Sunday, January 16, 2011

Here’s the scientific evidence of what i was saying before

you do not have to own an ice cream machine to make a wonderful, yummy ice cream


here is the most amazing, creamy, chocolate ice cream, made w/o any ice cream machine! don’t believe me? try it!


it makes a huge batch, of course you can halve or quarter (as in the original) the recipe


adapted from here


1 quart (4 cups) of milk (better whole milk)

8 egg yolks

400 g  (14 oz.) dark chocolate (chopped up very finely) – i used one with 74% cocoa solids

1 1/2 cups + 1 tbsp granulated sugar

50 g (1/3 cup + 2 tbsp) unsweetened cocoa powder

vanilla extract


2 egg whites

4 heaping tbsp granulated sugar



beat egg yolks and sugar until fluffy and pale;

meanwhile bring milk to a boil, with the chopped chocolate and cocoa (stirring every now and then, so you allow chocolate to melt evenly);

gradually pour milk onto the beaten yolks and sugar, whisking constantly, until you get a nice and smooth mixture;

place over heat again, and allow to cook on low heat stirring constantly until the mixture coats the back of a spoon; do not allow it to boil or it will scrumble;

remove from heat and allow to cool completely (best overnight);

add the vanilla to the base;

start whipping the egg whites en bain marie (that’s a way to pasteurize them); gradually add the sugar and beat until stiff peaks form;

after about 10-15 minutes, when the bain marie water is hot, remove the bowl with the meringue from heat and continue beating egg whites until the bowl (and the meringue) has cooled down;

fold this into the base;

pour this mixture into a shallow, freezer safe container (better if it’s a steel bowl or so), and mix using a hand mixer every 45 minutes for the following 3 hours or so; (i personally “churn” it 2 times on the first day, and one last time after 24 hours after the second “churning”, and allow to set completely in the freezer – see also my notes here).



  1. This idea of another blog in English is great!! I absolutely adore it!! (You know why... :P). Do you really want to be a writer? Me, too. We've got a lot in common... =) BTW, what do you like to write about?

  2. This looks so delicious. I've made ice cream without a machine for most of my married life and never had problems. I really love your blog and will be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  3. You left a kind comment on my blog, thank you so much! This ice cream really looks great, so creamy! Glad there's no need for ice cream machine. One more appliance in my kitchen, and it will start looking like a store :)

  4. thanks everybody, i'm really honoured to have all of you amazing cooks here!

    @melita: if i bring another appliance home (which i would really like to do) my parents will kick ME out lol it's me or the appliance, there isn't gonna be room for all of us :D basically, my choice :D
    but i really need some more appliances :( like an immersion blender, that would be really helpful :(


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