Sunday, August 28, 2011

Baked Sunday Mornings - Hot Chocolate Ice Cream

This week's Baked Sunday Mornings' recipe is actually Coffee Ice cream but since I don't do coffee in any form, I decided to turn it into Hot Chocolate Ice Cream.

Now the only thing hot about this ice cream is the name. I simply substituted cocoa for the espresso powder and changed the name. I love ice cream and love to make it (as mentioned numerous times here) and couldn't pass up the chance to try a new recipe.

I have found the best ice creams generally start with a custard base like this one. Whisked egg yolks are added to warmed a mixture of warm cream, milk, and sugar and cooked until thickened. This mixture is then cooled to room temperature and then chilled thoroughly before taking a spin in the ice cream maker.

This ice cream was a pleasant surprise in both flavor and texture. I was concerned that it wouldn't have enough chocolate flavor with just cocoa powder. Not only did it have a great chocolaty flavor, it actually tasted like hot chocolate! Well, except cold. It was also smooth, creamy, and had a great mouth feel.

I was so impressed with this recipe it may be one of my go-to bases when I am experimenting with new flavors!

The recipe can be found in Baked Explorations and online, here.
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  1. that's such a cool spin on this recipe! i might just have to try it myself! - I've made two recipes so far from Jeni's book, and they turned out great, but be warned that all the recipes are cream cheese based, not custard like this one!

  2. Oh my, I'm on my way to make Chocolate Ice Cream...just like yours. Yum!

  3. Mmm....Hot chocolate ice cream is a great idea!

  4. I agree, it's my go-to for a base recipe from now on. great idea to change it to hot choc. ice cream, looks yummy!!

  5. Nicely done, Candy! I don't care for coffee, either, but my husband loves it, so I made it for him. I would love to try your chocolate version!

  6. My kids would have liked your version a whole lot better! Looks yummy~

  7. Frozen hot chocolate is one of my favorite drinks, so I imagine this would be like that in ice cream form. Yummy!

  8. What a great idea to try a chocolate version -- it has a beautiful color and looks so creamy and delicious!

  9. Oh yum, this sounds awesome! We had a delicious frozen hot chocolate treat in Vegas recently, I bet this is similar :)


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