DEEP CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

No freezer is complete without a quart or two of a really good chocolate ice cream. It has always been one of my favorites. While it may not go with every kind of pie--well, there must be one or two. Or maybe not. Oh well, it's chocolate. It doesn't need pie!
Recipe and photo by: chow.com/...rich-chocolate-ice-cream


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Serves:

4

Prep:

50 Min

Method:

Ice-Cream Maker

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
heavy cream
1 1/2 c
whole milk
1/2 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
4 oz
semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
4 large
egg yolks
3/4 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare an ice water bath by filling a large bowl halfway with ice and water; set aside. Set a fine-mesh strainer over a large heatproof bowl and set aside.
2
Combine cream and milk in a large saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat and whisk in cocoa powder until incorporated. Add chocolate and whisk until completely melted and smooth; set aside.
3
Whisk egg yolks in a large bowl until smooth. Gradually add sugar and whisk until mixture is pale yellow and thickened, about 3 minutes. Slowly pour about a quarter of the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly so the hot mixture doesn't scramble the eggs.
4
Pour chocolate-egg mixture back into the saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the mixture thickens slightly and coats the spoon, about 5 minutes. (When you draw your finger across the spoon, it should make a mark through the mixture, which should not run back in on itself.)
5
Remove from heat and strain through the prepared fine-mesh strainer. Stir vanilla extract into the chocolate base, then set the bowl over the ice bath to cool to room temperature, about 15 to 20 minutes.
6
Remove the chocolate base from the ice bath, cover, and place in the refrigerator until completely chilled, at least 3 hours or overnight. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. The ice cream will keep in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 week.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Ice Cream & Ices, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #rich, #decadent, #chocolaty