Cherry Garcia is a flavor of ice cream (and low fat frozen yogurt) sold exclusively by Ben & Jerry's. The ice cream itself is cherry flavored and, in addition, it contains pieces of Bing cherries and chunks of chocolate. Ben & Jerry's first began offering this particular flavor in 1987 as a tribute to Jerry Garcia, lead guitarist and vocalist for the Grateful Dead. The name was originally suggested by Jane Williamson.
For a month following the musician's death in 1995, the ice cream was made with black cherries instead of Bings as a show of mourning.