Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Wednesday, 9th June 2010

My ice cream maker has been hard at work for the last week.  Who knew making my first quart of ice cream, Mint Chocolate Chip, would lead to making a quart every other day.  With so many different flavours to try I may just have to invest in a second attachment.

A photo of a scoop of chocolate ice cream in a silver ice cream scoop dispenser on a marble slab.

Matt really enjoyed the texture of the Mint Chocolate Chip but he felt it was a little too herbaceous, sorry Isaac, next time I’ll be swapping out the mint leaves and using mint extract.

A photo of 3 white bowls of chocolate ice cream on a pink sheet of paper.

If you are a chocolate lover you’ll want to try this recipe for Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Ice Cream, it is very rich, creamy and delicious.  The pinch of salt helps to bring out the rich chocolate flavour.  I’ve made 3 batches already.  I found the first batch a little grainy and decided to pass the chocolate-milk mixture through a fine sieve the second and third time and it made a big difference in the texture of the ice cream, so very creamy.

a photo of 4 ice cream comes of chocolate ice cream in a blue egg tray on a white waffle tea towel.

I am looking forward to experimenting with different recipes to find the perfect base recipe, one with an extra creamy texture.

A photo of an upside down sugar cone with chocolate ice cream in a blue egg tray on a wooden placemat.

With summer upon us I couldn’t have picked a better time to pull out the ice cream maker and start experimenting with ice cream, especially with berry season just around the corner.  My mind has been whirling with ideas, different combinations, and experimenting with different flavours.  The possibilities are endless and experimenting will be a lot of fun.

A photo of a bowl of chocolate ice cream on a blue waffle tea towel.

Who doesn’t enjoy a bowl of ice cream on a hot summer’s day?

A photo of 2 bowls of chocolate ice cream, one green and one pink on a green placemat.

A photo of chocolate ice cream in a waffle cone on a marble slab.

A photo of a blue bowl of chocolate ice cream with a pink spoon, as well as a blue ice cream tub and 3 colourful stacked bowls.

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Comments (6)

6 Responses to “Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Ice Cream – Creamy & Delicious”

  1. WineDineTv Says:

    Thank you Grace for the Ice Cream inspiration. Our machine is sleeping in the kitchen cabinet for the last 2 years, but no more.
    Beautiful photos Liana!
    Judit & Corina

  2. Grace Says:

    Thank you from one mother/daughter team to another. Isn’t it funny how that happens, ours was sleeping in the storage room.

  3. Marly Says:

    Have I ever told you how much I love coming to your site? I love the recipes, the stories, and of course the beautiful and playful pictures. They create a story about your food that I just love. Thanks!

  4. Grace Says:

    You always have a way to make me chuckle, you are too sweet!

  5. Emma (ecoprincess) Says:

    This looks so good! Definitely bookmarking it to try soon!

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