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Cherry & White Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

July/August 2008

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Chunks of white chocolate and cherries make homemade chocolate ice cream even more decadent.


Cherry & White Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Makes: 8 servings, 1/2 cup each (1 quart)

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 cups low-fat milk, divided
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 14-ounce can nonfat sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 ounces chopped unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen chopped cherries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chunks

Preparation

  1. Sprinkle gelatin over water in a small bowl; let stand, stirring once or twice, while you make the base for the ice cream.
  2. Pour 1 1/2 cups milk into a large saucepan. Add cocoa and chocolate to the milk.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

Per serving: 307 calories; 10 g fat (6 g sat, 3 g mono); 91 mg cholesterol; 47 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 2 g fiber; 115 mg sodium; 627 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (28% daily value), Magnesium & Potassium (18% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

Exchanges: 1/2 low-fat milk, 2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat


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