I was given an ice cream maker by a very kind sister from church. Words cannot describe how grateful and excited I am for such a contraption!
The ice cream machine has lived at my house for a little over a week and has already been put to work 3 times. I figured I should share my 1st recipe with you!
Chocolate-Chocolate Mint Ice Cream
-2 cups half and half (1c. whole milk, 1 c. cream)
- small bunch chocolate mint
-5 egg yolks
-5 oz. sugar
-3 oz. 60% (bittersweet) chocolate, chopped
1. Heat half and half to a simmer. Add chocolate mint (or regular mint) and cover. Let steep until desired flavor is reached.
2. In a bowl, mix yolks and sugar with a whisk. Slowly add hot half and half while whisking. Pour mixture back into pot and stir with a wooden spoon over med-low heat until thick. The mixture should coat the back of a spoon and hold a line when a finger is pulled across it.
3. Place chopped chocolate in a clean bowl. Pour hot mixture over. Let sit 1 minute. Whisk until emulsified. Strain. Chill mixture to 40F or lower and spin per ice cream machine instructions.