This dark chocolate homemade ice cream is going to knock your socks off. It does not matter at all if you eat it in the heat of summer or the bitter cold of winter. It is a delicious and rich chocolate dessert that your taste buds will thank you for.
I know, I know…I said I was laying off the sweets! I am, really.
But yesterday, my husband and I were cleaning out the pantry. My pantry is the size of a large bathroom. Shelves lining all of the walls so I can neatly organize all of my food stores as well as small appliances, wrapping paper, cookbooks, etc. Most of the time it is neat and organized with an area for everything. BUT, for the last month it has looked so bad in there that I have kept the door closed. I mean really bad!
So, The Husband asks me what this small white appliance is that is gathering dust on the highest shelf. I looked him like he had lost his mind. I knew that he knew what that was. I wasn’t appreciating his sarcasm at that moment, so I just ignored him. I was aware of what he was getting at.
The appliance in question was my super sweet Cuisinart homemade ice cream maker with the extra bowl that I had to have a few years ago, but have only used a handful of times. I justified this purchase from Williams-Sonoma by saying that I was going to make all kinds of healthy frozen treats with it. And I did. The first 2 months I used the heck out of that thing. Then I put it on the shelf, the months got cooler, one thing led to another and I forgot I even had it!
I think we can all say we have something similar lurking on a dark, dusty shelf in a closet somewhere.
So I took his bait and to show him I made the darkest, creamiest custard base for rich dark chocolate homemade ice cream.
That very day. I let it cool in the refrigerator and today I popped that dark goodness into the bowl of the maker and now it’s hanging out in the freezer. And it’s good, might I add. Really good.
Looks like I showed him. 😉
If you have an actual ice cream maker, then you are familiar. I used to have a ball you put the cream in then it went into a larger ball and your kids could roll and shake it. Well, that broke after about 10 uses and it didn’t hold much.
So do what works for you! And maybe use something you haven’t looked at in a few years. Now, where is that panini press?