One night early last week, we rolled into our new hometown in the middle of the night, and we were ravenous. In my exhausted fog at the grocery store after an all-day drive, all I could see were the gorgeous California cherries.
I've made 3 different sweets with that bag of cherries already, and eaten countless plain, and I'm still working on finishing it. It's like the never-ending bottomless bag of magic. For the Ben & Jerry's fans out there, this recipe is virtually identical to the flavor we all know and love. Peace out!
Homemade Cherry Garcia
From Ben & Jerry's, via The Splendid Table
Makes 1 quart
1/4 cup shaved plain dark chocolate
1/4 cup fresh Bing cherries, pitted and quartered
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy or whipping cream
1 cup milk
1. Place the shaved chocolate flakes and the cherries in separate bowls. Refrigerate.
2. Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl (or use a stand mixer) until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk 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 stiffens (about 2 minutes before it is done), add the chocolate and the cherries, then continue freezing until the ice cream is ready.