Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Chocolate Ice Cream Philadelphia Style

There are many things happened during this period that making me feel extremely busy. Moreover my health isn't in good condition that I hardly want to do anything :(. Hope life can get back to normal soon and I will regain my energy to do some baking and do regular blogs visiting.

I have not planned to post this up soon, or rather post anything up due to my low engery level. However, I received comment from a memeber that I know through a forum. She tried 2 of my recipes that I posted up in my blog, chocolate ice cream and walnut banana ice cream, both are ice cream and she raved much that given me a lot of encouragement, same like others who left good words in my comment box. So, I am posting this chocolate ice cream for her, gguppyy, hope you will try this recipe soon :).

I always thought that I need to have ice cream maker in order to achieve creamy and non icy texture for ice cream. Even though I know that I can use mixer to whisk a few times to break the ice but I had once tried on the banana walnut custard ice cream cake, the birthday cake for my grandma (I had lost the photos so not able to post it up ), even though I had whisked thrice but I still felt the icy texture. Thus, I never cross my mind to make ice cream at home until I saw this Sicilian Chocolate Gelato and so nice of Angie to provide me with the link on "how to make ice cream without a machine" by David Lebovitz. Since dear daughter has been asking for ice cream after her every swimming session, this triggered me to give it a try on homemade ice cream. Instead of using recipe of Sicilian Chocolate Gelato, I picked the recipe from The Sweet Spot as I need to clear the whipping cream.

One down side about homemade ice cream, it melt much faster than commercial ice cream, probably due to no stabilizers added? I believe that freezing the ice cream in long hours will helps to harden the ice cream more and delay the melting take place. However I dun have chance to keep this ice cream in long hours, dear daughter finished it real fast. Anyone has any other tips to prevent the homemade ice cream from melting fast?

Recipe adapted from The Sweet Spot and originated from David Lebovitz's The Perfect Scoop.

Ingredients : (make about 1/2L)
250ml whipping cream
20g unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Valrohna)
85g unsweetened chocolate, chopped (I used Lindt milk chocolate since I need to clear off)
125ml milk
45g sugar (You may increase to 90g if you are using unsweetened chocolate)
1 tbsp kahlua (I omit since this was made for dear daughter)

Method :
1. Whisk together cream, cocoa powder, sugar and salt in a large saucepan. Heat the mixture, whisking frequently, until it comes to a full, rolling boil (Beware of burnt, make sure you get to the bottom and sides of the saucepan)
2. Remove from heat and whisk in the chocolate until it’s completely melted. Then whisk in milk. Add in Kahlua (optional).
3. Pour mixture into a blender and blend for 30 seconds, then pass through a strainer.
4. Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. (as I do not have ice cream maker, I just freezed and whisk the ice cream for total 3 times. Troublesome but worth it.)

The ice cream tasted rich and creamy like commercial branded ice cream. The sweetness is just nice for me, yummy! I actually wanted to whisk another one or two times to see any difference on the texture but, dear daughter finished the whole tub of ice cream within the next day, she dun even bother to leave some for me, her poor mum only got to tasted a few spoons after the photo shooting :(.


  1. Oh dear, I hope you are feeling better now Jess. Take care and recover soon!

    The ice-cream looks really creamy! must be very delicious!

  2. Ohhh... sorry to hear that you were not well too. I thought you were only busy at work.
    Take good care and don't worry too much about posting.

  3. wah, your daughter ate all the ice cream!! geng!

  4. jess, she's tempting you to make more ice cream for her in this super hot weather and she can share with you th next time ;D anyways, the ice cream sure look extremely delicious and definitely beat those commercial brands we can get out there (: psst, im tempted to try it too!

  5. You reminded me, haven't made ice cream for a long time. I like this since it does not use any eggs. Bookmarked!

  6. Good idea of making it without the machine. I don't have an ice-cream maker as well. Thanks for sharing such lovely treat. Hope you're well and do take care. Enjoy your day!
    Cheers, Kristy
    p/s you should take vitamin C-1000 (the one added to the water). Not capsule!

  7. Hope u are feeling better...

    I have not tried making ice cream b4...

  8. J, if you don't want your ice cream to melt that fast, try the custard method. It tends to fare better.

  9. BTW, Did you recover from a flu with high fever? If yes, perhaps that explains why you have got low energy level upon recovery.

  10. I never try on homemade ice-cream before, looks yummy!

  11. Hope you will regain your energy soon. Take care and have more rest.

    Your homemade ice-cream looks so drool worthy!!

  12. I'm so glad you posted this I can't wait to try the recipe. x

  13. this recipe seems really do-able for me! LOL...

    Glad you are well enough to post this. Thanks for sharing and take care!

  14. Jess,

    Take care and rest well! Will try this recipe too! Been wanting to try icecream but no machine.. hehehe... Thanks a lot!

