Last month, July, was world ice cream month so of course that
meant I had to try my hand at making some homemade ice cream!
Recruiting the help of my brother and friend Justin we tackled a
recipe out of the Gilmore Girls cookbook and walked away with an
ice cream that is any coffee and chocolate lover’s dream!
Check out the recipe for it below!
Honestly this ice cream turned out just as good, if not better, than
any store-bought I have ever had!
½ cup dark chocolate, 70% cacao or higher
½ cup milk chocolate chips
½ cup white chocolate
⅔ cup sweetened condensed milk
2 ¼ cup whole milk
½ cup coffee (we used espresso powder)
½ cup mini chocolate chips, optional
Fill a large saucepan with 1-2 inches of water. Heat over medium
heat. Place a smaller saucepan inside (to mimic a double boiler).
Add dark chocolate, then milk chocolate, then white chocolate
to the smaller saucepan. Use a spatula to stir chocolate every few
minutes. (We skipped the whole double boiler recreation and just
melted the chocolate in a saucepan.)
Add sweetened condensed milk to chocolates. Mix thoroughly. Add
whole milk and coffee. Mix thoroughly. Once a thick, smooth, chocolate
sauce forms, remove from heat. Transfer sauce to a bowl
and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Remove chocolate sauce from the refrigerator. Turn on the ice
cream maker. Pour chocolate sauce into the maker and churn into
ice cream, for approximately 20 minutes. Times will vary based on
several factors (it took our ice cream about 30 minutes). Watch
for a thick, frosting-like consistency. (If you’re adding chocolate
chips, add them now, and then churn until fully combined.) Transfer
ice cream to a plastic container. Cover with a tight fitting lid, and freeze for 6 hours.
Makes 4-6 servings.