I’ve been making chocolate ice cream on and off since last August. I have two variations, one with coconut milk and coconut oil that I love. The other is a with cream and I don’t so much love it. It kind of reminds me of Wendy’s frosty. So tonight I decided to change that. Mainly because 2 of my kids do not prefer the coconut version. Kids, I tell ya! Anyway, it turned out great, so I had to share.
I always say, I may not get things done quickly around here, but I eventually get around to them. Coming up with this recipe sure needed to happen long ago ( just because it is simply awesome)! If you don’t have an ice cream maker, get one!! Seriously, it will be well worth it, and will pay you back in countless ways! The joy of making wholesome ice cream is just too good to pass by. I can’t get raw cream very often, not to mention it’s pretty pricey. However, I can get grass fed cream that is vat pasteurized and not homogenized for $5.35 a quart. To me, that is the next best thing. I am happy to make my own ice cream to avoid the hormones in commercial milk, not to mention other undesirables. This makes my homemade wholesome ice cream no more expensive than store bought – have you seen ice cream prices lately? Yikes!
- 3 cups heavy cream, preferably raw from grass-fed cows, or pasteurized (but not ultra pasteurized or homogenized)
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1.75 oz. of organic dark chocolate broken into pieces- 73% or darker
- 3-4 pastured egg yolks
- 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
- In a small saucepan (or double boiler), over medium low heat, add the chocolate, cocoa, honey and ½ cup of the cream.
- Gently heat until the chocolate melts and the honey dissolves, a few minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Whisking well, add in the egg yolks and the vanilla one item at a time, once incorporated slowly whisk in the remaining 2½ cups cream.
- Place in the refrigerator to chill. 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Then, following the instructions for your ice cream maker, proceed with making the ice cream.
- My machine makes it creamy so I place the ice cream in a quart container and freeze until it firms up a bit more, which takes a couple hours. Although many times, we will eat it straight from the ice cream maker too!
This post contributed to ‘Real Food Wednesdays‘.
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