Homemade Double Chocolate Ice Cream

IcecreamMain“All I want for Christmas is my”… ice cream maker?

I remember this past November talking with my boyfriend, Nick, about our Christmas gifts. It went something like this:

NickSweetheart, what do you think you’d want for Christmas this year from me?
AshleyActually, I’ve wanted an ice cream maker for a long time! That’d be good 

Nick….. An ice cream maker? You will never, ever, ever use that…

 

Oh ye of little faith.

It might be four months later. It might have taken me a while to figure out how to use it/assemble it. BUT I HAVE AN ICE CREAM MAKER!!!!

Its cute, too. Look!

It looks like an ice cream cone! Precious, right? Oh the novelty.
It looks like an ice cream cone! … It’s the little things in life.

This ice cream was honestly so creamy (thanks to heavy cream and Lord only knows how many calories), but still light and with a nice “mousse” kind of finish. If you wanted to lighten it up you could sub in a lighter cream for the heavy cream.

[But really, who cuts corners on ice cream anyway?]

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Double Chocolate Ice Cream

Ingredients:
•1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
•1 cup granulated sugar
•1 cup milk
•2 cups heavy cream
•1 teaspoon vanilla
•1/4 cup cocoa powder

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1 – Heat chocolate, sugar, milk, cream, vanilla and cocoa until chocolate is melted.

2- Then, be real patient and let it cool. [Or, be like me and expedite the process via the refrigerator].

3- Pour the cooled mix into  a prepared ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions.

….Enjoy!

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