrigerate: 2 hrs 15 mins
Total: 2 hrs 45 mins


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup chocolate whole milk, or regular whole milk
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ cup fresh California cherries, stems removed, pitted, and coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or semi-sweet, finely chopped


  1. In a small bowl, mix the chopped cherries and chocolate together. Cover the bowl and place them in the freezer until ready to use.
  2. In a blender, puree the cream, chocolate milk, sugar, salt, and vanilla until creamy and smooth.
  3. Put the blender in the fridge until chilled. Once chilled, place in the freezer for 45 minutes.
  4. Remove from the freezer and blend for 15 to 20 seconds. Pour into the serving dish, cover, and place back in the freezer for another 45 minutes.

  5. Remove from the freezer and whisk. Add the frozen chocolate and cherry mixture and gently mix in. Place back in the freezer for another 45 minutes. Repeat the process 1 to 2 more times.

  6. Cover and leave in the freezer until completely set and ready to serve. Enjoy!


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