Elsa and Celeste – 4th of July

With the the 4th of July celebration this week, my girls (wife included) and I created one of our favorite summertime recipes…. Chocolate Ice Cream!

We have an antique hand churn Dolly Madison ice cream maker from the 60’s or 70’s. It was handed down to us from my wife’s parents. It is a great heirloom for the girls since their mother and aunts used this ice cream maker when they were Celeste and Elsa’s age.

For the ice cream base, I used David Lebovitz’s basic vanilla ice cream and then modified it.

1 cup whole milk
a pinch of salt
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream
6 large egg yolks
6 tablespoons dutch processed cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

(1) Fill a large bowl with ice and water and place a second bowl in the ice and put the 2 cups of cream into the second bowl.
(2) Stir together the egg yolks and put them into a sauce pan with the milk, salt, sugar, and cocoa. Cook this mixture on medium heat while continuously stirring with a wooden spoon. When the mixture has thickened and a thin layer sticks to the back of the spoon, remove the mixture from the heat and add vanilla extract.
(3) Pour the cooked mixture through a strainer into the chilled cream. The strainer will keep any large pieces of egg from getting through. (The egg that is captured makes a great treat while waiting for the ice cream to freeze)
(4) Now place the chocolaty cream mixture into a refrigerator over night.
(5) Once the mixture is chilled place it into your ice cream maker and use the proper instructions to operate your particular ice cream maker model.
(6) Enjoy

While I spun the ice cream in the maker, Elsa and Celeste tried to reach into the open top and grab the salted ice as it spun around. I thought one lick of the salty substance would make the girls change their mind about stealing the ice…. I was wrong, they just wanted more and more.

Once the ice cream was softly frozen, I poured it out of the ice cream maker and mixed in a cup of Ghirardelli chocolate chips (This was the first time we did this receipt with chocolate chips). Then I placed it into the freezer to harden a little more.

After spending 30 minutes churning the ice cream, it was hard for the girls to wait for it to finish freezing. Luckily they did survive and we all enjoyed eating it on the 4th of July!

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July Celebration!

 


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