Many chocolate ice cream recipes have melted chocolate as an ingredient. However, there is a very simple trick to make your Chocolate ice cream especially intense to make: used instead of chocolate pure Cocoa powder.
Because chocolate always contains less than 100% cocoa. In addition, there are often some other ingredients that you do not want in your ice cream. So to get the maximum flavor, you use cocoa powder, which is crucial for the chocolate flavor.
Chocolate ice cream ingredients
- 350 g milk
- 50 g cream
- 80 g sugar or Raw cane sugar*
- 25 g Cocoa powder*
- 50 g Ice base
(alternatively if not all ingredients at hand: 30 g Dextrose* and 1 knife tip Guar gum* or Locust bean gum*)
- 1 pinch of salt
- optional: 25 g chocolate* (70% Cocoa), chopped or Cocoa nibs*
Preparation chocolate ice cream
- Heat the milk, cream, sugar, cocoa powder and salt together in a saucepan, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
- Allow the ice cream mixture to cool slightly and, while stirring, add the Ice base or add dextrose and guar gum/carob flour.
- Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- The ice cream machine prepare and pre-cool for a few minutes, depending on the model. Switch on the mixer and pour in the ice cream mixture (duration approx. 30 minutes).
Alternatively in Freezer according to instructions freeze and mix well every 30 minutes with a hand mixer (total time about 4 hours).
- Just before the ice cream mixture is ready, optionally add the chocolate chips.
Worth knowing and tips
- Chocolate ice cream is one of the three most popular types of ice cream among Germans and is an ice cream classic.
- For cocoa there are weakly and strongly deoiled powder. Heavily de-oiled cocoa powder has fewer fats than weakly de-oiled. The latter is considered to be of higher quality and more intense. If you want to know more about it, I recommend you my post "Which cocoa is the best?".
- In addition, one should look for a low cadmium content pay attention. This is the case with the Organic cocoa* the case. At the same time would be Fair Trade important, but the combination of both is difficult to find. If you have a recommendation for a cocoa that is also fair trade, I am open to suggestions.
- Cocoa should be used after cool, dry and as airtight as possible be stored. Otherwise it loses intensity and absorbs odors from other foods.
- As a topping for chocolate ice cream is suitable delicious homemade Chocolate sauce, Caramel sauce or also Vanilla sauce.
If you have any other Ice cream classic you will definitely find what you are looking for on my site. The Vanilla ice cream without egg also uses the here used Ice base. Or do you fancy a Walnut ice creamthat's better than store-bought?