Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Chocolate & Marhmallow Ice-Cream

After sharing a marvellous evening and dinner with my very kind and creative cousin, it was time to come home after a very satisfying dinner (scallops and prawns no less!) to share with you my second ice-cream recipe following on from the delicious Raspberry Gelato featured last week. Tonight's recipe is a classic, something simple but incredibly tasty. On the whole I can't say I am a fan of chocolate ice-cream. I associate it with an underwhelming last chance saloon on a dessert menu where they have riddled every other dessert with nuts leaving me out in the cold (in this case quite literally). That said I have always had a bit of a soft spot for any kind of rich chocolate ice-cream that has chunks of something or other in it, like cookie dough, chocolate chips or.....marshmallows. Molly and I are partial to sitting down with a tub of this ice-cream and will wrestle spoons to find the delicious marshmallows hidden throughout. I am enjoying having an ice-cream maker more than I ever thought I could. For such an inexpensive appliance, it provides hours of fun!


Chocolate & Marshmallow Ice-Cream

Ingredients
30g cocoa
30g dark brown sugar
70g sugar 
1 egg yolk
225ml cream
175ml milk
30g mini marshmallows

Method
1. Mix together the cocoa, sugar, brown sugar and egg yolks until well combined.
2. Gradually add the milk and cream a little at a time, mixing well after each addition.
3. Prepare the ice-cream machine (removing frozen bowl from the freezer) and turn it on. 
    Carefully pour the chocolate mixture into the machine and allow to churn for 20 minutes. At 
    this stage add the marshmallows and allow the ice-cream to continue mixing for another 5 
    minutes.
4. Quickly spoon the chocolate ice-cream mixture into a lunch box or similar container and 
    freeze for 2-3 hours or until the ice-cream reaches the desired consistency. 


E-D's Notes
- The Kenwood Ice-Cream maker I use is currently available half price in Argos for 
  €32.49.....bargain, and the perfect Christmas present for delicious treats over the Christmas!
- Ensure the ice-cream machine is turned on before you start to pour the mixture in, as the ice-
  cream will begin freezing immediately and your machine will become jammed.

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