Thursday, February 10, 2011

coffee ice cream with shaved dark chocolate

back to back ice creams in february. what can i say? i am my mother's daughter, and when the world gives you a gallon of whole milk, you must find a use for it...


1 cup whole milk
3 tablespoons coarsely ground coffee (i used sumatra, and the fresher it is the better)
3 egg yolks
2/3 cup sugar
2 cups cream
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 oz dark chocolate, shaved (i used a vegetable peeler)

combine the coffee grounds and milk in a double boiler and allow to infuse for 5-7 minutes or until the milk  is nicely tinted. strain the grounds from the milk, using a fine mesh sieve and set aside.

in a large bowl, mix together the egg yolks and sugar (it will be quite thick). gradually add the infused milk to the egg mixture while stirring constantly. adding the hot milk too quickly, or failing to stir while adding it will result in scrambled eggs (yuck). once the egg mixture has been combined with the milk mixture, return it to the double boiler and stir continuously until it is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon. remove the mixture from the heat and add the cream, vanilla, and salt. give it a taste. does it rock? it should. allow it to cool completely before transferring to an ice cream machine. churn for approximately 20 minutes, adding the chocolate shavings at the very end. store in an airtight container and enjoy : )


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