Cherry Garcia

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 142.1
  • Total Fat: 6.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 48.1 mg
  • Sodium: 39.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g

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Slightly modified from the original B & J recipe Slightly modified from the original B & J recipe
Number of Servings: 12


    • 1/4 cup shaved plain chocolate (B&J prefer Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate candy bars)
    • 1/4 cup fresh Bing cherries, halved and pitted (you may use canned cherries, but see sure to drain the syrup)
    • 2 large eggs
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 2 cups half and half ( original recipe calls for heavy or whipping cream)
    • 1 cup milk (used 2% for nutrition facts)


• Place the shaved chocolate flakes and the cherries in separate bowls. Cover and refrigerate.
• Heat the milk, salt, and sugar in a saucepan. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and gradually add some of the warmed milk, stirring constantly as you pour. Pour the warmed mixture back into the saucepan.
• Cook over low heat, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom with a heat-resistant spatula until the custard thickens enough to coat the spatula. Strain the custard into the heavy cream and stir.
• Chill thoroughly, and transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer’s instructions (about 20-25 minutes). 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. Freeze at least 2 hours (I like to leave it overnight) before serving.

Serving Size: Makes 12 1/2 cup servings

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LEAHLOU622.

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