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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12 Responses to “Goat Cheese Cake with Peach and Blueberry Topping”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — September 1, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I’m like you and totally try out recipes based on photos! I think goat cheese and fruit are always a perfect combo. The goat cheesecake sounds intriguing!

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    Lauren — September 1, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Looks and sounds amazing! I’m totally with you about photos of food – they are typically what tempt me to make a recipe.

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    Amanda — September 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    This cake looks DELICIOUS!

    I’d never heard of using goat cheese in a cheesecake, but I’m intrigued.

    I, too, much prefer pictures. Sometimes you just don’t put the ingredients together in your head the right way and it comes out looking totally different than you expected. I also flip through the book faster and I tend to not find recipes unless there are pics!

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    Beeb — September 1, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    i think trying something new without any idea what it should look like it rough. i love pictures but most cookbooks dont seem to have enough. i think thats why i love this blog so much, you take TONS! 🙂

    i am very intrigued by this recipe. but i dont eat blueberries or peaches. is it good by itself? or is the fruit greatly needed??

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    Jen — September 1, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Beeb – It’s similar to any other cheesecake. It was good on it’s own, but the fruit really enhanced the flavor. Are there other fruits you like that you could top it with? Strawberries and blueberries would be great!

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    We Are Not Martha — September 1, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Oh yum! I totally want to try this. I love goat cheese (and fruit) and bet this would make an amazing cake!

    I like photos too, but sometimes I get a little too into them. Like the other night when I forgot to add raisins to my cinnamon raisin bread because they weren’t in the photo 🙂

    Sues

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    Elina — September 2, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    I definitely prefer recipes with pictures but if a description is really good (or intriguing) or if an author points it out as a favorite… or lastly if it’s a source I trust, I go for it. With that said, I’m glad you made it and posted pictures. This cake looks (and sounds) absolutely fantastic!!!

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    flavourfulbounty — September 3, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    This looks really good. I agree that sometimes I eat with my eyes. I love photos, but not the ones that look almost fake since they are so perfect. That’s why I love food blogs – usually it is just the food as it will be served.

    I cook from a lot of different sources, and will try recipes that are appealing without any pics either. Sometimes it is more difficult when I am completely unfamiliar with the dish, though.

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    Ingrid — September 4, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Photos! I love yours…the “cake” looks so pretty with it’s white lip and fruit piled high.
    ~ingrid

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    Cara — September 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Sounds wonderful. I can see how it would be more of a “cheesecake” than a “cheese cake” because there’s such a small amount of flour. As we move into fall, I bet it would be delicious with a topping of figs sauteed with honey… mmm… honey figs and goat cheese!

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    Shannon — September 15, 2010 at 1:45 am

    LOVE goat cheese cheesecake 🙂 peaches and blueberries seem like another good topper (i recently made one with figs and raspberries!)

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    Jay — February 21, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    i really have to bake that cake for my boyfriend who has a milk intolerance. thank you for posting this many recipes with goat cheese 🙂
    best wishes, jay, my blog: artandloveandme.blogspot.com

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