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Chocolate Curry Ice Cream

In honor of back to school, I’ve decided to cook the alphabet.  A little A-Z of recipe goodness.  Today’s post is brought to you by the letter C. Stay tuned for the rest to come.
The other day I found myself home alone with a little time on my hands, and this situation usually leads to devious behavior.  After a quick scan of the pantry, refrigerator, and freezer, I landed on an activity to occupy my time.  Now, I’ve been wanting to make this item for sometime now, but I never seem to have the ingredients on hand, or the time, or the audience who is willing to eat it.  But I figured, what the heck.  Its pouring outside, I’m in my pj at 7pm, and I’ve got nothing better to do.  Now’s the time.

This is the start of something good.

I made ice cream, but not just any ice cream.  I made a Chocolate Curry ice cream.  Yep, you read that right.  Chocolate curry.

In a curry.

We make ice cream a lot around the casa.  So much so, that the ice cream maker had to go on hiatus because our joy for the process was beginning to show and I don’t just mean in our happy smiles, I mean in our waistlines.  But I figured this was a good enough reason to bring it back out.

Chopped!

I started with a rich, velvety chocolate ice cream base.  Like super rich.  Kettle actually thought I had made a custard base, but really the chocolate flavor is just that rich.  I used both dark chocolate and chocolate cocoa powder, not because I’m that creative, just because I ran out of dark and realized the new container was just regular.  I also used a mix of milk and semi-sweet chocolate chunks, once again not because I am a cooking genius, but because that’s what I had on hand.    As for the curry powder, this is the step that requires the most care.  Curry is a very strong ingredient and could easily overpower the whole flavor scene.  I went with the less is more philosophy since it was a first attempt.  It wasn’t overpowering by any means, it just provided some spice and depth on the backside of each taste.  In the future, I may add a little more.  This step is really up to you though and requires excessive taste testing!

In need of a tongue bath

Chocolate Curry Ice Cream

based on a chocolate ice cream found here.

2+1/4 cups heavy cream

3 tbsp unsweetened dark cocoa powder

3 tbsp unsweetened milk cocoa powder

1 cup sugar

pinch of salt

3oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

1 oz milk chocolate, chopped

1 cup whole milk

1 tsp vanilla

Curry powder to taste (I used 2 tsp)

Whisk together cream, cocoa powder, sugar and salt on stove and bring to boil.  Whisk in chopped chocolate until melted, then whisk in milk, curry, and vanilla.  Chill mixture in the refrigerator. Once cool, pour into ice cream maker and let stir for about 15-20 min (or as recommended by machine).  Transfer to freezer and enjoy!

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Homemade Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sorry about the lack of posts last week.  My dog literally ate my ‘homework’, which in baking terms means my dog (Kettle calls her “the stomach”) attempted to eat a 2lb bag of flour while I was at work and became violently ill, consuming a lot of my time last week. She is going to be fine, but the jury is still out on the carpet.  May you never have to try to get paste made from flour and dogdrool out of your carpet!  What a mess.  But enough with the excuses and on to the good stuff!  Baseball/ballpark food week continues!

So festive and fun!

Mmm hmmm, you read the title of this post right.  I went there.  I made them at home there by forcing myself to eat way too many of them.  But you know what?  I liked it. Every last bite.
The cookie ice cream sandwich is my brother’s weakness.  The boy can pop them down like its going out of style.  Not normally someone I would like to for recipe ideas or food advice, he is a true junk foodie, whose diet includes things like Hot Pockets and Doritos. But in the case of the cookie ice cream sandwich, I can’t fault him.  They are dang good and even better on a hot day.

Who doesnt love having these guys around?

These are silly easy and I think that is the biggest problem with the recipe.  If you can make chocolate chip cookies, and have the patience to combine said cookies with ice cream in an orderly fashion (as opposed to swallowing them all whole in some cookie monster style feeding frenzy), then you can make them too!  Oh, and mini sous chefs love them too.  Then again, I think everyone loves them.

In need of sprinkles.

The only bonus to making them at home, besides being able to play with different cookie/ice cream combos, is portion control.  I chose to make mine on the smaller side as to minimize the guilt of eating them.  Oh, who am I kidding, I don’t feel guilt.

I swear I didnt eat them all!

Homemade Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

For this recipe, I used a classic chocolate chip cookie and paired it with vanilla ice cream.  Feel free to get creative!  You can use any combo you can think of!

Classic Chocolate chip cookies (small batch)

1+1/8 cup flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

3/8 cup brown sugar

3/8 cup white sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 egg

4-6oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream together butter, white sugar, brown sugar and vanilla.  Beat in egg.  Slowly combine in dry ingredients.  Once well combined, fold in chocolate chips.  Bake at 375°F for 8-10 minutes.

Make cookies as directed and allow them to fully cool on a cooling rack.  Be careful to make evenly sized cookies so they make prettier sandwiches.  I made the cookies one night and assembled the sandwiches the next so I didn’t rush it.   When you are ready to assemble, let the ice cream sit on the counter for 15 minutes.  This allows it to soften and make assembly much easier.  Assemble cookies and ice cream, and then rotate sandwich on end in a bowl of sprinkles (or mini chips) to decorate.  Pop sandwiches back in the freezer for a few minutes to allow the ice cream to firm back up.
Enjoy!