Dark Chocolate Ice Cream


Servings: 4 cups

2 cups 3% (whole) milk
4 tsp cornstarch
1 1/2 cups 35% heavy cream
2 oz  70% (or darker) dark chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup of the milk with the cornstarch and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat and stir 1/2 cup of the heavy cream with the dark chocolate over low heat,  just until melted. Remove from heat.
  3. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, whisk together the remaining milk, cream, sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, stirring often; reduce heat to medium and cook for an addition 3-4 minutes.
  4. Stir in the cornstarch mixture and cook until thickened, 2-3 minutes.
  5. Stir in the melted chocolate mixture and pour it into a square metal cake pan. Cover with plastic wrap with direct contact to the surface of the custard.
  6. Refrigerate until chilled, about 75-90 minutes.
  7. Transfer the mixture to a freezer-proof container and freeze until firm but not solid.
  8. Scrape the mixture into a food processor and purée until smooth.
  9. Pour back into the freezer-proof container and freeze until firm.


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