Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Goat’s Milk Ice Cream

Like most people who are lactose intolerant, my sensitivity to cow’s milk varies from week to week. In general, I can eat most dairy products. Some things that I can’t even come close to are young cheeses like brie and mozzarella, cream cheese, and ice cream.

Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Goat Milk Ice Cream

As someone who grew up loving ice cream, it’s the one thing I miss most about being lactose intolerant. Since getting my ice cream maker attachment for Christmas, I have been really excited about trying out alternative milks for making ice cream.

Since I can eat goat and sheep’s milk products, I knew I wanted to try to get my hands on some goat or sheep milk to make ice cream at some point. Imagine my surprise when Hubby brought home a carton of goat milk from the store one day. It turns out the grocery store near us here in Ohio carries goat milk right next to the refrigerated soy milk. Sometimes Ohio amazes me.

Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Goat Milk Ice Cream

I instantly started searching for an ice cream recipe to use my goat milk in. Obviously, I gravitated towards chocolate recipes. I used high quality chocolate/cocoa (Scharffen Berger) like I always do in my ice cream recipes. I decided to chop up some bittersweet chocolate to throw in to the ice cream during the last few minutes of churning. This boosted the chocolate flavor and gave the ice cream a nice crunchy texture.

Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Goat Milk Ice Cream

We both loved this ice cream. If you’re not used to the flavor of goat milk, I would definitely recommend starting with a chocolate ice cream. The milk does have a unique flavor that I refer to as “goaty” as if that means anything… I think the goaty flavor would be even more prominent in a vanilla ice cream that I could barely taste it in this chocolate ice cream.

Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Goat Milk Ice Cream

The goat milk ice cream was not as creamy as the other chocolate coconut milk based ice cream recipes that I made, but we both really enjoyed it. I am looking forward to continuing my quest to try alternate milks for future ice cream recipes.

Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Goat Milk Ice Cream

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Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Goat's Milk Ice Cream

Ingredients:

3 cups goat’s milk
1 cup evaporated goat milk
3.5 oz good quality dark chocolate, chopped
5 egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar (divided, 1/4 c. and 1/2 c.)
1 tsp vanilla
5-6 oz good quality dark chocolate, chopped into chunks

Directions:

Put the goat’s milk, evaporated goat milk, 1/4 cup of the sugar, and the chopped chocolate into a heavy bottomed pot. Bring to a simmer, whisking the chocolate so that it melts and incorporates into the milk. Turn off the heat.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and 1/2 cup of sugar. Whisk a cup of the hot milk mixture into the egg yolks and sugar. This will temper the eggs and help prevent them from curdling (turning into scrambled eggs) in the hot milk. Whisk in another cup and then pour that mixture back into the pot with the remainder of the milk mixture.

Turn the heat back on medium-low and cook, stirring, until the mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat and strain though a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. Whisk in the vanilla.

Cool thoroughly in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally until cold. This can be done the day before you want to make ice cream to ensure the mixture is ice cold before going into the ice cream machine.

Freeze according to your ice cream machine’s directions, adding the chocolate chunks during the last 2 minutes of processing.

Recipe adapted from Former Chef

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8 Responses to “Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — December 23, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Per usual, these look fantastic! Wishing you and C a Merry Christmas!

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    flourchild — December 23, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    These look delicious and they are very festive! Normally peppermint recipes don’t really catch my eye, but I will definitely have to try this one. Thanks!
    Jess
    http://flourchildjessie.blogspot.com/

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    Daisy — December 24, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    you taking full advantage of the peppermint chocolate combo in all forms is highly appreciated. These look delightful. Merry Christmas Jen!

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    nan — December 16, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Do you add the crushed peppermint before or after adding the chocolate chips?

    • beantownbaker — December 17th, 2013 @ 10:58 am

      At the same time that you add the chocolate chips. I’m updating the recipe to be more clear.

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    Taylor — December 20, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I was wondering if i could just do a second cup of regular sugar instead of the brown sugar? i am all out…

    • beantownbaker — December 26th, 2013 @ 10:57 am

      Hi Taylor. Sorry for not responding sooner, I was offline for the holidays. The brown sugar really enhances the texture of these cookies. If you have molasses, you can make your own brown sugar by mixing molasses and white sugar. Otherwise, go ahead and use all white, just be aware that they won’t be as soft and chewy. Happy Holidays!

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    April — December 16, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Do I need to adjust the recipe for my high altitude?

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