National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Happy National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Hope you take advantage of the “holiday” and indulge.  Today, I served a light chocolate ice cream with chocolate chips and a bit of chocolate ganache.

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As seen in a previous post:

CHOCOLATE GANACHE is the BEST add-in ingredient for ice cream!

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Here’s a bowl of peppermint ice cream with swirls of chocolate ganache.  Peppermint is a great flavor for the winter time holidays, but the chocolate ganache could just as easily and tastily be added to vanilla, coffee, mint, cherry, peanut butter, or any other flavor ice cream.

Chocolate ganache is better than chocolate chips, chocolate sauce, and hot fudge!

  1. The taste is rich, creamy, and delicious
  2. The texture is smooth, not hard chocolate chips or magic shell
  3. It stabilizes in the ice cream and doesn’t inhibit the flavor of the ice cream – like adding chocolate sauce that is runny and eventually overtakes the flavor
  4. Doesn’t ruin the texture of the ice cream by melting it

How to add chocolate ganache to the ice cream

  1. make the ganache, see directions below (allow to cool while making ice cream)
  2. make the ice cream, any flavor you choose, see video below
  3. Add 1/3 of freshly made ice to a serving bowl that can be placed in the freezer, drizzle about 1/3 of the ganache over the ice cream, add another layer of 1/3 of ice cream and 1/3 of the ganache over the ice, repeat again with final 1/3 of ice cream and 1/3 ganache
  4. Take a knife and cut through the drizzled ganache (do not blend entirely, you want to leave ribbons of chocolate – see photo)

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How to make chocolate ganache:

Place 1 cup of chocolate chips in a large size bowl.  Heat 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream in pot on stove on high temperature. When the cream is boiling, pour the cream over chips and stir with a whisk until all the chips have melted and smooth texture has been attained.  (allow to cool while making the ice cream)

Here’s a video on how to make 2 ingredient ice cream.

See Related:

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ENJOY!

 

 

 

 

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