May 18
Milk Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream1 Comment

Milk Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream by daintychef
I happen to have a lot of favorite things in my life. When I first got a Facebook account, 8 years ago, (yes I have been on it that long=no life) I had a section in my profile where I listed things that I was slightly obsessed with. Then Facebook changed and made me “like” things rather than listing than on my profile…lame. I lost my lengthy list of obsessions. I am sure if I thought really hard that I would be able to come up with most of them. On the list were things like 11 year old sisters, big earrings, baked doritos, the VW Touareg, and at one point I was super corny and added something like Chapel Hill boy aka Blair.  The one thing that I know that was definitely on it was ice cream. Ice cream is my favorite in any flavor and at any time of year. 

I am fortunate that my parents own a summer home at the beach and every weekend we go get ice cream. We should buy stock in those ice cream parlors since we put so much into them every single summer. I started my love for making ice cream at home last summer and I am always on the lookout for new flavors. I thought I found my match in the Brownie Batter Ice Cream, but this one trumps that one. You start off with an incredible milk chocolate custard based ice cream which is then studded with rich, decadent brownie bits. The brownies themselves are one of the richest brownies I have tasted. They were a bit rich on their own, but when combined with this ice cream it made for a little piece of heaven right on earth. This was gone in no time flat and I can promise you that I will be making it many, many more times this summer.

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Milk-Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream

For the brownies:

8 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into pieces
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1¼ cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
½ cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips

For the ice cream:
8 oz. milk chocolate (at least 30% cacao solids), chopped
1½ cups heavy cream
1½ cups whole milk
¾ cup sugar
Pinch of salt
4 egg yolks
2 Tbs Kahlua (optional)

What you’ll do:
To make the brownies, preheat the oven to 350˚ F.  Line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, and lightly spray with cooking spray.

Add the butter to a small saucepan and melt.  Whisk in the chopped chocolate and stir just until melted.  Remove from the heat and whisk in the sugar, eggs and vanilla.  Stir in the flour and salt. Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.  Smooth the batter into the prepared baking dish.
Bake for 30 minutes, until the center feels just set.  Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Cut into small bits to be mixed into the ice cream.  (Only half of the brownies are needed for the ice cream.  The remainder can be eaten whole or frozen for later use).

To make the ice cream, combine the milk chocolate and heavy cream in a micowave-safe bowl..  Microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between.  When melted, set aside and set a mesh sieve over the top of the bowl.

In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, sugar and salt.  Heat until the sugar is dissolved.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks.  When the milk mixture is warm, slowly add to the bowl with the beaten egg yolks, whisking constantly.  Return the mixture to the saucepan and continue to heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens just slightly and coats the back of a spoon (170-175˚ F on an instant-read thermometer).  Remove from the heat and pour the custard through the strainer into the milk chocolate mixture.  Stir in the Kahlua if using.

Cover and chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator (preferably overnight).  Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.  Once frozen, fold in the brownie bits with a spatula.  Transfer to an airtight container and freeze until ready to serve.
Source: Pink Parsley who barely adapted from The Perfect Scoop, by David Lebovitz

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One Response to Milk Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream

  1. Chrissy says:

    Drool! I think I just found the next ice cream flavor on my list to make!

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