Marzipan ice cream with chocolate chips

Marzipan ice cream with chocolate shavings and decorated with marzipan slices.
Marzipan ice cream with chocolate shavings and decorated with marzipan slices.

For all marzipan fans: here you will find a recipe for a creamy marzipan ice cream and that without marzipan or egg to use. How does that work?

The secret is that bitter almond flavour and my Ice base. But there is also Alternative to ice basewhich you can find in the ingredients list below.

Most marzipan ice cream recipes contain real marzipan. This is certainly a nice variation, especially if you have marzipan left over. However, marzipan leads to a slightly grainy mouthfeel due to the almond pieces it contains. The recipe described here, however, is tenderly melting and light.

The Dark chocolate harmonises perfectly with the marzipan taste, but can also be omitted if desired.

Marzipan ice cream is especially popular in the cold season and for Christmas. But I like to eat it just as much Summer. 🙂

Ingredients for marzipan ice cream

3 portions

  • 200 g milk
  • 200 g cream
  • 60 g sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 40 g Ice base
    alternatively: with 30 g Dextrose* (dextrose) and 10 g Inulin* replace
  • 10 drops of bitter almond flavour
  • 30 g chocolate* (e.g. 70%)

    optional: 1 tbsp. Amaretto*

Preparation

  • Put milk, cream, sugar and salt in a pot.
  • Stirring until just before boiling, heat until the sugar is well dissolved.
  • Add ice base (alternatively dextrose and inulin) and mix well. Allow to cool slightly.
  • Add the bitter almond flavour.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature. If you want to add Amaretto, now is the right time. Then cool it down in the refrigerator. It can also draw overnight.
  • Before it comes into the ice cream machine once again with the blender or blender foam up.

The ice cream machine prepare and pre-cool for a few minutes depending on the model. Switch on the stirrer and add the ice cream mass (duration approx. 30 minutes). Shortly before the end of the chopped chocolate add to it. Or about 20 minutes before the Melt chocolate, cool to lukewarm and add to the ice cream mixture while the ice cream maker is running. This gives rather elongated and very thin chocolate chips.

Alternatively in freezer compartment (Step-by-step instructions) freeze and mix well every 30 minutes with a hand mixer (total time 3-4 hours). When the ice cream is ready frozen, bring in the chocolate shavings or layer melted chocolate with the ice cream. Then stir well once before serving.

The melted chocolate is dripped into the marzipan ice cream while the ice cream machine is running.
The melted chocolate is dripped into the marzipan ice cream while the ice cream machine is running.

Should the ice longer in the freezer have been stored, it should be defrosted in the refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes before consumption, depending on the amount.

Tips for marzipan ice cream

  • Marzipan contains ground almonds, sugar and possibly flavouring agents. The marzipan gets its typical taste from a certain amount of bitter almonds. The amount of bitter almonds is strictly controlled as they contain prussic acid and are therefore harmful to health.
  • bitter almond flavour is harmless, because unlike bitter almonds no hydrogen cyanide contains. However, one should not consume large quantities of the bitter almond aroma. The 10 drops for this recipe are in any case completely harmless.
  • If you want to decorate your marzipan ice cream with marzipan, then I can as a married Lübeck naturally only to Niederegger marzipan* guess 😉
A spoonful of delicious marzipan ice cream with lots of chocolate chips.
A spoonful of delicious marzipan ice cream with lots of chocolate chips.

After picking this recipe, you are obviously just as great Marzipan fans like me. Then you must necessarily also my Amaretto parfait from the freezer try

And if you are looking for Chocolate chips is, of course, nothing like a delicious stracciatella ice cream. That I have both in the classic variant as well as in a vegan variant with oat milk developed.


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