02 June 2009

Ghiradelli Chocolate Ice Cream

Last night I made chocolate ice cream in my Cuisinart Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Maker. If you don't have one of these, and you love ice cream like I do, you must get one! They are about $50, but you can use the coupons at Macy's or BB&B & get it for 20% off. It's so simple to use you will find that you use it weekly. And when you compare the cost of weekly pints of Ben & Jerry's to the machine, it'll pay off in the short term!

4 squares Ghiradelli 100% Cacao Unsweetened Baking Bar
3 cups heavy cream
2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Melt chocolate in double boiler over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth and creamy. Very slowly add 1 cup of cream, stirring until smooth. Whisk in remaining cream, sugar, and vanilla, stirring until sugar has disolved. Let cool in refrigerator. Add to ice cream machine and churn until thick, about 20 minutes. Store tightly in freezer.