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Nuclear Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe
  • READY IN 7+ hrs

Nuclear Chocolate Ice Cream

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"This is the most chocolate, most rich, densest, custard-style ice cream ever devised. It's spiked with coffee flavor and with such a powerful taste, it earns the name Nuclear."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    7 hrs 5 mins

Directions

  1. Heat milk, sugar, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, until milk is barely simmering.
  2. Beat egg yolks in a bowl; gradually stir in about 1/2 cup hot milk mixture. Beat until smooth. Transfer egg yolk mixture back to the saucepan and continue cooking and stirring until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, melt dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each melting, for 1 to 3 minutes.
  4. Remove saucepan from heat and stir melted chocolate into milk-egg mixture; transfer mixture to a large bowl, cover, and refrigerate until well-chilled, 4 hours to overnight.
  5. Stir cream and vanilla extract into chilled chocolate mixture and pour into an ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer's directions until it reaches "soft-serve" consistency. Transfer ice cream to a lidded container; cover surface with plastic wrap and seal. For best results, ice cream should be placed in the freezer at least 2 hours or overnight.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • I use a Lindt® Special Dark Chocolate bar in this recipe. Dark chocolate chips are nearly as good. I have an in-pan mixer, so I mix this custard furiously at every stage (taste it right along; you may want to increase sugar slightly or adjust coffee up or down). I freeze the mixture in my Donvier® ice cream freezer, 1-quart size. Try it! It will knock your socks off.
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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 319 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 152 mg
  • 51%
  • Fat
  • 23.8 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 81 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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