Musings of a Museum Fanatic: Chocolate Turtle Ice Cream

1.23.2014

Chocolate Turtle Ice Cream

Since I'm a fantastic friend I, last weekend when Stephanie and I had our bloggy/organize Betsy's kitchen weekend I decided to make a special ice cream just for her.  After getting some background info on her favorite flavors I figured out that this recipe is probably the closest I could get and still have the ice cream be easy!!  This recipe was adapted from Pinterest and pinned from Cravings of a Lunatic

Chocolate Turtle Ice Cream

Ingredients:
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup dark brown sugar
  • Pinch vanilla salt **
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla 
  • 10 Turtles, chopped (If I do this again I would chop them smaller!)
** I had noooo idea what vanilla salt was and didn't realize it was a weird salt until I was home.  I ended up just doing a pinch of regular salt and adding a couple drops more of vanilla.  Didn't affect it at all!

Directions:

1.  Combine sugars, cocoa, salt and whole milk. Mix until sugar dissolves. (I used the wisk attachment on my hand mixer.  Calls for stand mixer but the hand one worked very well.  Also the cocoa powder will fly everywhere be careful!!)
2.  Add heavy cream and vanilla. Mix again.
Be careful not to drop your knife into the heavy cream while poking through the film.

3.  Cover and place in fridge for 1 hour.

During step 3 things got a bit messy for me, didn't read carefully enough and sorta started up the ice cream machine.  It made for a messy time trying to pour it back out to do step 3, then cleaning the frozen part so I could use it later.  I feel like if I had just skipped over this step it would have still been ok.  Might try it next time.

4.  Transfer mix to frozen ice cream maker bowl and mix for 20 minutes (or until it has the thicker consistency).
5.  Add turtles and stir with a wooden spoon.
6.  Freeze for a couple of hours.  

Before you serve I would let it sit out for 5-10 minutes or you might crack a tooth on the caramel!  Enjoy! 








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