You know, you gotta love it when you “re-find” things that you forgot that you had. Kind of like when you clean out your closet and find your most favoritest t-shirt ever that you thought someone took (yeah, like someone actually broke into your house, walked past your computer, your iPad, your tv, your jewelry and your purse only to still your all time favorite t-shirt…. hey I believe you! I think that’s what happened to my one metal heart).
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAnyway….Apparently 900 years ago I bought an frozen yogurt, ice cream and sorbet maker that I frankly can’t remember using. Okay *maybe* I used it once or twice but I really don’t remember. So while I was rearranging things in my ‘bomb shelter’ as Mr. Fantabulous call is, I found it; er, re-found it. I couldn’t remember much about it or how to use it but what I did know was that the tub-things had to go into the freezer. I stuck them puppies in to the freezer and went about my day.
Since I was in exploration mode I decided to check out my chest freezer to see what else I could find… (maybe my little silver heart?!)… *sigh* no heart BUT I did find a 2lb London Broil! BONUS!!! Since I’m not yet able to eat stuff like this yet, I decided to make a Pot Roast for dinner. As I was unwrapping them a commercial came on the TV for some Mexican restaurant and I heard a mariachi band playing. I started singing “Aye Aye Aye ayeeeeeeeeeee I’m a Frito Bandito…” out loud… like real OUT LOUD! LOL Thank goodness my hubby was at work! Let’s just say I’m not ready for American Idol or the X Factor… ever. So I swear like 15 minutes passed and then I, I don’t know, realized what exactly what I was doing. I looked down at the crock pot and um yeah… green chilis, cayenne, chili powder. This ain’t your mama’s pot roast! LOL Apparently my subconscious took over as I pan seared the beef, put it in the crock pot, cut up onions, garlic and so forth and decided to make Mexican style beef. Yep.. I totally phased out during all of that! Scary, right?!
I’ll post later the shredded beef outcome (here’s a hint.. FAN-FRIGGEN-TASTIC… just sayin!)
Back to the ice cream… I had the cream and had whole milk but had no clue what else went in it. Like most of you I hit Google and typed in “Homemade ice cream recipe”… dear Jesus a hundred bajillion hits! Clicking on the first like 20 they all called for egg yolks. Say what?? Egg yolks?? I wanted ice cream, not custard. Although, that would add protein to ice cream which is a positive, right? However my inner “You’re on a diet” voice told me that eggs wouldn’t cancel out the heavy you-should-just-glue-it-to-your-thighs cream. Witch! I hate that voice no matter how much she’s right! Ugh..
After searching online, talking with my Facebook TKW family members, reading a few of my cookbooks (apparently I also re-found that I have cookbooks just for ice cream!) I decided to just do a mishmash of recipes. They all seemed pretty much the same – chilled ingredients, a whisk, and a frozen tub for the ice cream maker.
It took maybe 3 minutes to put together and 20 minutes in the ice cream machine. I should have videoed it being made as to see it go from liquid to something so velvety cream smooth was awesome! When it was done I put it in a bowl for the freezer (damn it.. some got on my hand and it would be against the law to wipe it off. I mean I think it’s even a commandment to not lick it off, right?! LOL)
I have no clue where the self control came from to continue putting the rest of it in the bowl then into the freezer. I could have easily just put my entire face into the bowl.
Um *psst* self control voice.. thank you! My thighs appreciate it!
Anyway, off to the freezer it went to get hard and away I went to make Mr. Fantabulous his daily plate of pasta. Then came American Idol. Okay seriously.. that Jessica Sanchez is what, 16 and she sings like that? Are you freaking serious??? She will be truly one of the greats. That girl has a limitless future ahead of her in the entertainment business.
About 1/2 way through the show Mr. F says “I’m hungry, I didn’t a post-dinner snack.” God I’d kill for that man’s metabolism! Then I remember … the ice cream. No wait, that didn’t do it justice.
THE ICE CREAM
yes, it deserves to be THAT big!
Since he’s just can’t have something small, he had his with one of those Molten Lava Cookies (turtle fudge pecan) that was heated up to get the center all lava-y. Before I could wash the ice cream scooper, his plate was spotless and he was eying up my tablespoon sitting in a cup. And no, I didn’t give it to him though I should have.
Amazingly Fantastical Chocolate Ice Cream
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- 1 cup dutch-process cocoa powder – I used KAF’s double dutch dark cocoa
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk, chilled
- 3 1/4 cups heavy cream, chilled
- 1 tbsp chocolate extract
- In a large metal bowl, whisk the cocoa, brown sugar and white sugar removing any clumps.
- While whisking, add in the milk, heavy cream and extract.
- Whisk until well combined.
- Pour into your prepared ice cream maker and process according to the manufacture’s directions
- Now you can eat this in about 20-30 minutes (however long your machine takes) but if you want it scoopable, I’d freeze it for at least an hour. I did 2 hours and it was firm enough to scoop.
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