It’s that time again. Time to dig out the ice cream maker and try out some new recipes. I cannot express how much I love the ease of the frozen bowl style machine. No fuss, no mess.
Pictured above is this summer’s first batch, Vanilla Nut Crunch, recipe here (where there is also a bonus kitteh)
And here are four of my favorites from the past summers:
Key Lime Pie Gelato, click here for recipes and photos.
Strawberry Ice Cream, two recipes here.
Blueberry Sorbet, recipe and photos here.
Chocolate-Hazelnut Gelato, really my very favorite of all the recipes, is here.
For the pet lovers, in case you missed it, Bixby needed to cool off in a cute video here. He now has his own kiddie pool in the yard because flooding the bathroom nightly was not an option.
What’s on your menu for the weekend? Getting ready the big holiday? Any favorite frozen treat recipes?
Tonight’s featured recipe is one of the most chocolaty ice creams ever. It takes a full cup of dark dutch cocoa and just enough sugar so it’s not too sweet. The ice cream scoop in the photo was my very first Kickstarter contribution. It works great on the hardest frozen ice cream with little effort. But in all honesty, I contributed because the presentation was so funny and the inventor was a riot. I ❤ engineers.
Dutch Chocolate Ice Cream
- 1 cup dark dutch cocoa, unsweetened
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1-1/2 cups milk
- 3-1/4 cups heavy cream
- 2 tsp good quality vanilla extract
mixing bowl, ice cream freezer
In the mixing bowl, combine cocoa, sugars and salt, until well blended, add milk and use a hand mixer on low speed to combine until sugar is dissolved (about 2 minutes). Stir in cream and vanilla by hand.
Freeze according to manufacturer’s direction for your ice cream maker (for mine, I place the frozen bowl on the machine, add the paddle and the top, turn it on and then pour the ice cream mixture in while it’s turning. 30 minutes later I have ice cream).
After it has completed its freezing cycle, you usually have a soft serve consistency, you can freeze it until hard. Makes about 1-1/2 quarts.
That’s it for this week. There won’t be an exchange next week because of the holiday. I hope you have a great week and a terrific 4th! – TaMara