Sunday, May 31, 2009

Craft # 5g: Chipotle Chocolate Ice Cream

This is the last of the May Ice Cream series. I wanted to make one more kind and I wanted it to be chocolate. Here is a little known fact about me: I am not a big chocolate ice cream, cake or brownie fan. Granted, I will eat them when they are in front of me, but I prefer vanilla. That being said, I really wanted to make chocolate variety.

I told Rich this and he again came up with a suggestion: Spicy Chocolate Ice Cream. {I kind of want to call it Hot Chocolate Ice Cream, but am not sold that should be the name}

Chocolate ice cream meant I needed to purchase my very first container of unsweetened cocoa powder, as this would be a key ingredient. Also, you should know I took zero photos during the cooking process and frankly I haven't had a scoop, just an ice cream sandwich.

Chipotle Ice Cream, 'Hot Chocolate Ice Cream'
(Source: Many. I didn't keep track and took bits and pieces to assemble my own version)

1 ¾ c milk
1 ¾ c half and half
1 c. sugar
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. cocoa
2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
4 egg yolks
1 t. cinnamon
1 pinch cloves
1/8 t. nutmeg
1/8 t. ground ancho chili powder
1/4 t. ground chipotle powder
1 t. vanilla extract

Combine milk, half and half, sugar, salt, cocoa and semi-sweet chocolate in sauce pan over heat.

In separate mixing bowl, beat eggs and spices (excluding vanilla).

Temper eggs with cocoa mixture. Pour mixture into reserved saucepan and cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until mixture coats back of spoon and registers 175°F on thermometer (do not let boil). Immediately remove from heat and pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl and refrigerate, several hours or overnight.

Prepare ice cream according to ice cream maker instructions.

{ugly picture; delicious hot chocolate ice cream sandwich on gingersnap cookies}
*Have you noticed a theme with the last three ice creams? I wanted ice cream sandwiches, baby!! So I made two batches of cookies this weekend to pair with the ice creams. They are tasty!!!


Anonymous said...

What no samples...don't make me find you in Plymouth!!!!!!!!

Nicole said...

I think I can manage to bring you samples. :) The Hot Chocolate ice cream didn't firm up until late last night, otherwise I would have brought you some already.

I'll assemble a few tasters and put them in the freezer for you guys.