  15. sorry to hear that you are not too well, get more rest and sleep.
    I've tried making ice cream before but i think the result is almost like yours, it's soft and melts very fast once it's out from the freezer

  16. wow your homemade icecream looks absolutely creamy and delicious!

    how much time did you give in between the manual mixing? I've tried making it once and I had large ice crystals even though I mixed the mixture every hour :(

    could you elaborate a little on your step 4, pretty please? :D after chilling - should i start whisking first, or put in the freezer before whisking? and how much time?

    thanks jess!

  17. aaawwww another recipe for me to try!!! Sweetness! :D
    Thnx so much!!

    Didnt know u were unwell jess...hope u are feeling better now. Take care *hugs*

  18. Your chocolate ice looks so very smooth and creamy.

  19. Hope that you are feeling better. This ice cream look very delicious. I'll probably this combination to reduce a little bit of fat content from my ice cream mix.

  20. Your ice cream is just what I need in this hot weather. Hope you feel better soon :)

  21. Hi Jess
    Hope you are feeling better now. You can drink red dates drink to boost your energy level. Add a few pieces of Dang Sen to enhance the effects. My mum always make this drink for me whenever I am tired or restless. Just cook it in a pot with all the ingredients till fragrant.
    Hope it helps. :-)

    Warmest Regards

  22. Yea, I myself have been making ice cream without a machine. Still OK.

    Philly style also works well, too. So far, have only made my ice cream with creme anglaise base.

  23. Jess, I've been wanting to make ice cream too! I want to bookmark this as your ice cream looks so good. I'm sure my boys will love it too.
    Take Care :))

  24. this choc ice cream is so inviting! do rest and recover well there!

  25. Hi Jess,

    Hope u are better today :) Do take care as the weather are pretty bad these days.

    Your homemade ice-cream really look delicious and yummy for hot weather.... will give it a go soon...thanks for sharing yr tips on it :)

  26. Yippee, I'm looking for a recipe that doesn't require raw egg yolks, this is the one! Thanks for posting this! Will try it's getting real hot these days!

  27. The recipe doesn't sound hard at all, I am very tempted to make homemade ice cream now...!

  28. Thanks j3ss.

    Thanks Wendy.

    Ya Swee San, and she even asked for more, gosh! thanks for sharing the recipe, the ice cream tasted really yummy.

  29. Sweetylicious, I will make the ice cream for her occasionally but not frequent cos I only allow her to eat once a week, if I make ice cream, she definitely eat more than that :P.

    SSB, I also will use recipe without eggs :).

    Thanks Kristy, I am taking Vit C :).

  30. 鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝, 吃多点别客气。

    Thanks Somewhere in Spore. Do give a try in homemade ice cream, not difficult at all.

    Thanks Edith for your tips. Yup I had high fever and having flu.

  31. DG, do give a try on homemade ice cream, is good :).

    Thanks Food for Tots.

    How to be perfect, do try it out, is yummy!

  32. Thanks Baking Fiend.

    Thanks Admin, hope you will try out soon :).

    Lena, the ice cream is not soft, is about like commericial ice cream when out from freezer but melt much faster.

  33. Janie, I didnt monitor the time but I wait for the ice cream to be hard, probably about 4 hours? What I did was, once the batter is ready, I freezed it in the freezer for about a few hours, until the batter is set/harden then i took out and whisk for about 5 mins. And repeat this proccess for 3 times.

    Thanks gguppyy. Do give this recipe a try, I personaly prefer this much more than the previous one.

    Thanks Angie, it did taste smooth and creamy.

  34. Thanks Zoe.

    Thanks Wiffy.

    Thanks Esther for sharing the recipe :).

  35. Yes Pei Lin, we do not need a ice cream machine to have homemade ice cream :).

    Ann, do try it out, this is really yummy.

    Thanks Petite Nyonya.

  36. Thanks Ellena. Do give it a try, I am sure your boy will love it :).

    Bee Bee, I only will try recipe without raw egg yolks too, I am not comfortable letting my gal taking raw egg :P.

    Cooking Gallery, this recipe is easy and delicious, do give it a try.

  37. Love the touch of Kahlua in the ice cream. YUM!

  38. This looks so creamy! I need to make this once it gets warmer outside.

  39. I have lost the "mood" too after suffering from a cold and cough for the past 2 weeks!

    Hope you get better soon too.

    I agree - with homemade ice-cream, don't have to talk abt storage cos it will be gone in seconds!

  40. hey Jess,

    do have a good rest ya. I am sure you will be back to blogging in no time. nice ice cream that looked like it came out from an ice cream maker.

  41. Ice cream... good for this hot weather ^_^

  42. Wow! great picture!

    I use liquid nitrogen to make ice cream ;)

  43. 1. should i use the dairy or non-dairy whipping cream?
    2. do i just pour the whipping cream in liquid form to mix with the cocoa powder and sugar ie. dont need to whip the cream first?
    thks alot for your advice
    Belle :)

  44. Hi Belle

    1. up to individual, I used dairy.
    2. dun need to whip the cream, just whisk to mix the whipping cream and cocoa powder and sugar and salt in the saucepan and heat up till rolling boil stage, keep stirring the mixture.

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