Saturday, December 15, 2012

Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream

Still going through my drafts folder...How could I not share a chocolate ice cream recipe?!!!. This recipe comes from The Ultimate Ice Cream Book by Bruce Weinstein. If I remember correctly this one was a bit grainy due to improperly melted cheap chocolate but otherwise tasty. The finer the chocolate, usually the smoother your final product. I'll definitely have to try this again in the summer (or whenever my annual ice-cream making kick begins.)

Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream
1/2 c sugar
2 egg yolks
1 c milk
1/4 c cocoa powder
1.5 c heavy cream
6 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 tsp vanilla

In a mixing bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar until a pale yellow color is reached (this will take a few minutes).

Bring the milk (only) to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Whisk in cocoa and simmer 3 minutes.

Slowly beat hot milk/chocolate into egg/sugar mixture. Return the entire mixture to the stove over low heat. Cook stirring constantly until custard thickens slightly.

Remove from heat and pour into a clean bowl. (Strain, if desired (i.e. if you scrambled some eggs).

Bring the cream to a simmer and melt chopped chocolate. (I did this right on the stove, although the recipe assumed the hot milk would be hot enough to melt the chocolate.)

Combine the chocolate mixtures, then stir in the vanilla.

Cover and chill completely (overnight is safest bet) before making the ice cream according to your ice cream machine's directions.

Makes 1 quart

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