Chunks of white chocolate and cherries make homemade chocolate ice cream even more decadent. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2008

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Sprinkle gelatin over water in a small bowl; let stand, stirring once or twice, while you make the base for the ice cream.

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  • Pour 1 1/2 cups milk into a large saucepan. Add cocoa and chocolate to the milk.

  • Heat the milk mixture over medium heat until steaming. Whisk egg yolks and condensed milk in a medium bowl. Gradually pour in the hot milk, whisking until blended. Return the mixture to the pan and cook over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the back of the spoon is lightly coated, 3 to 5 minutes. Do not bring to a boil or the custard will curdle.

  • Strain the custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean large bowl. Add the softened gelatin and whisk until melted. Whisk in the remaining 1 1/2 cups milk. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours.

  • Whisk the ice cream mixture and pour into the canister of an ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer's directions. During the last 5 minutes of freezing, add cherries and white chocolate chunks to the ice cream maker. If necessary, place the ice cream in the freezer to firm up before serving.

Nutrition Facts

276 calories; 9 g total fat; 3.9 g saturated fat; 80 mg cholesterol; 97 mg sodium. 730 mg potassium; 39.4 g carbohydrates; 2.4 g fiber; 35 g sugar; 10.4 g protein; 399 IU vitamin a iu; 20 mcg folate; 264 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 86 mg magnesium;