Sunday, April 22, 2012

Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

I have warm weather dreams and chocolate cravings...




Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

3 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp dark cocoa
3 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (I used Ghirardelli Evening Dream)
3 large egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla

In a large saucepan, combine heavy cream, sugar, salt, dark cocoa powder and chocolate and heat to a simmer.

Lightly beat egg yolks, gradually temper with chocolate mixture and then add into saucepan.  Heat until thickened, stirring frequently.

Cool mixture and then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Pour into ice cream maker and run per manufacturer's directions.