29 August 2007

worth its (rock) salt...

as a final ode to summer & for what's cooking wednesday...today's special is one of the faves from the ice cream season. it combines several of my favorite food concepts: coffee (specifically espresso), chocolate & a good shot of Kahlua! i cannot keep my spoon out of it when it is around...mmmmmmmm...

Kahlua Espresso Ice Cream with Chocolate Bits
*Brew espresso to measure 1/2 c., add 1 T sugar to espresso & reduce by 1/3 volume over medium heat- cool.

*Using a potato peeler, shave 50 grams Valrhona dark (61%) chocolate - set aside.

*Beat 5 egg yolks until thick & pale yellow - set aside.

*Combine 1/2 c. heavy cream, 1 + 1/8 c. milk & 1 c. sugar in a saucepan - heat over medium to dissolve the sugar.

*Pour a small bit of the heated milk mix into the eggs, beating well...when mix is warmed, add the rest of the milk mix in a slow stream...pour entire mix back into saucepan.

*Heat egg/milk mix until custard will coat the back of a wooden spoon.

*Strain into metal bowl placed over a dish of ice...allow to cool.

*When cool add espresso & 1/4 c. Kahlua & chocolate shavings.

*Whip 1/2 + 1/8 c. whipping cream, then fold into custard.

*Freeze in ice cream machine & enjoy!!


Wicked H said...

You scream, I scream, we ALL scream for Ice Cream!!!!!

Looks fantastic, Enjoy!

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

You're really making an ice cream machine look like a good idea...yum!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ohmigosh that ice cream looks so good.
If it were in front of me I would dive face first into the bowl.
I know you enjoyed every spoonful.
Have a wonderous weekend.

qualcosa di bello said...

h...oh i did enjoy to the detrimemnt of my jeans!

sognatrice...an ice cream machine has become an indispesible piece of kitchen equipment. (20 bucks at w*lmart - did i just say that???)

frances...yes, i have no resistance...i am totally powerless over ice cream! have a fab weekend yourself!