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Dark & Delicious Chocolate Ice Cream

By Eat More Chocolate Team      

June 7, 2015

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This is a once in a while treat, so if you want to indulge a bit than here we go!

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Directions

Place the fat free milk in a medium bowl (enough to easily hold 3 cups liquid), and place a fine mesh strainer over the bowl. In a separate small bowl, whisk two egg yolks. Set both bowls aside.

In a large saucepan, combine heavy cream, cocoa powder, and sugar. Whisk well to evenly incorporate solids, and then heat over medium-high heat until it just boils.

Remove the pan from the heat, and whisk in the chocolate in three additions, making sure that all the chocolate pieces are dissolved before continuing.

Next, use a soup ladle or large spoon to transfer a small amount of the warm chocolate mixture to the small bowl with the egg yolks; add the hot liquid all at once to the yolks, whisking the yolks constantly.

Then transfer the entire contents of the small bowl back into the saucepan and return to medium-high heat. Heat the chocolate mixture, stirring constantly, until the liquid begins to thicken slightly. Remove the pan from the heat.

Strain the chocolate mixture through the fine mesh sieve and into the medium bowl that already contains the fat free milk. (The sieve catches any egg pieces that might have 'cooked,' so if you don't have a sieve or don't care about if you have some egg in your ice cream, just skip this and add the hot chocolate liquid directly to the milk.)

Finally, stir in the vanilla until everything is smooth, and then transfer the bowl to the fridge to let it cool completely (about 3 hours). This is the point when you can add in your optional mix-ins.

Once it is cool, process according to instructions on your ice cream maker, or freeze by hand in your freezer.

Ingredients

1 cup fat free or 1% milk

2 egg yolks

2 cups heavy cream / heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons of dark cocoa (you could use regular, but dark is awesome!)

2/3 cup sugar

5-6 ounces of dark chocolate, chopped (I used Trader Joe’s Pound Plus Bar)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon salt

Optional: Mix ins of your choice. I added mini peanut butter cups and chopped up chocolate chunks, but you could add almost anything.

Optional: Pretzel cones

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