In the spirit of Valentine's Day I give you a dessert that will make your sweetie swoon. This is simple enough to throw together the night before V-Day and I promise you will enjoy it.
Dark (est) Cocoa Ice Cream
2 Cups cream
1 1/2 Cup buttermilk
1 Cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 egg yolks
2 Cups dark cocoa (I used nibs and chopped them roughly)*
Bring the cream and buttermilk to a low boil. In a small mixing bowl, crack yolks. Once the milks are boiling, pour 1/2 of the milk mixture into the egg yolks and whisk. Set aside. Turn off heat and add the sugar and vanilla to the milks in the pan. Whisk in egg mixture and then cocoa. Cool for 15 minutes, counter top, and then completely in the refrigerator. Freeze according to your ice cream maker directions.
*I used "Sunfood Nutrition Organic Cocoa Nibs (raw chocolate) for this recipe. Using a high quality cocoa will give you the ultimate results!