Cherry Garcia Ice Cream + Giveaway

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Homemade Cherry Garcia Ice Cream. Enjoy this Ben and Jerry's favorite anytime in your new Ice Cream Maker! from

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream!

Today I am celebrating all things Ice Cream with my favorite Ice Cream flavor.

Yes, I enjoy chocolate, strawberry, coffee, peppermint, vanilla and everything in between, but there is just something about the cherries and dark chocolate that just sing to me.

Homemade Cherry Garcia Ice Cream. Enjoy this Ben and Jerry's favorite anytime in your new Ice Cream Maker! from

Along for the celebration are a bunch of my blogging girl friends and fellow Ice Cream lovers!

We’ve teamed up for a $1oo Amazon Gift Certificate so that you can get yourself the Ice Cream Maker of your dreams!

Want the KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment?

Prefer the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker?

Or, are you interested in the all fruit sherbet Yonanas Deluxe Ice Cream Treat Maker?

Don’t forget the accessories! You’ll need fun new Ice Cream Bowls and an Ice-Cream Scoop.

Need a new ice cream recipe book? Or you can try this ice cream book. Of course, my favorite is the Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book!

And don’t forget an entire summer’s worth of Sprinkles!
Win One Hundred Dollars to keep yourself and your family in Ice Cream Heaven all summer long! from

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Good Luck on the Giveaway! I hope that you get some Summer Ice Cream Treats!

Homemade Cherry Garcia Ice Cream. Enjoy this Ben and Jerry's favorite anytime in your new Ice Cream Maker! from

Cherry Garcia Ice Cream


Prep time: 

Serves: 1 quart of ice cream

Homemade Ice Cream is the best! Add fresh fruit and quality chocolate for a decadent treat that is sure to be appreciated!
  1. Place your cherries and chocolate chunks into the freezer.
  2. In your mixer, whip eggs until light yellow, the slowly add in sugar. Add cream, milk and vanilla then transfer to your ice cream maker.
  3. Follow the directions on your ice cream maker.
  4. Add the cherries and chocolate in the last 3 minutes of the churning process. Transfer to a freezer safe container and freezer overnight.
I use a KitchenAid Stand and KitchenAid Ice Cream Attachment.

Place the Ice Cream into a plastic or glass container to freeze overnight. I don't have any metal ice cream containers. To prevent it from getting icy, place plastic wrap on the ice cream to seal it and keep air from it.

Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream that tastes like a Wendy's Frosty. from dietersdownfall.comChocolate Brownie Ice Cream recipe HERE

Homemade Strawberry and Banana Ice Cream, simple and delicious - from

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream recipe can be found HERE

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  1. Tia Jackson says:

    Wow those look great

  2. Oh, wow! That ice cream looks divine, Karyn! I grew up in Vermont about 20 minutes from the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream plant … and one summer my brother worked there. He got to bring home 3 … yes, 3 … pints of ice cream EVERY day. We loved Cherry Garcia the absolute best. Sooooo yummy! I’m loving seeing what we all made for our ice cream-themed give-away.
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      I would LOVE to visit the original B&J shop! All you can eat ice cream sounds way too tempting.

  3. This looks fantastic!,,,,,

  4. Mary Prevost says:

    This is our absolute FAVORITE Ben & Jerry’s ice cream which regulated it to a treat now and then (we always must buy 2 pints – one for each of us – which we spread out to 2-3 servings each). NOW I can make it – well, once I get an ice cream maker that is (#1 thing on my “get list” if I win) !!!

  5. Emily Wells says:

    I’d buy a few more sets of Fiesta Ware. They come with bowls that would be beautiful if they were full of ice cream!

  6. Michelle Bowers says:

    I would buy all the things I need to make this! (ice cream maker and all the little extras!)

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      I love all things “ice cream”! I also like to find fun ice cream things on zulily :). Good Luck!

  7. Looks yummy! Since I already have a really nice ice cream maker, I would probably buy some cute bowls, a nice scoop, and some good quality chocolate to make some delicious ice cream with.

