Triple Chocolate Ice Cream – Made with the KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker

We recently purchased the KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker to review for our beautiful KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer, so naturally, we had to promptly set about trying out recipes from the manual that came with the ice cream maker.

Well! one that has become a firm favorite is the Triple Chocolate Ice Cream. This divinely decadent ice cream is not hard to make and the chocolate flavor just hits the taste buds with that overwhelming feeling of pure pleasure.

Ingredients:

  • 450 ml (2 cups) whipping cream – divided
  • 1 square 30g (1oz) extra dark chocolate cut into chunks
  • 1 square 30g (1oz)  dark chocolate cut into chunks
  • 450 ml (2 cups) half-and-half (milk and cream)
  • 230g (1 cup) sugar
  • 40g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 4 tsp vanilla
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 bar  50g (1.55oz) milk chocolate chopped

Directions:

  1. In small saucepan, place 120ml whipping cream, extra dark chocolate, and dark chocolate.
    Heat over medium-low heat until chocolate melts, stirring frequently.
    Remove from heat; set aside.
  2. In medium saucepan over medium heat, heat half-and-half until very hot but not boiling, stirring often.
    Remove from heat, set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cocoa powder. Set aside.
    Place egg yolks in mixer bowl. Attach bowl and wire whip to mixer. Turn to speed 2 and gradually add sugar mixture; mix about 30 seconds or until well blended and slightly thickened. Continuing on Speed 2, very gradually add chocolate mixture and half-and-half, mix until well blended.
  4. Return the combined chocolate and half-and-half mixture to medium saucepan, stirring constantly, cook over medium heat until small bubbles form around edge and mixture is steamy. Do not boil. Transfer half and half mixture into large bowl; stir in remaining 330ml (1 1/2 cups) whipping cream, vanilla and salt.
  5. Cover and chill thoroughly in the fridge for at least 8 hours.
  6. If using the KitchenAid Ice Cream Attachment – Assemble and engage freeze bowl, dasher and drive assembly as directed in attachment instructions. Turn to STIR Speed (Speed  1)
  7. Using a container with a spout, pour mixture into freeze bowl. Continue on STIR (Speed 1) for 19 to 15 minutes or until desired consistency, adding milk chocolate during last 1 to 2 minutes of freeze time.  Immediately transfer ice cream into serving dishes, or freeze in an airtight container.

Yield: 16 servings  120ml (1/2 cup) per serving.

Trust me, this is one ice cream recipe that you will make over and over.  I have yet to move onto the other ice cream recipes which I can tell from the ingredients will be just as nice, but chocolate is my weakness.

Some of the other ice cream recipes included in the manual are:

  • French Vanilla which can be served simply as vanilla ice cream or used as base for variations such as Strawberry ice cream and Cookies ‘n’ Cream ice cream
  • Caramel Pecan ice cream
  • Gingerbread ice cream

And then there are the delicious Sorbet’s etc

  • Creamy Lemon-Orange Gelato
  • Fresh Raspberry Sorbet
  • Minted Mango Sherbet.

However, there is nothing to stop you being inventive and using your own favorite recipe.




Melt the Chocolate



Heat the milk and cream



Combine the sugar and cocoa powder



Separate the eggs



Mix and reheat the mixture



Freeze mixture. Then Serve & Enjoy


The Musso Stainless Steel Lussino Ice Cream Maker – The Best Ice Cream Maker

musso-stainless-steel-lussino-ice-cream-makerIf you love to make your own home made ice cream, sorbets and frozen custard then the Best Ice Cream Maker has got to be the commercial quality Musso stainless steel Lussino ice cream maker.

This machine has so many great features apart from it stylish good looks. It is made from heavy gauge stainless steel so this is a solid, sturdy machine.

Unlike many other ice cream makers, you don’t need to freeze the mixing bowl for 24 hours. This is because the Musso 1.5-qt. Lussino Ice Cream Maker has its own internal freezing unit which chills the mixing container to -4° in only minutes so that you can start making ice cream whenever you feel like it without having to wait for the container to freeze for hours.

And you can now make your favorite ice cream, smooth sorbets, frozen drinks and creamy custard without having to refreeze the container between batches because with this great machine you  can make a new batch of ice cream every 30 minutes.

The Best Ice Cream Maker has a 25 watt motor so that you can crush chocolate chips and fruit easily, and the removable steel paddle mixes the ingredients quickly and easily. There is a  timer that works along with the churn and chill switch.  And although the stainless steel bowl isn’t removable, it is easy to clean with a simple wipe. You can keep an eye on whats happening through the clear lid.

The Musso stainless steel Lussino ice cream maker comes with 55 recipes so you have plenty of scope to make full use of this machine.

Everyone who has purchased this ice cream maker absolutely loves it.  Read the reviews  at Cooking.com

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Review: Kitchenaid Ice Cream Maker Attachment Review

kitchenaid-ice-cream-maker-attachmentFirst of all, to use the Kitchenaid Ice Cream Maker Attachment you need to have a Kitchenaid stand mixer as this attachment is designed to only fit into one of these types of mixers. It is standard however so it will convert any of the Kitchenaid stand mixers into an ice cream maker.

To use this ice cream maker you need to first place the bowl in the freezer for at least 18-24 hours prior to use. The bowl has to be completely frozen otherwise it just won’t work. Now I don’t know about you, but when I want ice cream I don’t want to have to wait 24 hours before I can even start making it. Having said that however, you could just store the bowl in the freezer on a permanent basis so it is ready to go at a moments notice.

This ice cream attachment will make ice cream that is at a soft serve consistency so if you prefer your ice cream a little firmer you’ll probably find that you will have to place it in the freezer for an additional hour or two prior to serving.

Recommendation

The Kitchenaid Ice Cream Maker Attachment received mostly postive responses from reviewers on the internet. They loved that it was well constructed and so easy to use. Most importantly they said it made great ice cream. If you can get past the quirks mentioned above then this is a definite must have if you have a Kitchenaid stand mixer.

Where Can I Get the Best Price?

We found the best price at Cooking.com as they also include FREE SHIPPING!

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