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Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Just thinking about a delicious slightly melted ice cream in a hot summer day is enough to make us crave this sugary treat. During the summer time few things can be more delicious than a mouthwatering homemade ice cream recipe. Making your own ice cream is easy and the time required to make this chocolate ice cream is less than you would think.


It's virtually impossible not to like ice cream. Nowadays there are a lot of varieties of ice cream available on the market and producers are constantly trying to come up with something new by inventing different combinations, toppings and adding a variety of ingredients in a continuous search for the ultimate taste. However, conventional varieties are often filled with a lot of artificial ingredients most of us would like to avoid due to the health risks that might pose.
That's why the best option would be to learn how to make our own ice cream with ingredients we can easily find at home without having to worry that we are going to sacrifice the magnificent flavor.

Healthier than conventional varieties this ice cream can be a decadent indulgence even while you are on a diet.
Because you will be involved in the actual process of creating this delicious sweet you will be able not only to control the whole process and to customize the recipe to match your tastes and preferences but you will also be able to delay gratification, decreasing the chances of binging on this fabulous dessert like you might be tempted to be with the conventional varieties.

This ice cream has approximately 350 calories per serving. To make this recipe lower in fat, mix cottage cheese and about three tablespoons of non fat powdered milk in a blender and puree it for about 5 minutes.

This recipe is a very quick one considering the fact that the preparation time and the actual cooking time will not take more than 20 minutes of your time. However, the you will only be able to enjoy the magnificent taste of this decadent dessert after 4 and a half hours, when the refrigeration time is over.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 ounces of chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 egg yolks slightly beaten

  • ¾ cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt


  • Directions:

    First put the beaten egg yolks in a medium bowl. Than put the milk, sugar,cocoa powder and salt in a saucepan over medium heat making sure that you stir constantly until you bring the mixture to shimmer. While it might seem weird to add salt to a sweet treat it's good to know that this combination actually makes the sugar taste more pronounced. After the process is completed, take about half a cup of this mixture and gradually stir it with the egg yolks.

    Put the mixture back into the saucepan continuing to stir until the mixture is thickened. Turn off the heat and mix the chopped chocolate until you get a smooth consistency. Refrigerate the mixture for about two hours and then add the cream and the vanilla extract freezing the mixture for another 2 hours and a half.



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