Wednesday

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream



for christmas i got an ice cream machine and i've been dying to try it out and i finally got the chance today. i started out by using one of the recipes that came with the machine. i had really great results. the ice cream was delicious! i'm looking forward to trying some other flavors. here's the recipe...

...recipe from cuisinart instruction/recipe booklet
5 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups whole milk
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
chopped chocolate or chocolate chips

1. Combine cream, milk, and chocolate in a medium saucepan over medium heat and cook until mixture almost boils and chocolate is melted, about 5-8 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
2. Meanwhile beat yolks, sugar, and vanilla in a small bowl until light yellow and smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Add 4 tablespoons of the warm cream/chocolate mixture and stir until combined. Gradually add the yolk mixture to the warm cream/chocolate mixture, stirring continuously to prevent the eggs from curdling. Cook over low heat until slightly thickened and mixture coats the back of a spoon, about 3-4 minutes.
3. Cool completely. Either place the mixture in a covered container in the refrigerator overnight or chill over an ice bath for 30 minutes if you wish to make the ice cream right away.
4. Stir gently and pour into the freezer bowl. Turn the machine on and let mix until mixture thickens, about 25-30 minutes. Add the chocolate chips during the last 5 minutes of mixing. Transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place in the freezer until firm, about 2 hours.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Rebs said...

Ok, do I get to sample some next week?! :)

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Hi, Somer. Welcome back home! We got your Christmas card the other day and we loved all the pictures. Lauren said she saw you at C&B and how cute the girls were. Glad to see you blogging again-I missed the recipes. By the way, I have this same ice cream maker and use it all the time. Try the Williams-Sonoma Ice Cream Cookbook...it's great!!

7:56 PM  
Blogger Somer said...

Hi Sarah,
I've already ordered the Williams-Sonoma ice cream cookbook. It should arrive sometime this week. I'm glad to hear that it is a good one!

1:22 AM  

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