Wednesday, June 07, 2006

My favorite holiday today

Today was National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. But you can still celebrate -- this is one holiday that's always in style.

Chocolate Ice Cream

Yields: About One Quart

Ingredients:

2 cups whole milk
5 large egg yolks
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup heavy cream
10 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
Bring milk to a simmer. Meanwhile, combine egg yolks and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat at medium-high speed until very thick and pale yellow, 3 to 5 minutes.

Add half the milk to egg-yolk mixture and whisk until blended. Stir into remaining milk and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat a spoon.

Remove from heat and immediately stir in cream. Pass mixture through a strainer into a medium mixing bowl set in an ice bath. Whisk in melted chocolate and let chill, then freeze in an ice-cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Store in a plastic container in the freezer.

5 comments:

Tjilpi said...

Sorry to be so intrusive; but how much do you weigh in kilograms, and what is your height? I need to calculate your Body Mass Index.

DivaJood said...

Oh, my god, that's bad even for an Aussie! Let me just say I'm a short, sassy red-head.

Congogirl said...

Hi I came over here from ae's place of course. I can't believe I missed National Chocolate Ice Cream Day - what a tragedy!

DivaJood said...

Why Congagirl, you can enjoy ice cream all month -- it's National Ice Cream Month, in June. Imagine the possibilities: blueberry, strawberry, peach, green tea, coffee -- endless.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed a lot!
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