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


  • 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


  • 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.


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

  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.

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

  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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