He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young
. {Isaiah 40:11}

24 May 2011

{Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream}

{Feel free to skip my blabbing,,, the recipe is down below}

I've discovered a dangerous thing...
Amazon Wishlist
If you're not familiar with this thing of beauty then, in short, it's an adult version of the Toys R Us or Sears Christmas catalog where you can earmark every single thing you've ever wanted in one place except it's all online and other people can access it to know precisely what you're pining for come Mother's Day, your birthday, or any ol' you're-the-most-specialist-person-I-know-day.
So anyway... at the top of my list was the new Adele CD.
Thanks to Hubs it was recently deleted from the list and placed into my hand along with a few books I've been wanting.
Yay for me!
Now I have my sites set on a Cuisinart ice cream maker and I borrowed my mom's tonight to make sure I liked it.
After freezing the bowl for 24 hours it took a little over 30 minutes to make some homemade chocolate ice cream.
Not too shabby.
So I thought I'd share the recipe I found on the Cuisinart website. It may seem unnecessary but I can't tell you how good I felt after pulling out a carton of store bought ice cream from the freezer only to see a list of ingredients that was as long as the carton was tall. I looked online, even the simplest ingredient list of a popular brand has 19 ingredients, some of which I've never heard of.
The recipe we made tonight has six ingredients and I can pronounce every one of them!

What You'll Need:
1 c unsweetened cocoa
2/3 c granulated sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1 1/2 c whole milk
3 1/4 c heavy cream
1 T pure vanilla extract

What To Do:
In a medium bowl mix cocoa and sugars together until blended.
Add milk and mix with a hand mixer or whisk until sugar is dissolved.
Slowly stir in heavy cream and vanilla.
Pour into machine and run for 30-35 minutes until ice cream is formed.
It will be smooth and soft but if you pop it in the freezer for a couple of hours it will harder all the way through.

We all liked it fresh out of the mixer. It's a little firmer than a Wendy's Frosty. But, if you're patient and wait for it to really harden, you end up with something smooth and dreamy! 

Next up vanilla bean or maybe coconut... or PEACH!
I guess it's time to buy! 

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