Recipe Collection: Chocolate-Raspberry Ice Cream
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Recipe Collection: Chocolate-Raspberry Ice Cream

admin April 17, 2014

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This month, being DIY month, means you get all the good stuff. 🙂  Plus, Easter is this Sunday, so you’ll need a treat to celebrate.  Right?

Seriously, how delicious does this Chocolate-Raspberry Ice Cream look?  I promise…it tastes even better.  It’s rich, creamy, sweet, and filled with slightly sour raspberry goodness.  It’s a dream treat.  My kids have been begging for it daily since I made it.  It even works as bribery!

You will need an ice cream maker for this.  But if you don’t have one, you should get one.  We’ve had one for 8 years and when the motor burned out a few months ago, we promptly bought another.  We use it a few days a week, at least.  We have this one, if you’re curious.  Just trust me — you need one.  Especially now that the weather’s warm again.

Chocolate-Raspberry Ice Cream

Ingredients:

*This will make a light, milk chocolate ice cream.  You can double this if you want dark chocolate.

Directions:

Combine the chocolate and 1 c. sugar in a large saucepan.

chocolate and sugar

Add the half & half.

half and half

Turn this on medium heat, and stir occasionally.  Set the raspberries (which should be partially thawed) in a strainer over a bowl.  Mash them a little here and there, as you have time.

strain raspberries

Meanwhile, mix the egg yolks and remaining 1/4 c. sugar in a glass bowl (I’m using a measuring cup).

eggs and sugar

Whisk this mixture until thick and light yellow.  Set it aside.

Cook the sugar, half-and-half, and chocolate mixture until it begins to steam lightly.  Then, while whisking the egg mixture, pour a small amount of the chocolate mixture into the eggs.

tempered egg mix

Once this mixture is warmed, pour it back into the pot of chocolate mix.  The idea is not to shock the eggs, because doing so will cook them — and nobody likes small slivers of cooked egg in their ice cream!

egg mix added

Now, continue to cook this mixture over medium until it thickens.  It’ll start to coat the back of a wooden spoon, and that’s how you know it’s done.  Like this:

coat spoon

At this point, if you haven’t fully strained the raspberries, finish doing it.  Mash them with a fork and get all that yummy juice out.  Scrape off the bottom of the strainer too, there’s a lot of goodness there.  Then pour all this yumminess into the ice cream mix.

add raspberry puree

You’ll have leftover raspberry puree (the ‘chunks’ and seeds).  You can throw it out.  Or put it in another project.  Or eat it with a spoon.  I ate mine.

Stir it up.  Then you need to cool off the mix.  If you’re patient, you can put it in the fridge overnight.  I am not patient, so I sat the pan in a sink full of cold water, stirring now and then.  This takes 30 – 60 minutes to cool off.  It should be no warmer than room temperature, but ideally cooler than that (like around 40).

Once it’s cool, pour it into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions, typically 20 – 30 minutes for an electric machine.

Serve immediately (it will be like soft serve) or transfer to glass containers to freeze for several hours to be harder, like “real” ice cream.  We enjoyed ours both ways.

chocolate raspberry ice cream

Chocolate-Raspberry Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup organic sugar, divided
  • 2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 cup half-and-half
  • 10 oz. raspberries (thawed, if frozen)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 

Instructions

  • Combine the chocolate and 1 c. sugar in a large saucepan.
  • Add the half & half. Turn on medium heat, and stir occasionally.  
  • Set the raspberries (which should be partially thawed) in a strainer over a bowl.  Mash them a little to strain.
  • Mix the egg yolks and remaining 1/4 c. sugar in a glass bowl. Whisk until thick and light yellow.  Set it aside.
  • Continue cooking the sugar, half-and-half, and chocolate mixture until it begins to steam lightly. 
  • Temper the egg yolk mixture. While whisking the egg mixture, pour a small amount of the hot chocolate mixture into the eggs. Once the egg mixture is warmed, pour it back into the pot of chocolate mix.
  • Continue to cook this mixture over medium until it thickens. It is done when it can coat the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Pour strained raspberries into ice cream mixture.
  • Cool mixture by either putting in fridge overnight or putting the pan in a sink full of cold water for about 30 - 60 minutes.  When cooled it should be no warmer than room temperature, but ideally around 40.
  • Once cool, pour it into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions, typically 20 - 30 minutes for an electric machine.
  • Serve immediately (it will be like soft serve) or transfer to glass containers to freeze for several hours to be harder, like "real" ice cream.

What’s your favorite kind of ice cream?

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2 Comments

  1. Mmmmmm…now I need to go buy an ice cream maker! This sounds wonderful and I have leftover raspberry puree from another recipe. It is just sitting in the freezer waiting to be turned into something wonderful…like this!

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  2. I made this to celebrate my brother’s engagement, and it was a hit! I was a little concerned, because before I put it in the ice cream maker it seemed almost curdled, but it came out smooth and delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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