Sunday, July 24, 2016

Chocolate Ice Cream

Cookbook Countdown is a monthly cooking/baking event, which I'm co-hosting with Emily's Cooking (Makan2) Foray.  Everyone is welcome to join us. How does it work? To summarize, you may select a cookbook from your own cookbook collection, to cook or bake from each month. That selected book shall be your cookbook of the month. You may cook any recipes and as many recipes as you want from your selected book of the month. This is a fabulous way of using your cookbooks at least once! For more information on how to join Cookbook Countdown, please click here. 

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For this month's Cookbook Countdown #7, my selected cookbook is The Perfect Scoop, by David Lebovitz.  This week's treat is Chocolate Ice Cream. Nobody would turn down a scoop or two of chocolate ice cream, especially the kids!

Full of chocolate flavour! You would definitely want more than a scoop!

Chocolate Ice Cream
(adapted from "The Perfect Scoop", by David Lebovitz)
makes about 1 quart (1 liter)
2 cups (500ml) heavy cvream
3 tablespoons (21gm) unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
5 ounces (140gm) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup (250ml) whole milk
3/4 cup (150gm) sugar (I use 1/3 cup)
pinch of salt
5 large egg yolks (I use 4)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Warm 1 cup (250ml) of the cream with the cocoa powder in a medium saucepan, whisking to thoroughly blend the cocoa. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer at a very low boil for 30 seconds, whisking constantly. Remove from the heat and add the chopped chocolate, stirring until smooth. Then stir in the remaining 1 cup (250ml) cream. Pour the mixture into a large bowl, scraping the saucepan as thoroughly as possible, and set a mesh strainer on top of the bowl.
Warm the milk, sugar, and salt in the same saucepan. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks. Slowly pour the warm milk into the egg yolks, whisking constantly, then scrape the warmed egg yolks back into the saucepan.
Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat with a heatproof spatula, scraping the bottom as you stir, until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula. Pour the custard through the strainer and stir it into the chocolate mixture until smooth, then stir in the vanilla. Stir until cool over an ice bath.
Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. (If the cold mixture is too thick to pour into your machine, whisk it vigorously to thin it out).

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  1. This looks really creamy and rich!

  2. Love make Ice cream at home!!
    This look sooo delicious!!

  3. Joyce, I want 4 scoops. hah..hah..hah...

  4. Joyce , I wouldn't mind 2 scoops ! Make the raspberry ice cream next , I want the recipe :D