Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

August 15, 2013Sew White

I love ice cream and I was very happy to spend my birthday money on an ice cream maker from Lakeland. Plus it was on offer! I love chocolate ice cream and I haven’t found a plain chocolate ice cream available anywhere for ages – It’s always mixed with other things.

I decided to try a chocolate ice cream recipe from Jamie Oliver – here is the link to the recipe

http://www.jamieoliver.com/magazine/recipes-view.php?title=chocolate-ice-cream

It was a lot easier than I thought it would be to make but I didn’t read the ice cream maker instructions well enough and you have to put the bowl in the freezer over night before you use it. So I started a day later than planned.

Health and Safety warning for the bowl in the freezer – it gets very cold and you must not pick it up/touch it with your bare hands as it will burn. Use oven gloves to take it out of the freezer and when moving it.

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The recipe was easy to follow and with the left over egg whites I made meringues which went with the ice cream very well. Straining the ice cream worked well too, to get the lumps of chocolate out which didn’t mix in properly.

I wasn’t sure how long to leave the ice cream churning for so I did it for 30 minutes – which I think was a little long as the ice cream is rock solid and takes about 10 minutes to get soft enough to scoop. The instructions said to try 25mins for soft scoop. I will next time.

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Tada! Here is my first ice cream! It sure did taste good.

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The next ice cream I try is going to be Basil Ice Cream by Simon Hopkinson. I saw him make it on his show and I love the idea of basil ice cream.
 http://www.simonhopkinson.tv/recipe/36/basil-ice-cream.aspx

3 Comments

  • Lindsay

    August 15, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I have one of the bowl ones, but I would like to get one of the big ones that freezes it for you. Not just yet though… Not just yet….

    1. SewWhite

      August 16, 2013 at 2:23 pm

      I’d love one of those two but it’s a nice starting place I think. What ice cream have you made?

      1. Lindsay

        August 18, 2013 at 7:41 am

        Vanilla Chocolate Brownie. Ben and Jerry’s recipe, it was delicious!

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