Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wonderful Wednesday - Dairy Free Ice Cream

I got an ice cream machine. Well, another one. I have the one for my mixer but I can't take my mixer and the ice cream attachment with me. So, I bought a small 2 quart one and set out to make my own ice cream. I don't think you can make bad ice cream but it taste so much better than what I can buy around here.
I was looking around for recipe ideas when I found this one by Laura on I'm an Organized Junkie. It was so easy to make and only took 20 minutes in my ice cream maker. I did find that if you run your sugar through a food processor (I have my small Ninja bowl at the camper) that it makes for a finer ice cream.
My brother-in-law does not like marshmallows. (How can you not like marshmallows!?) So I decided to make some chocolate ice cream using Laura's recipe.

To make the ice cream chocolate I added 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the 1/3 cup of sugar and pulsed it in my Ninja to make sure it was combined. I then added it to the 1 cup of milk and 2 cups of marshmallows in my small pan. I did everything else the same as in Laura's recipe. It could have used a bit longer than the 20 minutes but I had more to make so I let it finish up in the freezer. It turned out great and both the vanilla and chocolate ice cream went wonderful with the strawberry crisp.
*Note - this is not a sweet chocolate ice cream. My kids are used to dark chocolate as we can't have milk chocolate but it might be a bit strong for those who are not used to it.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? I'm open for ideas.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you liked the recipe, yay! I've never tried chocolate but will definitely have to give it a try soon. Thanks!