Thursday, February 11, 2010

Dark (est) Cocoa Ice Cream

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!

11 comments:

  1. I've never made ice cream with buttermilk but I bet it would be really good. I'd sure be swooning if my honey made this for me!

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  2. This looks divine. And I just happen to have some good chocolate on hand.

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  3. I haven't made ice cream with buttermilk. I can't wait to try it!

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  4. Yum! I've never made ice cream with buttermilk before; what a great idea!

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  5. Arrrrr chocolate ice cream, my biggest vice. Looks fantastic. Interesting to use buttermilk, add me to the list of people who never tried that before.

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  6. Such a unique recipe. I'm so interested in the buttermilk and the organic cocoa nibs. Thank you so much for this recipe, I will be trying it out!

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  7. 最美好的東西是看不到、摸不到的,但可以用心感覺。 ..................................................

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  8. That looks so rich and delicious! I'm guessing the buttermilk is a nice contrast to the sweetness of the sugar.

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    Susan

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  10. This looks so good! We just made vanilla ice cream last night; I'll put this on our list to try next!

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  11. If I could eat chocolate, I would cup and tuck the bowl like a wide receiver and never look back! ;)

    Chris melecotte.com

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