Chocolate wafer cookies and toasted walnuts are a delightful way to jazz up chocolate ice cream.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2008

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Recipe Summary

total:
2 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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 chopped cookies and walnuts to the ice cream maker. If necessary, place the ice cream in the freezer to firm up before serving.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 week.

Equipment: Ice cream maker

Tip: Toasting chopped nuts: Cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes. Cool toasted nuts completely before adding them to the ice cream maker.

Nutrition Facts

316 calories; protein 10.6g 21% DV; carbohydrates 45.7g 15% DV; dietary fiber 2.7g 11% DV; sugars 38.8g; fat 10.8g 17% DV; saturated fat 4.4g 22% DV; cholesterol 80.3mg 27% DV; vitamin a iu 399.2IU 8% DV; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 20.4mcg 5% DV; calcium 264.3mg 26% DV; iron 2.2mg 12% DV; magnesium 86.1mg 31% DV; potassium 743.7mg 21% DV; sodium 132.5mg 5% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 21% DV.