Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ginger Milk Chocolate Chip Ice Cream


In the race to use up cream and egg yolks in the fridge before my trip to, making ice cream was a no brainer and this became the winner.


I sorted through my kitchen cabinets looking for other bits and pieces to use up. Snatching up leftover chocolate shavings and a bag of crystalized ginger I fell into a wonderful Fall ice cream flavor.



I added powdered ginger to the custard and infused it a bit. In the last part of the churning process I added the chocolate shavings and finely chopped crystalized ginger.

The ice cream was spicy and flavorful. I used milk chocolate shavings instead of the more bitter semisweet which mellowed out the sting of the ginger.




Ginger Milk Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Ingredients:



  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chopped (or milk chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup crystalized  ginger chopping into small pieces

Directions:


  • Heat cream, milk, sugar and ground ginger in a heavy bottomed sauce pan stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  • Whisk the egg yolks together in a heat proof bowl
  • Remove cream sugar from heat just before mixture boils.
  • Slowly add the cream mixture to the egg yolks whisking to temper.
  • Pour mixture back into the pan and reheat under low heat until it thickens a bit.
  • Strain mixture into  a heat proof bowl and refrigerate for several hours or overnight (until mixture has chilled)
  • Once chilled, remove from fridge, strain once more and place in an ice cream maker and process according to manufacturers directions.
  • Once mixture is of soft serve consistency, add chocolate and ginger pieces.
  • Transfer to a container and place in freezer until the ice cream hardens.

4 comments:

  1. I can't ever get enough of crystallized ginger so this sounds fabulous to me!

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  2. I'm really OCD about using what's in the refrigerator before going on vacation. Few things make me more angry than having to throw out spoiled food!

    I really love the combination of ginger and chocolate. The spicy depth is perfect for fall weather. Hooray autumn! I was getting really tired of hot weather.

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  3. Spicy ice cream. What a wonderful treat. I love the recipes you come up with.

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  4. Love the ginger and chocolate. And adore crystallized ginger...just used some with pear in scones.
    And your trip... Fliegst du nach Deutschland?
    Ich fahre nachste Woche .

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