How To Make Machine-Free Ice Cream
Easy Chocolate ice cream is so good – better plan to make a double batch! No appliance (ice cream maker) required when making this Chocolate Ice Cream. All you need is an appetite for a luscious homemade ice cream treat.
Easy Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe
1 teaspoon instant coffee or espresso powder
1 tablespoon hot water
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups cold whipping cream
In a small bowl, combine coffee powder and hot water. Let stand until coffee dissolves, about 5 minutes.
In a bowl, microwave chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, and the coffee mixture, stirring every 10 seconds, until chocolate is melted, approximately 1 minutes. Stir in vanilla extract and salt; let cool.
With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, whip cream to soft peaks, about 2 minutes. Whisk 1/4 of the whipped cream into the cooled chocolate mixture. Fold the remaining whipped cream into the chocolate mixture until incorporated.
Freeze in an airtight container until firm, at least 6 hours or up to 2 weeks.
NOTE: If you plan to store the ice cream for more than a few days, place plastic wrap directly on its surface before freezing.
Makes 1 quart ice cream.
Source: Recipe from Cook’s Country magazine, June/July 2009.
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