Sunday, September 4, 2011

Frozen Dark Chocolate Custard! Oh, Lord...this is what heaven must be like!!!

Ice cream is my kryptonite, whenever it is around, I am completely weak! This recipe is probably the best chocolate ice cream I've made or eaten. 

Dark Chocolate Frozen Custard
5 egg yolks
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch processed cocoa powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 cup milk (I used 2%, it’s what I had)
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Heat milk in a sauce pan over medium-low heat until starts to bubble around the edges. In a medium size mixing bowl, sift cocoa powder. Add yolks and sugar. Whisk mixture, it will be thick.

Pour 1/4 cup of milk into the chocolate mixture at a time- whisking to incorporate. Do not pour all the milk in at once- this will cook your eggs. Return the mixture to the sauce pan and put over low heat. You’re going to want to stir this sauce constantly to prevent burning and cook it over low heat to prevent your eggs from cooking too much. Cook the mixture for 5-6 minutes , until it coats the back of a metal spoon.

Pour custard through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl that will be covered with cellophane and leave in the refrigerator for the next six to eight hours.

After the custard has set, remove from the fridge and take off the plastic wrap. Pour in the cream and vanilla. Mix gently. Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker and follow manufactures instructions.  

* Next time I make this I will use castor sugar and dissolve in 1/4c to 1/2c of the heated milk.


  1. Thanks for making me want chocolate! haha! This looks delish!

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  2. What does Notes:
    * Next I will castor sugar and dissolve in 1/4c to 1/2c heated milk. mean?

    Is there another step? This looks so good I am going to try to make it tomorrow!

  3. This is definitely my weakness--love frozen custard! Following via Networked Blogs and found you through the Wild Card Weekend Blog Hop.

  4. This looks dangerously good ( dangerous as in I might stuff myself eating it all LOL) I have got to try this one tysm for sharing :)

  5. This loos so yummy! I have to try it. Stopping by from the Alexa Blog hop!

  6. Looks delicious!! As do a lot of your recipes. As soon as I saw your blog, I had to follow. Food and cats. Two of my favorite things!

  7. Okay, THIS is why I definitely need to invest in an ice cream maker. I love custard!

  8. This does look so good!!! And I just came back from a workout. LOL

  9. Looks delicious! Stopping by from the Managing Monday blog Hop! Hope you'll visit!

  10. Now that looks great! I love dark chocolate. thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  11. oh YUM! newest follower, sent over from the reflexions blog hop.

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  12. OOOH, this looks delicious. It's going strait to my Pinterst board! ;)

  13. This looks great! I like anything with chocolate in it! This weekend I made some chocolate home-made ice-cream as part of more birthday celebrations for my mom. We will probably have the last of it today!:) Thanks for participating in the GET CONNECTED TUESDAY BLOG HOP.

  14. I found you through the Tuesday Blog Hop at Parent Palace. And, with this recipe, I'm glad I did. It sounds delicious!

  15. Oh my goodness! I soo did not need to see this as I walk on the treadmill and pretend to be on a diet.:)

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  19. I am now officially hungry! :-)

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  20. are killing me! Love frozen custard...yummm! Following from Wayback Wednesday. You can visit me at

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  23. Wow!
    Foods looked so yummy here!
    I'm drooling by just looking at these pictures.

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  24. This looks delicious and has totally sparked a chocolate Your newest NetworkedBlogs follower from the Alexa hop
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  25. I sent this to my best friend in hopes that she'll make it for us! LOL Looks amazing!


  26. Oh my, is this even legal?? I am on to read the squash casserole next. New follower from the over 40 blog hop.

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  28. That looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

    I am a new follower from the Alexa blog hop!

  29. That looks SO good!!!

    I'm a new follower from FNF blog hop! I hope you'll follow back! Thanks!

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  33. Wow, that looks good! The pic reminded me of a Frosty from Wendys. LOL
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  34. Seems like not many people commenting have actually made the recipe. I did...and it was very good. I was looking for an Andy's Frozen Custard-like recipe and this was better in my opinion. I used Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate cocoa powder. If you keep it in the freezer, you'll need to let it thaw a bit before eating (just like other frozen custards).