Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tasty Tuesday Recipe!


Can you believe I talked about all that ice cream yesterday and didn't even give a recipe? What was I thinking? Pondering a solution to this dilemma my farm girl stood there with the answer in her hand: chocolate custard style, of course. So here is the way our farm boy made his custard style chocolate ice cream:

Beat 2 eggs in a small bowl; set aside. In a saucepan over medium heat, warm 2 cups of heavy cream and 1 cup of milk. Whisk in 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of cocoa powder, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Once the sugar is dissolved temper the eggs by gradually adding a half cup of the hot mixture to the eggs; stirring. Slowly add the tempered egg mixture to the saucepan; stirring continually. Continue to stir and warm the mixture until there is a slight thickening of the custard. Chill this at least 2 hours or overnight. Pour the chilled ice cream base into an ice cream maker- following the manufacturer's directions. This recipe makes 1.5 gallons of ice cream.

Now, this freezes well and keeps up to six months--but who keeps ice cream six months? For goodness sake, eat it straight out of the maker and fight off the teens if you have to! This stuff is wonderful! Thanks farm boy- excellent job.



Coupon Queen said...

Oh my gosh does that look AMAZING, it is my husbands two favorite things, chocolate and Ice Cream. Forget fighting off teens, I would have to make this in a closet if I want to get any before he gets it all! ;) Have a great week and thanks for following, I am following back.

Hannah Young said...

Thanks so much for the ice-cream recipe! I'm planning on making it this week or next week with my goat milk...never made it with an ice-cream maker before though. Is it possible to not use an ice-cream maker?


Simply Scaife Family said...

Welcome new follower...and, the closet is a nice idea!
@Hannah, yes- be sure to give it a nice stir every thirty minutes until no longer possible. Or you could do it "bag style". My kids use freezer strength zip bags: ice cream base in one/ ice and salt in the other. Zip the base bag and place it into the ice bag then zip it as well. Knead them until the ice cream base is thickened. Add ice and salt only if needed= and be careful not to break the bag!
Fun and entertaining---and yummy too!
Hope this helps.

Simply Scaife Family said...

Ah, failed to mention; we also use our goat's milk- often using it alone (no cream just milk) since our goats' milk is so creamy already.

Hannah Young said...

Thank you so much! I haven't tried it yet, but I hope to try it without the cream. Hopefully it will work :) My mom REALLY likes chocolate ice-cream, so I'll have to make her some!