Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hundredth Recipe!

Here it is dear readers, recipe number 100 on Hungry Cravings! I just celebrated my first blogiversary a couple of weeks ago, and now I’ve reached another milestone—the triple digits! All in just over one year! I mean 100 recipes—that’s enough to fill an entire cookbook. But there’s a whole lot more where that came from, and I feel like I’ve only just begun!

So I thought that for nice, big round number like 100, I need something really memorable. Something intense and indulgent. Something completely over the top. Something chocolate, of course! Because I always celebrate with chocolate. Readers, for each and every one of you, I have a smile, a warm hug, and a bowlful of my hundredth recipe, Dark Chocolate Ice Cream.


Dark Chocolate Ice Cream
Printable Recipe

7 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped or 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 ½ cups milk
6 large egg yolks
¾ cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Place the chocolate into a medium bowl, place the bowl over a medium pan of simmering water, and heat, stirring frequently, until melted. Bring the milk to a bare simmer in a small, heavy saucepan. Whisk together the yolks and sugar in a large bowl. Continue whisking while adding the hot milk in a thin stream. Place the bowl with the yolk mixture over the pan of simmering water, and heat, whisking constantly, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Immediately strain through a fine mesh sieve into a clean bowl and whisk in the chocolate, cream, and vanilla. Chill over an ice bath until ice-cold. Transfer to an ice cream maker and churn until frozen. Transfer to a container and freeze for 4 to 6 hours before serving.

Makes about 2 quarts. For the best texture, enjoy within a day or two of churning.


Sock Monkey said...

Oh my gosh that looks soooo good. Can't wait for number 200!

Kathy Walker said...

Looks delicious and the raspberries are beautiful!

Brilynn said...

Chocolate ice cream is definitely a great way to celebrate 100 posts! Great shots of a tricky subject, btw!

Bombay Foodie said...

Congratulations! You did come up with the perfect celebration recipe.

Hillary said...

Congratulations on your 100th recipe! What a great way to celebrate.

Chew on That

einmaleins said...

Congrats on 100 recipes!
Here's to the next 100!

oneordinaryday said...

Chocolate and raspberries are definitely a good way to celebrate. Congrats!

egg to the apples said...

Good work on the 100th post, I enjoy your bloggie blog.

Lucy Vaserfirer said...

Thanks everybody! I'm hard at work on recipe number 101...

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