Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream

If you are a fan of chocolate, you have to make this Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream this summer. You’ll thank me later for being so assertive about this, so just go with it. Start gathering your ingredients now and plan ahead. Because this ice cream is the most decadent ice cream I’ve ever eaten.

Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream

And it requires even more patience than most ice cream recipes. This ice cream takes 5 days to make! Yep, five days. And believe me, it’s worth the wait.

Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream

Scooping this ice cream is somewhat difficult because it’s just so thick. I served it with freshly whipped cream and raspberries to lighten up the thickness a bit. When I had some of the ice cream by itself, I could only eat a small scoop because it was just so rich.

Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream

I have to thank Fiona for sharing this recipe for me. We were emailing one day and she mentioned she was making it. I got started on my batch that very night when I got home. You should do the same.

Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream

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Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream

Ingredients:

7 ounces dark chocolate (70% to 75% cacao), finely chopped
2 cups plus 2 Tbsp whole milk (I used coconut milk here)
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
6 egg yolks
13 Tbsp sugar, divided
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions:

Place chocolate in a medium metal bowl. Set bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Stir chocolate until melted and smooth. Set melted chocolate aside; let cool slightly.

Whisk milk and cocoa powder in a medium heavy saucepan over medium heat until mixture begins to boil; set aside.

Using an electric mixer, beat egg yolks and 7 tablespoons sugar in another medium bowl until very thick ribbons form, about 2 minutes. Whisking constantly, gradually add hot milk mixture to egg yolk mixture. Return mixture to saucepan. Add melted chocolate and whisk to blend. Stir over low heat until slightly thickened and an instant-read thermometer registers 175°, about 5 minutes. Transfer chocolate custard to a large bowl and place over another large bowl of ice water. Stir until chocolate custard is cool.

Bring remaining 6 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons water to a boil in a small heavy, deep saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil, occasionally swirling pan and brushing down sides with a wet pastry brush (do not stir), until a dark amber color forms, about 5 minutes. Gradually whisk in cream (mixture will bubble vigorously). Whisk caramel into chocolate custard. Strain into a large container; cover and chill for 2 days.

Process custard in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer to another container; freeze for 3 days before eating.

Recipe as seen on A Boston Food Diary, originally from bon appetit

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7 Responses to “Roasted Beet and Garlic Pasta”

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    ErinsFoodFiles — October 8, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Stunning color!!

    • beantownbaker — October 8th, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

      It just makes me smile 🙂

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    Nutmeg Nanny — October 10, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Oh gosh, I love this recipe! So creative 🙂

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    Tanja Simone — October 21, 2013 at 11:07 am

    We’re making this for dinner tomorrow, sounds perfect! And what a great way to contribute to Breast Cancer Awareness month. Keep it up!
    Snowy hello’s from Oslo, Norway/ Tanja Simone, http://somekindashuffle.wordpress.com

    • beantownbaker — October 23rd, 2013 @ 12:27 am

      Thanks! I hope you enjoyed the pasta.

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    Elle A. — March 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    I made this tonight and it was truly one of the worse things I’ve made; the sauce was really chunky and dry, and stuck in my throat every time I took a bite, and the garlic made it even drier. I would not recommend this to anyone.

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    Pam — February 25, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    This is very good. Leaving some of the pasta water is important, as well as adding the olive oil. Grating the beet into the pasta made a gorgeous colored magenta. Eating pasta right away prevents drying out. An optional addition could be adding a can of coconut milk to make a pink saucy dish. Topped with nuts and cheese, yes!

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