Ice cream is the undisputed king of desserts. It's also the most impressive when made at home. People assume it's a difficult project, but it's really not. So why don't more people make it? Most people assume you need a cumbersome, and expensive, ice cream machine. Not so! With some basic baking gear, you can make a simple, tasty treat with minimal effort. Watch the video to see how.
Simple Chocolate Ice Cream
- 1 1/4 cups cold heavy cream
- 4 oz. finely chopped bittersweet chocolate
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tbsp. hot water
- 1 tsp. instant coffee or espresso powder
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Pinch salt
Combine the coffee and hot water in a bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. In a separate bowl, mix the chocolate, condensed milk, and coffee mixture. Microwave for 1 minute, stirring every 15 seconds, until mixture is fully melted. Stir in the vanilla and salt and let cool. In an electric mixer, whip the cream for 2 minutes on medium-high until you achieve soft peaks. Fold in 1/3 of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture. Fold the rest of the cream into the chocolate mixture. Freeze overnight or until very firm. This ice cream can be stored in the freezer for up to two weeks if you place plastic wrap on the surface before freezing.
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