I have been making homemade ice cream this past year. I vowed to never again purchase ice cream for the store. Once you make homemade ice cream using a great recipe, you can never really go back to purchasing store bought.
I have been using a couple of great recipes from AllRecipes.com , but I have made enough ice cream by now to venture out on my own and come up with my own creations. I don't quite have all of the time I would like right now to devote to my desserts, but hopefully within the next few months that will change. I did manage to create my newest recipe a few night ago called Dark Chocolate and Cinnamon Frozen Custard.
Dark Chocolate and Cinnamon Frozen Custard
2 1/2 Cups Heavy Cream
1/2 Cup Milk
3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
2 Tablespoons Dark Cocoa Powder
1 Ounce of 85% Dark Chocolate, finely chopped
5 Egg Yolks
1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1.) On medium heat whisk heavy cream, milk, and sugar together until well blended. Add dark cocoa powder and continue to whisk until well blended. Add finely chopped chocolate and stir until melted. Add egg yolks and stir in using a whisk and a rubber spatula to continuously stir until the mixture has begun to thicken slightly. Remove from heat and pour into a container and allow mixture to cool for at least six hours.
2.) Remove cooled mixture from the fridge and add cinnamon and mix until well blended.
Pour the cooled mixture into your ice cream maker as per directions of your unit.
3.) You can garnish by sprinkling extra cinnamon on top if your custard just before serving and/or garnish with a wedge of dark chocolate. Store in a tightly covered container in the freezer.