So, I thought I’d make some chocolate ice cream. I looked up a few recipes on the internet, and eventually settle on one. Then I adapted it, because when I was making the custard, I thought it didn’t look dark enough brown...so instead of adding 150g of dark chocolate, I chucked the whole 250g bar in.
500 ml cream
250 ml milk
250 g chocolate
110 g caster sugar
4 egg yolks
Usual method to make the custard – heat the cream and milk gently, and add the chocolate, and stir until completely melted and almost boiling. Whisk the egg yolks together with the sugar (I now have a handy rotary whisk to do this with), and add a bit of the chocolate cream at a time, mixing as you go. Then return the whole lot to the saucepan and heat gently until it thickens (the proverbial “coats the back of a wooden spoon” test).
Tasted it tonight – it was yummy! Nicola didn’t like it though, so I’ll just have to eat it all myself.