Monthly Archives: July 2013

Deliciously Creamy Chocolate Ice-Cream

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Chocolate Ice-cream

I have been trying lots of different recipes for chocolate ice-cream ever since an ice-cream company  gave us a sample when we were exhibiting at the BBC Good Food Show in 2011.  It was deliciously creamy.  I think I have now come close to matching both the flavour and texture.   Some recipes come together straight away, whereas others are years in the making!

You start off by making the chocolate sauce which then needs to be cooled.  This stage can be made the day before.

Serves 6-8 – You will need an ice-cream maker.

Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients:

100g Mortimer Dark Chocolate Powder

170g tin of carnation evaporated milk

100ml vegetable oil.

Method

  • ·         Pour the evaporated milk into a pyrex bowl .
  • ·         Add the chocolate powder and whisk.    Don’t worry it won’t mix well at this stage.
  • ·         Microwave on high for 1 minute.
  • ·         Whisk until the chocolate has melted and the sauce is smooth.
  • ·         Add the oil and continue to whisk until it is completely incorporated.
  • ·         Cover the surface of the sauce with cling film and allow to go cold.

 

For the ice-cream

Ingredients

1 quantity of chocolate sauce

2 eggs

2 tablespoons caster sugar

300ml double cream

100ml milk

Method

  • ·         In a large mixing bowl beat the eggs and sugar together until pale and fluffy.
  • ·         Beat in the cream followed by the milk.
  • ·         Finally pour in the sauce and beat well.
  • ·         Using the manufacturers instructions, pour the mixture into the ice-cream maker and churn.
  • ·         If you can resist not eating it straight away, put into a plastic container and put in the freezer.   The flavours do develop if left overnight.

·         You will need to put the ice-cream from the freezer into the fridge for 30minutes before serving, so it is easier to scoop.

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Chocolate Syrup

Summer is here and it is hot hot hot!  I have made up some chocolate syrup to keep in the fridge, so that we can make cold chocolate milk, milkshakes and lollies.  My daughter loves a glass of cold chocolate milk for breakfast when the temperature rises,  rather than her usual hot chocolate.

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Ingredients

Method

Place water and sugar in a saucepan over a medium heat.

Stir until the sugar dissolves.

Add chocolate and whisk until melted.

Leave to cool

Store covered in the fridge

To make the chocolate milk:

Pour some of the syrup into a glass, add cold milk and stir.

I would suggest about a tablespoon of the syrup per 150ml of milk.

Cooks tips

The syrup will thicken up in the fridge, but don’t worry it will still blend in well, if whisked into the milk.