Sunday, January 6, 2008

Chocolate Ice Cream

I made Chocolate ice cream the other night. Boy, was it good! Chocolate is my favorite flavor of ice scream and my favorite brand used to be Haagen Daz. But no more. Now it is homemade ice cream.

It's so simple to make too with the Cuisinart Ice cream maker.

Recipe:

1 cup whole milk (or you can use 2% like I did)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
8 ounces (1 cup) chocolate chip (semi sweet and real)
2 cups Half -n- Half
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Heat the milk until it is just bubbling around the edges. In a food processor (or blender if you don't have a food processor), pulse the chocolate and sugar together until finely mixed. Add the hot milk at this point and process until smooth and well blended.

Pour into a mixing bowl and chill for about 5 or 10 minutes in the freezer. Add the 2 cups of Half-n-Half along with the vanilla extract. Chill for 30 minutes in freezer.

Pour into the ice cream maker and let it blend for approximately 30 minutes.

When thickened, place in a plastic covered container and freeze until firm for approximately 2 hours or so.

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