Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mint Chocolate Ganache Fudge Ripple Ice Cream

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I'm aware the title of this recipe is overly long, but what are you going to do? When I saw the simple and delicious chocolate ganache recipe for this week's Tuesday with Dorie treat, I knew it would be a great recipe to experiment with. I had a chocolate mint Lindt bar in my chocolate stash that provided all the inspiration I needed. I also had a lovely jar of homemade hot fudge sauce in my fridge from a banana split party and figured a little more chocolate and cream couldn't hurt, so I swirled it in after it finished churning. And since I can't leave well enough alone, I also added some chopped mint chips.

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The final product? Delicious. And I don't even like chocolate ice cream. But like my tall man said (as he stared longingly at the final, toxic-for-him-chocolate-laden goodness) it's not nasty fake chocolate flavored ice cream. It's cream and chocolate, lovingly combined into frozen deliciousness. Yum.

Grab the recipe from Katrina. She's amazing with ice cream and I bet she even found a way to lighten up this cream laden treat!

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Easy Hot Fudge Sauce
from Baked by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

*Note- this yields a little over two cups of sauce- I will halve the recipe next time

6 ounces milk chocolate, finely chopped
6 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped (I used milk and semisweet chocolate chips- it's almost a whole bag put together)
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup light corn syrup

Place both chocolates in a heatproof bowl and set aside. Bring the cream to a simmer over medium, stir in corn syrup, and remove from heat. Pour over the chocolate and let sit for 2 minutes. Whisk until smooth, starting in the center and moving out. Cool, cover tightly, and keep refrigerated.

Reheat the sauce in the microwave by cooking in 20 second intervals, stirring in between, until desired temperature is reached.

21 comments:

Shandy said...

What a delicious combination! Your little boy looks adorable enjoying every bite =).

Nickki said...

Oh wow, your variation sounds wonderful! I bet it was delicious with the mint chocolate. I added brownie pieces to mine :-)

Tia said...

it's like a combo of TWD brrrownies and ice cream :)

Natalie said...

the mint was a great idea! wish i'd thought of it.

Katrina said...

Aw, sorry I didn't lighten this up. I can, I just wanted to stick with Dorie's original recipe this time.

(DL's philly style chocolate ice cream is my favorite--no eggs.)

I love your long title. I was going to say that as soon as I read the title, then you mentioned it in your first sentence. Very descriptive.

I cannot imagine not having chocolate.

Thanks for churning along with me this week!

Amber Marie said...

Yum - homemade fudge sauce! This recipe does seem like a good one to play with. I kept it plain this time but there are so many possibilities!

alvarosa said...

The little green spots in your icecream look funny! (and your little one seems to enjoy it :o])

Sweet and Savory said...

I love your additions. I make a fudge sauce also but I would like to try yours.

Paula said...

Your little boy is too cute eating the ice cream. Your variation sounds fantastic and I like the fudge sauce too. Too bad your tall man doesn't get to indulge this week.

Katy said...

Love the pic of your taste tester!! Adding mint also sounds like a great idea.

Audra Roberts said...

Yum! A great summer treat. Your Boy is so cute. Such a good boy to taste test.

Di said...

You definitely can't go wrong adding hot fudge sauce. =) I put green mint bits in mine too; it was very yummy.

Lillian said...

I really wanted to add mint, but I used coconut milk as a base, and I just didn't think it would work. Maybe next time!

Lauryn said...

omg that sounds amazing! Love your photo of the little guy! He is so cute!

TeaLady said...

Well, I am glad you cannot leave it alone. Chocolate and mint sounds perfect. So much you can do with choco ice cream.

Pamela said...

A banana split party?? Anne, you are my kinda gal! ;o)

steph- whisk/spoon said...

picture of your tall man says it all! mmm!

megan @ whatmegansmaking said...

wow that hot fudge sauce looks incredible! I would have a hard time not just eating a spoonful of it :)

cookies and cups said...

This ice cream sounds amazing! Just came across your site, very cute!
I'm gonna go snoop around a little bit more :)

Beth said...

What a gorgeous photo! The "model" really made the shot!

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

Is that a Phoenix Suns shirt I see?? Go SUNS!!! :)