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


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 ......