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Chocolate Ice Cream

OK everyone, summer is almost over, and today’s weather here is back to summer heat (that’s Wisconsin or you). so what’s the one thing we all enjoy on a Hot Summer Day? ICE CREAM! 🙂

A few years ago for Christmas, my dad bought me an ice cream maker. To be completely honest, I didn’t look past the fact it was an ice cream maker and thought “oh great” (include sarcastic tone) “this will be a pain to use. All that salt and ice I have to use and if I don’t do it just right it won’t turn out”. Which in typical Jennifer fashion, was a false assumption. I should have known that my parents know me better than that and bought me the “idiot” proof ice cream maker. 🙂 Yes I make up baking recipes and love cooking, but ice cream is not a venture I take lightly. Needless to say, the ice cream maker I have is amazing and if you ever consider getting one, I recommend an automatic one (as much as I enjoy nostalgia and old fashion).

OK… so here is my chocolate ice cream recipe. You will notice that I use cocoa powder. This is for 2 reasons, 1. I ALWAYS have it in stock and 2. I really don’t feel like tempering chocolate like most ice cream recipes suggest. Also, I make the ice cream mixture the night before, make the ice cream that morning, and then let it sit in the freezer until after dinner that night. This is not the requirement of my ice cream maker and none of this is required for you to do, I just find the ice cream is better when I do this, especially for chocolate to make sure everything is cool enough before making the ice cream.

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup milk

  2. 1/4 cup cocoa powder

  3. 1/2 cup (about half a can) of sweetened condensed milk

  4. 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

  5. 1/3 cup sugar (if you decide you would rather use melted chocolate cut the amount of sugar down to 1/4 cup)

Directions

  1. Whisk together the milk and sweetened condensed milk in a medium sauce pan, heat on medium-low until it is at a low simmer.

  2. add sugar and cocoa powder to the milk mixture. whisk briskly until everything is incorporated and dissolved (you could also pour the milk into a blender or use and immersion blender).

  3. remove from heat and slowly add to the heavy cream.

  4. cover with plastic wrap and let it cool in the fridge. It must be completely chilled before you can use it (which is why I usually do it overnight).

  5. take it out of the fridge, remix everything together with a fork or whisk and follow your ice cream maker directions (I just have to start the machine and add).

  6. ENJOY! 🙂


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Chocolate Ice Cream

A Simple Homemade Ice Cream Recipe for your Ice Cream maker.

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Prep Time 20 minutes

Freezing time 8 hours

Total Time 20 minutes

Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup milk

  2. 1/4 cup cocoa powder

  3. 1/2 cup about half a can of sweetened condensed milk

  4. 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

  5. 1/3 cup sugar if you decide you would rather use melted chocolate cut the amount of sugar down to 1/4 cup

Instructions

Whisk together the milk and sweetened condensed milk in a medium sauce pan, heat on medium-low until it is at a low simmer.

add sugar and cocoa powder to the milk mixture. whisk briskly until everything is incorporated and dissolved (you could also pour the milk into a blender or use and immersion blender).

remove from heat and slowly add to the heavy cream.

cover with plastic wrap and let it cool in the fridge. It must be completely chilled before you can use it (which is why I usually do it overnight).

take it out of the fridge, remix everything together with a fork or whisk and follow your ice cream maker directions (I just have to start the machine and add).

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