14 October 2012

Chocolate Ice cream

This recipe is really easy, it was adapted from this Russian cooking blog so my Russian friends can go straight there and enjoy this wonderful recipe.

Here is the list of ingredients:

3 very fresh, organic, free range, good quality eggs
70 g raw, unheated, organic honey
300 g raw, organic, pastured cream (pasteurised, organic double cream is fine too)
50 g good quality organic chocolate (more if you want darker colour)

First you need to separate egg yolks from whites, put the egg whites aside in a small bowl for now.

Add honey to the yolks and mix thoroughly.

In the meantime, melt chocolate in a bowl over hot water; when it is melted cool it down a bit and mix into the egg yolks mixture.

Whip the cream, add to the mixture, mix well.

Beat egg whites with a tiny squeeze of lemon until it is stiff. VERY SLOWLY fold in the egg whites in 3 goes (I can't overestimate the importance of doing it with a spoon v e r y   s l o w l y).

If you are using ice cream molds then just place your ice cream into the molds and off they go to the freezer, allow at least 6 hours and preferably overnight before eating.

If you have ice cream making machine follow the instructions and make the ice cream.

If you are not using the molds or the machine cover the batter and place it to the freezer, preferably in some glass container like a bowl. After the first 1.5 hours take it out and mix thoroughly. Repeat 3-4 times with 1 hour intervals.

Variations of this ice cream are endless, experiment and share below your experiences. I just tried 2, this one  because my boy loves chocolate and the one without chocolate just plain white ice cream simply because after a while I got sooo tired of chocolate.. can you believe it :).