Ilene’s Creamery: Rich Chocolate Ice Cream

by ilene on July 24, 2012 · 2 comments

in ilene's creamery, recipes, Uncategorized

After trying my hand at plain vanilla ice cream, I decided to tackle another popular ice cream flavor staple: chocolate ice cream.  I figured it would be one of the easier recipes to make and once I get this down, I can add other mix-ins into the chocolate ice cream base like peppermint extract to make peppermint patty ice-cream or nuts and marshmallows for rocky road ice cream.   One day I want to add fresh raspberry for one of my favorite flavor combinations: chocolate raspberry ice cream! You can pretty much add anything to the base and it’ll taste good!   I used David Lebowitz‘s chocolate ice cream recipe (here it is online) and the result was one of the richest, creamiest chocolate ice creams I’ve ever had.

For the chocolate, I wanted to use good ingredients so I used Guittard’s semi-sweet chocolate chips.  Being in SF, you would think I would be partial to Ghiradelli’s chocolate, but I like Guittard the best!  I remember when I lived on the east coast, I could never find Guittard at the regular super market, I could only get Nestle or Ghiradelli.  Guittard is a little more pricey but well worth it for the quality!

Starting the custard base with cocoa powder:

Adding the semi-sweet chocolate:

After chilling the custard mixture for 8 hours and the churning in my ice-cream maker for another half hour, the result was one of the best chocolate ice creams that I have ever had!

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1 Beverly July 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Looks great! David’s recipes are my go-to when I am searching for ice cream recipe inspiration.

2 Tess September 6, 2016 at 4:06 pm

which ice cream model are you using to create these yummy recipes?

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