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Dark Cherry and Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Author base recipe from Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and Dessert Book


  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk preferably whole
  • 1 cup dark red cherries pitted, fresh or frozen
  • 4 oz dark chocolate chopped ( I used Scharffen Berger Bittersweet Chocolate)


  1. Place the cherries and chocolate in a bowl and place in refrigerator.
  2. Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Whisk in sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about one minute more. Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to blend.
  4. Pour into prepared container. Freeze as directed.
  5. When almost completely frozen (after about 15 minutes), add the cherries and chocolate and continue mixing just until ingredients are incorporated.
  6. Serve immediately, or store in freezer, covered until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

-When it's cherry season, fresh pitted cherries are perfect for this recipe, if they are juicy, drain of any juice before adding to the ice cream. I used frozen, which I purchased in the frozen foods at Harmons Grocery. They were pitted and perfect for adding to recipes that call for fresh cherries.

-This recipe was perfect for my ice cream maker. I have the Cuisinart 1 1/2 Quart Ice Cream Maker (the image below is the updated version of what I have). I've had mine for about two years. It can handle about 4 cups of ingredients without overflowing. One of my favorite small electric kitchen gadgets. You can get one from Amazon - just go to my "Shop" page!