Home Made Chocolate Ice Cream (Take Two)

I caved, I bought an Ice Cream maker. It was soooo worth it!! Never again do I have to worry about home made ice cream forming ice crystals during the making process. Now, all I have to do is hit a switch and tada! Beautiful, creamy, delicious and amazing homemade ice cream, right at my fingertips. It’s quite magical, actually.

For my first batch in my newly acquired ice cream maker, I borrowed my friend Alexandra to help me work out the recipe.

We first heated milk on the stove until just bubbly.

Alexandra helped me out by chopping the chocolate into melt-able chunks.

We then stuck the chocolate and sugar in the blender.

And blended them together for a bit.

Then we added the hot milk, and blended again, melting the chocolate and sugar with the milk.

We had to let the mixture cool for about 2 hours after that… Next step was to add the creamer (we used half and half).

And then I blended it again!

Into the ice cream maker it went.

Nice action shot, Justin!

My beautiful new toy. I love you Cuisinart!

Here is the ice cream starting to crystallize.

And here is the finished product. Be careful! Ice Cream expands (who’da thunk?)

It made a delicious, chocolately, thick ice cream.

Yep, probably one of the best investments I’ve ever made. Good Bye store bought Ice Cream, hello summer of awesome ice cream recipes…

Jacquie’s Awesome home made chocolate ice cream (With an ice cream maker!) – Courtesy of my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Instruction and Recipe booklet

You will need:

1 cup of whole milk (I used 1%)

1/2 cup of sugar

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, broken into 1/2 inch pieces (I used only 4 ounces and it turned out great!)

2 cups heavy cream (I used half and half)

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Heat the milk until it is just bubbling. In a blender, pulse the sugar and chocolate until the chocolate is finely chopped. Add the hot milk; process until well blended and smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl and let chocolate mixture cool completely (2 hrs in fridge). Next, stir in cream and vanilla. Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker and let run until ice cream thickens, about 20 to 25 mins. Serve immediately. Enjoy!!


6 Comments on “Home Made Chocolate Ice Cream (Take Two)”

  1. Michelle says:

    Can I please tell you I told you so :-)) You’ll never buy ice cream ever again. Now I would like to recommend David Lebovitz’s ‘The Perfect Scoop’. You’ll never regret it ever!

  2. Great job! That would be very delicious with such simple ingredients! YUM. What kind of chocolate did you use?

  3. Given that your ice cream is low fat, does it freeze well for future use? Sounds and looks delicious!

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