Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday evening dessert

This is a wonderful summertime dessert ~ chocolate covered potato chip ice cream.  I've loved chocolate covered potato chips ever since that I found them at a local candy store.  I've used them as gifts, a cure for PMS, you name it - these are wonderful.  I've been trying to come up with ideas for out of the ordinary ice creams and I decided to combine 2 of my favorite treats.

Chocolate covered potato chips

This is enough for the ice cream.  Double if you want to use them for snacking or gift giving.

1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 tsp shortening
a couple handfuls of ripple potato chips, I use Old Dutch brand because they are a stronger chip and you need that for dipping

Melt together chips and shortening in a microwave safe container.  Immerse potato chip and tap on side of container to get off excess chocolate.  Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Refrigerate for a hard set.

Chocolate covered potato chip ice cream

2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whipping cream
3/4 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
1 1/2 cups chocolate covered potato chips, broken into small pieces

Mix together creams, sugar and vanilla bean per your ice cream makers instructions.  Right before it's finished, add in chocolate covered potato chips and mix just long enough so they are evenly distributed throughout ice cream.