Monday, June 21, 2010

Hershey's Milk Chocolate Ice Cream



I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! It is funny how the beginning of summer makes us want to either make or buy ice cream. My very first job beyond babysitting the neighbors kids, was working at Loard's Ice Cream. It is an old fashioned ice cream parlor where you can have sit down service or get a cone to go. I can still remember how to make any one of the numerous sundaes that are on the menu and that was quite some time ago that I worked there.

My absolute favorite sundae that I would make was coffee ice cream with marshmallow topping. I believe they called it a Coffee Mallow. Did not need any nuts, whip cream or cherry to make it complete – it was perfect with just the two simple ingredients. Still to this day, I often crave that sundae, but know that I would have to get on the treadmill every day if I ate those everyday. LOL

I went to lunch on Friday for a work event and we decided to share a dessert. This particular restaurant made their own ice cream in house and they were quite proud of it. We enjoyed a duo of handmade ice cream – strawberry and milk chocolate. The milk chocolate, as simple as it sounds was absolutely outstanding. It almost had a hint of espresso and a background flavor of marshmallow. We inquired with the waiter to see if our taste buds were fooling us and he assured us it was just really good milk chocolate ice cream. It inspired me to create my own version at home the next day.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Hershey's Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

1 C. Half and half
1 ½ C. Heavy cream
½ C. Low fat milk
1 Tbs. Cocoa powder
1/3 cup granulated sugar
5 (1.55 oz) Hershey milk chocolate bars
8 egg yolks

In a saucepan, combine the half and half, milk and cream. Sift the cocoa powder over the mixture; whisk thoroughly to combine. Sprinkle about half the sugar into the saucepan and slowly bring the mixture to a simmer.

Whisk the egg yolks with the remaining sugar. Whisk vigorously until the yolks thicken and become a paler shade of yellow, 3 to 4 minutes.

To combine the egg and milk mixtures, slowly pour half the simmering milk into the yolks while whisking constantly to temper it. Whisk that mixture back into the milk in the saucepan. Reduce the heat to low and stir constantly with a wooden spoon or whisk until the custard is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Pour the cooked custard over the chocolate. Whisk until all the chocolate is melted. Set the custard bowl over the bowl of ice water; stir until the custard is completely cool. Pour the cooled custard into an ice cream machine with at least a 1-quart capacity and freeze following the manufacturer's directions.

15 comments:

  1. Thank's for sharing that recipe! My husband loves chocolate ice cream I will be trying your recipe!!

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  2. There are very few things in life better than the homemade icecream that comes out of the ice cream maker, still creamy, part frozen, just delicious!

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  3. This sounds so sinfully decadent and totally irresistible! Mmm..could I come over?

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  4. The ice cream maker is a true friend in the summer!

    Jason

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  5. Absolutely love this recipe. I'm always looking for more ice cream recipes.

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  6. I say you can never go wrong with chocolate. It's always a winner in my book. Yours looks great. I'm an ice cream making newbie but I think next time it will be chocolate.

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  7. I have a chocholic daughter and an ice-cream maker. This will happen soon!

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  8. Homemade ice cream is so much better than store bought! Summer is that much more fun if you have an ice cream maker. My kids always get so excited when they see me bring it out.

    Homemade fresh peach ice cream was always my favorite growing up, but my kiddos are happy with vanilla or chocolate.

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  9. Everyone is posting about ice cream as of late (now that it is actually warm enough that it doesn't feel cruel to think about ice cream)... and I feel like I need to get on the ice cream machine band wagon! :)

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  10. I would scream with you Lisa!! I love ice cream and I've seen many of great ice cream recipes to welcome summer. I'm craving ice cream more!

    Chocolate ice cream is my fav. Sure this would win me over

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  11. What a lovely cream. I am new to your blog and your ice cream was a wonderful introduction to its contents. It led me to begin reading some of your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did. I love your recipes and your welcoming tone. I'll be back often to see what else you've been cooking. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  12. OOoooooo. That looks good for this summer day.

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  13. Great recipe...Looks like a perfect summer cool down:)

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  14. Lucky gal that you have an ice cream maker! I bet you will be putting that to good use over the course of the summer, and this chocolate ice cream is classic! :)

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