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 Amazing Range of Colors of the KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer

I have just taken delivery of a beautiful shiny Empire Red KitchenAid Artisan Stand mixer. And I have to say that it looks absolutely stunning on my kitchen benchtop. I was tossing up between the Empire red and the new limited edition Candy Apple Red but finally decided on the Empire Red and I love it.

The KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer offers plenty of power and room for mixing everything from pizza dough or ice cream to citrus juices and bread dough. It has a huge 5-quart capacity and a powerful 325-watt motor, 10 mixing speeds and an impressive selection of add-on accessories.

As if all the power, convenience and versatility weren’t enough, today there’s even more to love about KitchenAid stand mixers– the rainbow of colors you have to choose from when you purchase a KitchenAid Artisan.

It used to be choosing accessories was the only way to personalize your KitchenAid mixer, but now you can choose among so many different colors. The amazing range of color choices available makes buying, owning and using a KitchenAid more fun than ever.

All KitchenAid Artisan stand mixers feature a gorgeous, polished stainless steel mixing bowl and attractive retro style. Yet it’s up to you to decide which color best suits the Artisan’s style and design, to match your personal taste and your kitchen décor.

If you think a blue KitchenAid Artisan would be ideal, you have plenty of options. There’s pretty, bright Cornflower Blue, rich Blue Willow, or deep, majestic Cobalt Blue. For a cheerful blue-sky type of hue that ideally compliments the Artisan’s retro design, you’ll love the brilliant turquoise color Ice.

Those who would rather own a green KitchenAid mixer won’t have an easy time of choosing among the three beautiful Artisan green-hued options. There’s the bright look of green apple, the rich deep foresty green look of Bayleaf and the light, almost creamy color Pistachio.

You even have KitchenAid Artisan color choices if black would best suit your style. You can choose the almost frosted black look of Imperial Black, rich and glossy Black Onyx or the somewhat in-between, elegant Caviar.

KitchenAid Artisan stand mixers are available in a wide variety of bright as well as soft and subtle colors. There are three different varieties of orange colors, three different yellows, three greys, two almond and even two white options to consider.

If you’d like a bright red stand mixer, Empire Red is your choice, while Cinnamon Red offers a slightly more burgundy flavored red hue. There’s even a beautiful purple Boysenberry KitchenAid Artisan.

The variety of Artisan colors makes mixers more fun, but it also makes it easy to justify keeping your KitchenAid out on display. This appliance isn’t small, and its solid craftsmanship makes it rather weighty. You’ll enjoy added convenience and the chance to show off your beautiful Artisan displayed on a countertop instead of hiding it away.

KitchenAid Artisan –  a great stand mixer that gives great results and looks stunning.  What  more can I say  apart from – I love it.

 

 

A History of the KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer

As our regular readers are aware, we love the KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer and have written a detailed review on the benefits of owning one. So I thought you might like to read the history behind this great looking, excellent performing machine.

The KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer has its origins in the first standing mixer powered by electricity. This first mixer was designed by Herbert Johnson in 1908, and it was primarily designed for commercial use in large bakeries. 

Johnson’s 80-quart electric stand mixer was scaled down to a home “food preparer” and was sold by the newly renamed KitchenAid company in 1919. The new 1919 version of the KitchenAid Stand Mixer was still a bulky machine that weighed around 65 pounds. On top of that, it cost $189.50, or around $2,300 in present day cost.

 In 1936, KitchenAid hired an industrial designer to redesign their stand mixer. Three new models were produced, and the Streamline KitchenAid shape that still characterizes these machines was developed. The price was cut to around $55, making KitchenAid mixers much more affordable for home use. 

Over the years, KitchenAid stand mixers gained a reputation for quality and versatility as a food preparation tool. Virtually from the start, KitchenAid offered a variety of attachments that would allow the machine to perform many different functions. Early attachments included the food grinder, citrus juicer and pea shucker. 

KitchenAid began to offer stand mixers in a bright array of colors in 1955. KitchenAids became available in Petal Pink, Satin Chrome, Sunny Yellow, Island Green and Antique Copper.

Although more than 90 years have passed since the introduction of the first KitchenAid, the machine has remained much the same in many ways. Today’s stand mixers are still produced in the same factory in Greenville, Ohio where the very first 1919 model was manufactured. The mechanics of the original mixer have been altered so little, attachments made in 1919 will still fit today’s KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer. 

Today there are many more colors to choose from when it comes to purchasing a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, but the spirit behind offering the original color varieties in 1955 remains the same. Colorful choices make buying, owning and using a KitchenAid stand mixer more fun and exciting for owners. 

The tradition of designing useful attachments that allow the KitchenAid to serve as many roles as possible in the kitchen is also in place now as it was in the past. Today, the Artisan Stand Mixer can not only mix dough and batters, but can serve as a food grinder, citrus juicer, sausage maker and pasta maker, to name but a few roles it can serve.

So there you have it, the KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer – a product manufactured with performance and style, just right for your everyday baking needs.

Oprahs Favorite Cookware KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer

oprah-winfreyLike all of us,  Oprah Winfrey has a couple of  favorite pieces of kitchenware.

One of these pieces it the KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer which is available in wide range of beautiful colors including this  radiant tangerine.

In comparison to their previous 4.5-qt model, this mixer  is larger in capacity and combines a 325-watt motor with a heavy duty transmission that provides constant power even when mixing heavy bread dough.

The polished stainless steel bowl is  conveniently sized to hold large batches of  mixture,  and with its wide open design it easily accommodates the beater once the tilt-back head is lowered into position.

The handle on the bowl is ergonomically designed and contoured to fit the hand, facilitating lifting and pouring. Like the other models, this one, too, features KitchenAid’s unique mixing action – the beater moves clockwise while the shaft moves counterclockwise, enabling the beater to reach every area as it mixes.

It features 10 speeds from a very high to a very low stir. Included with your new stand mixer is a clear, two-piece pouring shield that fits around the top of the bowl, preventing splashes. A large chute lets you add ingredients along the way. Accessories include a Wire Whip, Flat Beater and Dough Hook for versatility. The rugged, durable, all-metal construction promises many years of dependability, quiet operation, and cooking and baking bliss.

Click the following  link to  read our full review on the KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer and see what a difference this mixer will make to your baking experience.