Christmas doesn’t always have to be heavy desserts, especially for the younger set. Make this ahead of time and you are done. The ‘wonder’ of this ice cream is the way the melted chocolate becomes chips when you stir it into the ice cream.
- 2 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 3 tbsp. instant coffee powder
- pinch of salt
- 8 cups half and half cream
- 6 lightly beaten eggs
- 2 tbsp. really good vanilla
- 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate
- chocolate shavings for garnish
In a large saucepan combine the sugar, cornstarch, coffee powder and salt. Stir in 4 cups of the cream. Cook over a medium temperature until it becomes thickened and bubbly.
Slowly whisk the hot mixture into the egg and return to the mixture in the saucepan. Cook and stir one minute more and then chill thoroughly. Now whisk in the remaining cream and vanilla.
Freeze all this in a 5 qt. ice cream freezer according to the maker’s directions. Ripen for 4 hours. When serving, garnish with chocolate shavings.
They will think that Santa came back again. Wonderful dessert!