A few weeks ago I was browsing around the Salvation Army thrift store. There on the shelf was an ice cream maker. It was in its original box and I had no idea if it worked, but I figured “what the heck”. After all, it was only $3.00, so even if it didn’t work it wasn’t a major loss and I donated to a good cause. :)
But it DID work. AND I found out that this same ice cream maker sells brand new for $70.00! Wowie, great find! :) I’ll be posting more about my great thrift store finds in a future post, just like I did in this one here.
So I thought about the fun blogging event, Cooking With Alicia & Annie, and decided to search out an ice cream recipe. I found this rich recipe for Chocolate Ice Cream on Annie’s and it is definitely decadent! One scoop is enough of this rich treat, definitely fun to make too. Now I am on the lookout for more yummy ice cream recipes ;)
Chocolate Ice Cream
1 cup heavy or whipping cream
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
4 oz unsweetened chocolate
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
This chocolate ice cream is about as rich as they come. The pinch of salt helps to bring out the chocolate flavor. Melt the unsweetened chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, not boiling water. Gradually whisk in the milk and heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from the heat and let cool. Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more. Add the cream, vanilla and salt and whisk to blend. Pour the chocolate mixture into the cream mixture and blend.
Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 1-3 hours, depending on your refrigerator. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer’s instructions. Makes 1 generous quart.
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