This is the first recipe from the cooking challenge my friend at Create Cakes and I are doing instead of joining the Daring Bakers right now. We haven't come up with a cool thing to call it yet but we have several yummy recipes to try!
Anyway, I haven't made ice cream in a long time, but this recipe was worthy. I had it last week for the first time and it was delicious. I was excited to try it out and see how it worked at my house. Plus I had extra heavy cream from my quiche last week.
The recipe is a variation from Desert Candy and her 21 day Ice Cream challenge. It is rich and sweet, very creamy and yummy.
Best Ever Chocolate Ice Cream
1 Cup Whole Milk
2 Cup Heavy Cream
3/4 Cup Sugar
3/4 Cup Cocoa
3 oz. Chocolate (I like DARK)
4 Egg yolks
Pinch of Salt
1. In a sauce pan, whisk together the Milk and Cream with the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt until smooth. Whisk together the egg yolks in a small bowl. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Drizzle a little bit of the milk mixture into the egg yolks, stirring to combine, then add the egg yolks in a slow stream back into the milk in the saucepan. Return the pan to the heat and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Do not let boil or it will curdle. Remove the mixture from the heat and immediately stir in the chopped chocolate, stirring until the chocolate is melted and combined.
2. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to chill thoroughly, at least 4 hours. Process the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions.
Yeah I didn't wait 4 hours before putting it in my little ice cream maker and letting L go to town on stirring. Oh well. It still came out wonderful. He loves to help in the kitchen and turning the crank on the ice cream mixer for 10 minutes is right up his alley. I did take a few turns stirring as well.
It is hard frozen today, but the photos aren't nearly as much fun. Flavor is still wonderful, with a sweetness at first and then a intense chocolate bite afterward. I used Lindt 70% cocoa dark chocolate bar in it. Yum!!