vanilla ice cream with chunks and shards of chocolate

Frosty treats are an essential part of every balanced life.

vanilla bean and chocolate chip ice cream

This is my mantra and I’m gonna chant it.

vanilla chocolate chip ice cream

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.

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6 Responses to vanilla ice cream with chunks and shards of chocolate

  1. This seems simple and delicious!! Yum!

  2. I am drawn to any ice cream that has chocolate chunks or chips in it. I guess that the chocolate pairs so well with different creamy flavors, it is hard to resist. However, the classic blend here is simple yet unforgettable in taste. Well done!

  3. I love that you named it “chunks & shards of chocolate” instead of boring chocolate chips!!

  4. Jackie says:

    I love that you included chunks AND shards. It’s all about balance ;)

  5. You’re a hoot. :-) I love simple ice cream. Vanilla and chocolate (really good, kick ass chocolate!): that’s all I need. I don’t need a freakin’ bacon-salted caramel-marshmallow-snickerdoodle-tahitian vanilla-dark choco ice cream folks! LOL…I may be on a rant. Sorry! Shards is a lovely word. And yes, words should be a food group. I love werds. :-p