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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Award winning Mocha Madness Ice Cream

We had our annual ice cream social at the kids’ school Tuesday evening.  Some people make homemade ice cream which is judged and some awards are given.  Others bring Blue Bell.  Which do you think I did?

Of course, I made some. 

I made two in fact.

One of them even came home a winner.  And here it is.

Mocha Madness Ice Cream
from the King Arthur Flour website and blog

Ingredients:

1 cup cold whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons espresso powder
2 tablespoons dark or Dutch-process cocoa powder (sifted to remove lumps)
2 cups cold heavy/whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 chocolate filled Oreo cookies, broken into small pieces

You will also need:

Stand mixer with whisk attachment or bowl and whisk
Ice cream freezer
Freezer safe plastic canister or container

Method:

Either with a stand mixer with whisk attachment or with a bowl and whisk in hand, mix together the milk, sugar, espresso powder and cocoa.  The sugar should be dissolved, the espresso powder should be fully incorporated and there may be just a little cocoa powder that is still floating on top.  Mix in the heavy cream and vanilla and whisk until a little frothy and everything is fully incorporated.

Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Once it has reached “soft serve” consistency, add in the Oreo pieces and allow to mix until evenly distributed.  Immediately transfer to a freezer safe container (I like to use a plastic canister) and freeze for a minimum of 2-3 hours or overnight.

Eat.

Attend Mocha Madness Anonymous meeting.

Repeat.

Do you notice the lack of pictures?  Yeah… it didn’t last long enough for pictures to be taken.  There are some posted over on the King Arthur Flour site if you’re interested.  They also include some instructions for if you don’t have an ice cream maker.

Oh, yes, I did say that I made two didn’t I.  Well, the other was Orange Sherbet.  It was good, but I’m not completely satisfied with it and would like to tweak it a little before sharing the recipe.  Soon, though.  Very soon.

2 Comments:

onlinepastrychef said...

Congrats, Donna! Sounds like a winner and something you could add a ton of other stuff to, too. Chocolate-covered espresso beans, anyone?

Kudos Kitchen said...

Congratulations on winning the ice cream competition. I can see why. This recipe sounds amazing! What's not to love? BTW, your header is adorable and it would make a really cute hand painted trivet. Let me know if you're interested. Congratulations again! You deserve the win.