I know, I know, all those who are rolling their eyes in disbelief and shaking their heads in disapproval seeing a post on recipe of Ice-cream come at the far end of summers, I guess a part in me which leans towards being reasonable and commonsensical would agree with all of you. However the excited half of me, which has often pushed me to make many unreasonable moves in my life, stares back at realist and asks, why play by rulebook all the time? Be impulsive. Sometimes it is fun to be crazy.
Last weekend when I woke up, a gang of dark clouds seemed to be hanging around in skies. I grabbed my dose of morning coffee and came stood in my balcony. I was unsure if it would rain that day, but the romantic inside me grew in optimism looking at the dark clouds and the heavy rains seemed imminent. It had begun to drizzle that Sunday morning as I finished my cup of coffee and I felt barely woken up but the first few droplets had stirred me completely. This was the first rain of the season and the occasion demanded some celebratory dish. On any other rainy day, the choices would have been obvious, the hot, fried fritters or a spicy curry with piping hot steamed rice and such usual preparations, but I was not moved at all by any of these ideas.
I moved in my kitchen to fetch myself another cup of coffee, and as I pulled open the refrigerator door to get milk, I saw a can of condensed milk staring back at me and I felt a radical and a romantic thought creating a stir inside me. The warm enough coffee with its gentle whiff of aroma and a steady symphony of pitter-patter produced from rain drops colliding on tin roof had transformed the fledgling of the idea into a full blown recipe-Chocolate Walnut Ice-cream.
The slightest of urge to challenge this thought on grounds of rationality was firmly struck down by my impulsive other half and the desire to make some adventurous choice had grew inside. So putting all the speculations and negatives to rest I had my made my choice. It would be a sinful chocolate walnut ice-cream with some extra melted chocolate to make it more decadent, more indulgent, and more sinful.
This recipe is exactly what one wishes for a dessert to be- simple enough to be made quickly and lavish enough to make you feel luxuriously self –indulgent.The recipe calls for just 4 ingredients, melted chocolate, whipping cream, condensed milk and walnut powder.Mix together whipping cream and condensed milk with an electric beater for couple of minutes. Add melted chocolate and walnut powder and whip them together one more time till the final mixture attains satiny and ribbon like consistency. We melted the chocolate bar with double boiler method. See the video below for double boiler process
The walnuts must be slightly toasted to eliminate the bitterness possessed by raw walnuts and to bring out its earthy flavor and then grounded into fine (or coarse) powder depending upon personal preferences.
I whipped up this Ice-cream for my Sunday noon indulgence and licked my bowl clean listening to the symphony of rain drops.
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- 500 grams whipping cream
- 250 grams condensed milk
- ½ cup walnuts. Toast the walnuts and then ground them into fine powder.
- 250 grams dark chocolate bar (cut into cubes).Melt the chocolate cubes using double boiler method.
- Put whipping cream into a large bowl and add condensed milk to it.
- Whip at medium speed for couple of minutes and mix the ingredients.Now add melted chocolate, walnut powder.Mix the ingredients for couple of minutes.
- The Ice-Cream mixture is ready to be refrigerated.
- Ice-cream can be refrigerated in an air tight container.Ensure there are no traces of moisture in container to prevent formation of ice particles.
- Pour the mixture in the container.Level the mixture.Cover the container tightly.Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
- Tip: Temperature of deep freezer must be set to max for faster cooling.
- Ensure that you have defrosted before freezing the ice-cream.
- The container must be in direct contact of the bottom of freezer for efficient cooling.
- Never keep the ice-cream container on top of ice-cream trays or any other container.
- Ice-cream must be allowed to set for 8 hours at minimum or preferably overnight.
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