So I was twittering yesterday because all the cool kids are doing it and I saw "pinkcupcakegirl" say she hadn't heard of chocolate, chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. I thought... me either! and why not? It's chocolate and cookie dough.... what's the deal! So I thought we better make some and find out whats behind this little mystery.
First, I made the chocolate sauce which is dark cocoa powder, organic vanilla extract, organic sugar.
I put all three in a bowl together and add just a small amount of hot water. (I know you great chefs out there are probably yelling at your computers right now like a construction worker watching a football game) but trust me it works really good. No heating or cooking needed.
I wisk all the ingredients together till it's a thick chocolate sauce. I make my own because if you buy ANY chocolate sauce to make ice cream with... it's not even close.
Now, if you taste this sauce before you add the ice cream mix you won't like it! It's not sweet. If you make it sweet now, it will be too sweet as an ice cream or gelato.
Next I pour in an equal amount of ice cream mix... I like dark chocolate and I like mine strong. I want to know I'm eating chocolate no question.
Next, I froze the mix using liquid nitrogen in the G4.. yes I just happened to have one of these machines sitting around...:)
Last, I mixed in the cookie dough, I mix the cookie dough and frozen ice cream together for only 2-3 seconds. I want cookie dough chunks in chocolate ice cream not chocolate cookie dough flavored ice cream... make sense? Good..
Also, I was lazy and used store bought cookie dough.
Your freezing process will probably be different than mine so if you try this recipe let me know how it turns out for you and how you froze your mix. I would like to hear about it.
This whole process took less than 5 minutes from start to finish. That includes making the chocolate, adding the ice cream mix and freezing. I made about a pint.
I know all ice cream makers are different so the freeze time will vary.
It tasted Fantastic! I mean really fantastic, better than the vanilla version. I think it should be in the stores for sale!
Here's to you "pinkcupcakegirl".