Get Out Your Ice Cream Maker: Shaved Bittersweet Chocolate Ice Cream

4 years ago

Even with my little flock of six chickens, I can get four or five eggs a day. That's nearly three dozen eggs a week. Sure, I can make eggs for breakfast, eggs for lunch, eggs for dinner. But what better use for eggs than ice cream? Homemade ice cream!


Image: Courtesy of Eggs and Chickens

 

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 6 ounces shaved bittersweet chocolate
Instructions
  1. Combine milk and heavy cream in a large saucepan. Heat over medium heat, but do not boil. Add vanilla.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs with sugar until sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Mix in a small amount of the heated milk and cream mixture into the egg yolk mixture. Gradually incorporate the heated milk/cream mixture, continuing to stir.
  4. Return the ice cream mixture to the saucepan. Heat, constantly stirring, until the custard thickens. Do not let it boil.
  5. Place mixture in the refrigerator until it is completely cool.
  6. Process according to ice cream maker instructions. Just before the end of freezing, add the shaved bittersweet chocolate to incorporate.
Robin Ripley
BumblebeeBlog.com
EggsandChickens.com

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