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5 from 13 votes

Copycat Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

You don't need an ice cream machine to make this recipe. It's an easy no-churn ice cream recipe loaded with lots of chopped fresh cherries and dark chocolate. Be sure to plan ahead because the ice cream needs time to freeze and set before you make it. I think you will love this perfect summer treat.
Prep Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cherry ice cream, copycat cherry garcia ice cream recipe, no churn cherry ice cream
Servings: 6
Calories: 500kcal


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup chocolate whole milk regular whole milk will work, too
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh California Cherries stems removed, pitted and coarsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate (or milk chocolate or semi-sweet) finely chopped


  • In a small bowl, mix the chopped cherries and chocolate together. Cover the bowl and place them in the freezer until ready to use.
  • In a blender, puree the cream, chocolate milk, sugar, salt, and vanilla until creamy and smooth.
  • Put the blender in the fridge until chilled. Once chilled, place in the freezer for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from the freezer and blend for 15-20 seconds. Pour into the serving dish, cover, and place back in the freezer for another 45 minutes.
  • 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 one to two more times, I usually just do once. Cover and leave in the freezer until completely set and ready to serve.
  • This ice cream will melt faster than your typical store-bought ice cream. Serve immediately when taken out of the freezer.


Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 1207IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 2mg