Friday, June 28, 2013

Rich Chocolate Icecream

Today, I made up a batch of chocolate ice-cream.  It's my first try, but it came out nicely, so I wanted to share.  I completely changed the original recipe I used as reference, so this is my own recipe.

2.5 ounces of semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
2.5 ounces of milk chocolate, finely chopped
2.5 cups heavy cream
1.5 cups milk (I only had 1%, so that's what I used, but I'd recommend whole milk ideally)
1/2 C + 1/6 C of raw sugar
2 Tablespoons of pure vanilla extract
2.5 ounces white chocolate chips, whole
1/2 C walnuts, broken into large pieces

Finely chop the semisweet and milk chocolate together in a food processor.

Combine cream, milk, and chocolate in a medium saucepan over medium heat and cook until mixture almost boils and chocolate is melted. Reduce heat to low.

Add in sugar and vanilla extract. Cook over low heat until slightly thickened and mixture coats the back of a spoon.

Allow to cool on counter for around 20 minutes. Allow to cool in fridge for 30 minutes. Then, allow to cool in freezer for 30 minutes.

Stir gently and pour into frozen ice-cream maker freezer bowl.  I use a Cuisinart ice-cream maker.  Turn the machine ON and let mix until mixture thickens, about 30 minutes.

Add white chocolate chips and walnut pieces and continue to mix for 5 additional minutes.

Transfer ice-cream to an airtight container and place in freezer until firm, about 2 hours.

Here's a photo. Happy eating! 

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