The weather is so nice at the moment and so I decided to make some chocolate ice cream to celebrate. I adapted the recipe from my white chocolate ice cream blog and it tasted so yummy! It was a bit of an effort to make it in the scorching heat but it was so worth it. The recipe does not need an ice cream maker and is quite straightforward. Also, you don’t need to worry about it going off quickly because it just lives in the freezer…..unless you gobble it all up!
1 egg yolk
4 tbsp caster sugar
150g dark chocolate (around at least 50% cocoa solids)
150ml double cream
Sundae decoration suggestions
Chocolate sauce (melt about 20g of chocolate with a squidge of golden syrup and a little double cream in the microwave for around 30-60 seconds)
Whipped squirty cream
Mini fudge pieces
Chocolate popping candy
- Put the egg, egg yolk and sugar in a glass bowl and whisk until pale and mousse like.
- Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave with about 3-4 tbsp. of the milk. Do this on short 20-30 second blasts.
- Heat the milk in the microwave until almost boiling (about 1 minute and a half) and then whisk into the egg mix until light and fluffy. Heat this in the glass bowl over a pan of simmering water. Keep whisking until the mixture has thickened. Be patient with this! This is the most boring bit as you have to keep persisting.
- Once thickened, stir in the melted chocolate and leave to cool on the side with some damp parchment paper over the top of the mixture (press down so it touches it). This prevents a skin from forming on the custard. You can also use cling film for this.
- Once cool, whip up the cream into soft peaks and fold this into the custard mix. Transfer to a tub and freeze for about 1 and a half hours.
- Give the mixture a good mix so it is smooth and refreeze until firm and ready to use.
- When the ice cream is ready, have fun layering your ice cream sundae. I put mine in a tall cocktail glass.
This recipe is so delicious. What I would say is that it is nice to share with someone as it is quite filling! Definitely a lovely treat though!