Monday, May 24, 2010

Chocolate Ice Cream!!

So, last year I did a homemade ice cream demo and attempted to make chocolate ice cream in front of more than just a few lady friends of mine... it was disastrous. I thought, "How hard can it be?" Well, with the right recipe it isn't too bad, but you can't just mix in some chocolate into a traditional vanilla base, like I thought (stupidly).

So for you today is Ben & Jerry's light (as in not too rich, but NOT low fat) chocolate ice cream recipe. This is a good one to eat by itself or to mix in whatever your little heart desires {Oreos, marshmallows, brownies, fudge swirls, coconut, walnuts, caramel...) It is perfectly creamy and chocolaty. Enjoy.

1 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1/4 c. cocoa
1 c. whole milk
2 eggs
3/4 c. sugar
2 c. cream
1 t. vanilla

Melt chocolate in double boiler or in a glass bowl in 20 second intervals. Whisk in 2 T. cocoa and 2 T. milk until smooth. Slowly incorporate the rest of the cocoa along with equal amounts of milk until the mixture is fairly smooth. There may be a few small lumps, that's OK. Pour in whatever milk you haven't already added and whisk until smooth. Cool in refrigerator for 3-4 hours until completely cooled.
When mixture is cold, whisk eggs and sugar together in a medium bowl. Whisk in cream and vanilla. Whisk in chocolate mixture.
Pour in ice cream maker and freeze according to your ice cream maker's directions.
If adding any mix-ins, do it once the ice cream is mostly done in your ice cream maker, mix them in and then transfer to plastic containers and then to your freezer.
(Makes 1 qt.)

1 comment:

valerie said...

Hey Melissa, I came to your blog in search of one of your ice cream recipes that you made last year at your house. This new one looks like a must try too. I bought the same ice cream make you used and I am having so much fun trying out new ice cream flavors.

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