Posts Tagged ‘chocolate chip ice cream’
This was just as delicious and straightforwards as it sounds. I made a standard custard based ice cream, added kahlua to it after it finished cooking, and then after it finished churning I added dark chocolate chips. What else can I say- Yum!
So often you when you see Kahlua in ice cream, it’s automatically paired with coffee. But Kahlua has a delicious flavor all its own that deserves to be highlighted. Yes, it goes very well with coffee, but can you really taste the Kahlua flavor very strongly? I never can. So I decided to make Kahlua queen for the day and give it its own flavor. The chocolate chips enhance without detracting from the overall Kahlua flavor of the ice cream. And hey- everything’s better with chocolate chips right?
I knew a Kahlua Chip flavor would be good, and my instincts definitely served me well. This was completely delicious! A great twist on chocolate chip and a must for anyone who likes Kahlua!
Kahlua Chip Ice Cream Recipe
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2/3 cup sugar
5 large egg yolks
pinch of salt
3 tablespoons Kahlua
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup dark chocolate chips, chopped from a bar of high quality chocolate
1.) Combine milk and heavy cream in a medium saucepan and set over medium heat. Heat until bubbles appear near the rim of the saucepan and steam begins to rinse, but do not let it boil.
2.) Meanwhile whisk the egg yolks together in a large bowl and gradually add the sugar. Whisk the mixture until the yolks look fluffy and turn a pale yellow color.
3.) All the while whisking the egg yolk mixture, slowly and gradually add milk mixture and when fully emulsified, pour the mixture back into the medium saucepan. Over low heat constantly mix the base with a spatula or wooden spoon until it thickens slightly and can coat the back of a wooden spoon, about 6-7 minutes.
4.) Immediately remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl. Add the pinch of salt, vanilla and Kahlua and refrigerate 4 hours to overnight. Freeze according to your ice cream machine’s instructions. When ice cream is ready, add chocolate chips. Enjoy!
Make it a sundae!
This ice cream would taste great with a mocha sauce drizzled on top, chopped toasted walnuts and whipped cream. Yum!
The lighter side– Feel to substitute whole milk or half and half for the heavy cream in this recipe. If anything it will only make the flavors more intense, which is the reason gelati is often made this way in Italy.
I know what your thinking. Or at least I think I do. Chocolate chip ice cream? How boring, why would anyone want to blog about that? Well, for me this ice cream was anything but boring. Last year, I was diagnosed with Interstitis Cystisis, a painful inflammation of the bladder. In addition to the condition being, well, a pain in the bladder, I also had to radically change my diet. Amongst other things, I was forced to cut out chocolate for an entire year. But I’m so happy and overwhelmingly grateful to report that I’ve been symptom free for over 5 months now. This ice cream marks my return to normalcy after being in the grips of disease. I am tiptoeing towards absolutely no diet restrictions, and let me tell you, those little chocolate chips never tasted so good. And just objectively speaking, when all of the elements are just right, this ice cream is no less than sublime.
In this recipe, with precious few ingredients, it is so important to use the best. This recipe is an uncooked, Philadelphia style ice cream. With this type of recipe, the quality of the cream you use really matters, so if possible purchase milk and cream that’s once pasteurized and hasn’t been homogenized. I’ve used brands such as Skytop Farms with great success, available at Whole Foods Market. The quality of the chocolate you use makes a huge difference as well. Try to buy a high quality brand with the cocoa solids and cocoa butter being between 60 and 70 percent. No matter what kind of chocolate you use though, it will be delicious and still infinitely better than commercial brands. Have you ever picked up a carton that described the ice cream as having “Chocolaty Chips”? Its that extra “ty” on the end of chocolate that scares me, I mean what kind of substance is this exactly? Pretty suspicious if you ask me.
Instead of using actual chocolate chips that come in a bag, I prefer to buy a bar of semi or bittersweet chocolate and chop it into little cubes. In a more brash flavor like rocky road, you’d definitely want large chunks of mix-ins. Chocolate chip is a classic though, a demure and timeless lady and deserves something a little more refined. I like the nubbly texture of lots of tiny little chocolate cubes nestled in the sweet cream.
As much as I love to try new flavors, sometimes a return to a classic can be just as relevatory. This has always been one of my favorite flavors and I’m so overjoyed to be able to enjoy it again. In addition to having a tremendous flavor, this was just comforting and simple and good. It reminded me of my childhood, and I was amazed at how an ice cream could feel so warming. Even if you haven’t abstained from chocolate for a whole year, I think this perennial favorite will have the same effect on you.
Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
2/3 cup sugar
1 ½ cups whole milk
2 cups heavy cream, preferably unhomogenized and once pasteurized
High quality semi or bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1.) Whisk eggs together in a large bowl for a few minutes. Then, gradually add the sugar to the eggs, all the while whisking. Add the milk and cream and whisk until well mixed. Pour into ice cream machine and churn according to manufacturer’s instructions. When ice cream is finished churning, fold in the chocolate chips.
Make it a Sundae!– I like this ice cream for its simplicity, so I ate it unadorned, but if you want to this ice cream would make a smashing sundae. I think it would be phenomenal scooped on top of a brownie and topped with hot fudge or caramel sauce and homemade whipped cream.
Lighten Up!– You can substitute light cream for the heavy cream or replace both the milk and cream with half and half.
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