Monday, August 1, 2011

The Best Chocolate Ice Cream EVER!

This is a recipe for the world's best homemade chocolate ice cream! You'll never go back to store bought after trying this!

The basic prize-winning vanilla ice cream recipe came from my grandmother, an I modified it to make chocolate ice cream. Here's what you'll need:

4 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 14oz cans sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 1/2 quarts (6 cups) milk
1/2 pint (1 cup) heavy whipping cream
4 1oz squares unsweetened baking chocolate

Beat eggs in a large saucepan. Add one at a time in this order, stirring very well in between: sugar, whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla. Make sure all ingredients are completely combined.

Place the saucepan on a burner over low heat. Meanwhile, melt chocolate in the microwave. Slowly stir melted chocolate into egg mixture.

Turn heat up to medium. Cook, stirring constantly, until right before mixture starts to boil, or until it starts to noticeably thicken. Remove from heat and pour into the barrel of your ice cream freezer. Slowly pour in milk, whisking briskly until well combined. Follow the directions that came with your ice cream freezer for freezing the ice cream. Our freezer is very noisy, so you might want to put it in a quiet place.

When your freezer is finished with the ice cream, it will be the consistency of soft-serve. I think this is the best way to eat it, but if you like it firmer, transfer it to a non-glass container and freeze for a few hours until firm.

Enjoy your ice cream!

1 comment:

Nikki said...

Sounds so rich and delicious! Thanks for the recipe.