Frosty treats are an essential part of every balanced life.
This is my mantra and I’m gonna chant it.
Pure, simple, vanilla ice cream speckled with chunks and shards of chocolate is one of my favorite flavors because I don’t have to choose between the retro appeal of vanilla and what calls to my soul which is clearly chocolate.
I make this ice cream with a non-custard base which means no eggs, no cooking, faster to make, less fat (i.e., fewer push-ups and prone poses the next day). I also make it with fat free milk because that’s what I use in my coffee so I usually have it around. Use whole milk or whatever version of milk you like.
I enjoy the lightness of this version. It’s airy, sweet, satisfying but not overwhelming. Using good chocolate, chopped roughly, rather than uniform chips, adds texture and allows me to use words like chunks and shards. All those ess and cha sounds mixed up together are edible.
Can we make words a food group?
Chant with me, people.
Summary: Pure vanilla ice cream with chunks and shards of good quality chocolate.
- 1 1/4 cups fat free milk, very cold
- 1 3/4 cups heavy cream, very cold
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3.5 ounces of semisweet chocolate, chopped into chunks and shards
- Whip milk, cream, sugar and vanilla with a blender until it begins to get slightly fluffy and light.
- *Optional: Chill this mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes if time allows.
- Pour mixture into ice cream machine and let it run.
- When the ice cream thickens (about halfway through the machine’s cycle) add the chopped chocolate with the machine running.
- Finish the mixing and freezing cycle…on my machine the total time is 20-25 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container in the freezer with a piece of plastic wrap pressed onto the surface of the ice cream.
- The ice cream can be eaten in this softer state immediately. Let it set to a more solid state in the freezer if you like which will take approx. 1-2 hours
I use a Cuisinart Classic machine. It’s red! The cycle on this machine takes about 20-25 minutes per batch of ice cream so I add the chocolate about 10 minutes into the cycle.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 20 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 8
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