Sunday, June 21, 2009

Challenge 20: Chocolate soup

We had dinner guests last night, so for my new thing yesterday, I wanted to make a special dessert for them-- ICE CREAM! I never made it before and I don't have an ice cream maker, but I figured it couldn't be that hard, right?

I found a recipe for Nutella ice cream on the food blog Chocolate and Zucchini. Nutella is one of my favorite things-- chocolaty, nutty, and velvety. I heard a rumor there's a dessert restaurant in Italy devoted entirely to it. 

The recipe itself was super simple and fairly easy. It only required two ingredients:

Basically, you mix the two together, chill, and then freeze the rest of the day. You do have to take it out and stir as hard as you can about every hour or so. Find the exact recipe here.

So how did it turn out? 

After eager anticipation all day, at the time we served it, it hadn't quite set. It was kind of like serving a bowl of milkshake. The taste was good, but the texture was very runny.

BUT... I just checked this morning and this is what it looked  like. Nothing wrong with ice cream for breakfast if you ask me!

So, now I have this fantasy of all the unique other flavors I can make. Have you ever made your own ice cream before?  


Carrie Stuart said...

Wow, that's pretty cool! I love Nutella, too...what's better than chocolate and hazelnuts? Yum! I have made my own vanilla ice cream with the kids a few times. We have used 2 different is where you put the ingredients in a quart size freezer bag and then put that in a gallon size freezer bag filled with ice and salt and then play catch with it until it freezes. The other is the same concept, only you use a smaller can with a lid for the ingredients inside a bigger can (like a coffee can) with a lid (for the salt and ice) and then roll it back and forth until it sets. Good times! The deal with the salt and ice, is that melting ice is colder than just ice by that's what freezes the ice cream.

Awaiting your next challenge eagerly!

aviva5271 said...

Kurogoma (black sesame) is a fantastic flavor for ice cream. :) just an idea - delish!


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