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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

We love making homemade ice cream and one of the best investments we have ever made was in our Cuisinart Automatic Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker (machine). Our old ice cream maker was a total dud but this one from Cuisinart is my absolute favorite!!!

A few days ago we made up a batch of the Simple Chocolate Ice Cream and it was delicious! This recipe is courtesy of Cuisinart and can be found in their recipe booklet that comes with the machine. The recipe will make approximately 5 cups of ice cream (ten 1/2 cup servings).

Simple Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

3/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
pinch of salt
1 cup whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, sugars and salt. Add the milk and using a hand mixer on low speed or a whisk, beat to combine until the ingredients are dissolved and mixed together. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla extract. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or overnight.

Turn the Cuisinart ice cream maker on; pour the mixture into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture. If you want it firmer place it into the freezer for about 2 hours. Remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving.

* Note - We don't do that because we like "soft serve" ice cream.