Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Chocolate Ice Cream

I've been dying to make ice cream ever since my mom gave me her ice cream maker. Homemade ice cream seemed like a great dessert for my dinner party the other week so I quickly whipped up a batch of ice cream. The only problem was that the ice cream maker wasn't in as much of a hurry as I was. I think the custard I made was too thick because the ice cream maker kept getting overheated and shutting off. So a 20-minute recipe ended up taking at least an hour.

The Chocolate Ice Cream recipe I used was from epicurious but I made several changes. Instead of using mexican chocolate I had to use dark chocolate chips (it was all I had). The recipe also didn't call for any sugar and my mom and I thought that sounded pretty disgusting (it didn't taste good either) so I added about a 1/2 cup sugar.

When I initially poured the custard into the machine I was worried I had made it too thick but the ice cream tasted incredible when done. This is more of a chocolate custard ice cream recipe and is extremely rich but perfect for guests. I also made some strawberry sauce to go with it and cut some of the richness.

Chocolate Ice Cream with Strawberry Sauce

2 comments:

MM said...

Wow, you're so lucky! An ice cream maker ... I've been coveting one but have not bought one as I think I might only use it once in a blue moon. Yums though.

Rorie said...

I love my ice cream maker! Last spring & summer we made so much ice cream I thought we would have to buy a new one. Chocolate, strawberry, peach, blackberry, lavender-honey, oh I could go on and on ......