  8. I really, really want an ice cream maker so would LOVE to win this & get one right away!

  9. I would get the Ice Cream Maker Attachment and loads of sprinkles!

  10. These looks FABULOUS!!!! Thanks you for linking up to Simple Supper Tuesday.

  11. Thanks for sharing this great Ice Cream recipe, it looks awesome!
    Miz Helen

  12. Eligonma says:

    I’ll use the $100 to get a new food processor. Thanks for the chance!

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Nothing wrong with that. I love my Food Processor {almost} as much as I love my ice cream maker.

  13. bethelderton says:

    OMG! Cherry Garcia at home??? *swoon*
    I’d love to own an ice cream maker! I’ve got my eye on a fabulous looking Cuisinart.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Good luck on the giveaway. I know that Zulily had some good Cuisinart deals a few weeks ago. Check it out and see if they have it again.

  14. This looks fabulous! I’ll have to try this over the summer

  15. We have been wanting to buy an ice cream maker so maybe this will be our chance. Thank you for the giveaway and post.

  16. Sandy Headtke says:

    I would get a Kitchen Aid attachment. I have been eyeing the pasta one.

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      I have the pasta attachment, but can’t use it anymore because my motor can’t handle the load I need a new mixer…

  17. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

  18. Audrey B. says:

    I’d go for the Cuisinart you linked to – it does everything!

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      I’ve also seen the Cuisinart on Zulily for a special sale. If you’re not a member, I can send you an invite. I LOVE shopping there! Good Luck!

  19. Melinda says:

    I personally LOVE strawberry but I would definitely choose this is my close second. I love dark chocolate and anything with it the ice cream is a sure plus 😉

  20. Cherry Garcia, mmmmmm.

  21. AnnaZed says:

    Oh gosh! my Amazon wish list is soooo long, it’s full of kitchen accouterments like a microplane and real vanilla beans to make ice cream!

  22. Hi Karen,
    Your Ice Cream looks awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  23. Yikes, probably clothes or books.

  24. Yum! Cherry Garcia is one of my faves, too…along with Phish Food…but, then, I’ve not met an ice cream I don’t love! Well, except spumoni. Not a fan.

  25. I would love an ice cream maker. Which one is the best? The Cuisinart or the kitchenaid attachment

  26. That looks amazing!

  27. Genius Idea! I am putting together a round-up of great frozen treats, and I’d love to include this. If it’s cool with you, I’ll just grab one of your pictures and give you a link back–I would never take part of your recipe/tutorial. If this isn’t okay with you, just let me know. you can email me at nancy(dot)verly(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks!

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Thanks Nancy. It’s great to share with your fans. I’m so glad you liked it. Thanks so much for letting me know.

  28. Gosh, this looks good! Pinned and sharing on fb and twitter from Saturday Dishes.

  29. Bryan lane says:

    I made this and it tasted like frozen milk and nothing like ben and Jerry’s.

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Hmmm… Not sure why? I agree that it isn’t 100% as sweet as the store bought container, but it should have had more flavor than “frozen milk”.

  30. Genny Hutsell says:

    Hi Karyn – besides pitting the cherries, was any additional prep work done (slicing, etc) before they were introduced to the ice cream?

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      I believe I sliced some in half and left some whole. It’s been a while. If you don’t want to deal with that, you could try the frozen cherries, again slicing some in half and leaving some whole.

  31. Looks so good! I love Cheery icecream!
    Come by and share on my linkup today!

  32. This recipe worked great. Thank-you for sharing. Everyone loved it.

  33. Brianna says:

    Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for the awesome recipe. I pinned it since I had some fresh cherries leftover and frozen them after cutting them. For the ice cream i shaved the chocolate on my grater and I chopped the cherries a little. It is really delicious and cherry garcia isn’t even my favorite flavor. The shaved chocolate takes home made ice cream to a whole new level. Even the base ( vanilla ice cream) before adding everything in was really tasty though. I cut the sugar to 1/2 cup too since I don’t like things too sweet ( probably since I eat the whole container in just a few sittings lol.)


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