Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Cocoa Nib Ice Cream

Cocoa Nib Ice Cream

It looks suspiciously like vanilla, but one bite into this ice cream dispels your assumptions. It tastes a bit like chocolate, but not quite. It's a hint of chocolate that reminds me of malted chocolate milkshakes, mild cocoa powder, and something I can't quite put my finger on.

It is damn delicious.

Cocoa Nib Ice Cream
adapted from Alice Medrich's Bittersweet.

1.5 cups heavy cream
1.5 cups whole milk
1/4 cup cocoa nibs, finely chopped
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt

Bring the cream, milk, nibs, sugar and salt to a boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat, cover, and let steep for 20 minutes. Pour the cream mixture through a fine strainer into a bowl. Discard the nibs. Refrigerate, covered, until chilled. Freeze according to your ice cream maker's directions.

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