Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream
Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream: With homemade chocolate truffle bits and homemade chocolate liquor, this ice cream is ideal for the die-hard chocoholic!
Heavenly Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream
It has been hot as blazes in Indianapolis…with August like heat and humidity. Well, there was one perk to our sultry forecast, ice cream season had arrived. I was lucky enough to be given a copy of Scoop Adventures, The Best Ice Cream of the 50 States by Lindsay Clendaniel. She collected the best recipes from ice cream parlors across the country and shared them along with a number of her own delectable creations. I spied this extraordinary chocolate truffle ice cream on Lindsay’s blog and knew it was perfect for my chocoholic family.
A Winning Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe
I hate to admit it, but I’ve always been more of a vanilla girl. But I did have to sample just a nibble of this sinfully rich ice cream. I was immediately sold by its double dose of chocolate decadence…with both Lindsay’s homemade chocolate liquor and the luscious truffles. Velvety smooth with chunks of chocolate interspersed throughout the ice cream, even this plain Jane vanilla girl thought it was dreamy. When my oldest stopped by for Sunday dinner, I offered him samples of the three desserts taking residence in my kitchen. He hemmed and hawed over which was his favorite, but this chocolate truffle ice cream proved to be the winner. I was not a bit surprised.
I’m joining up with the Ice Cream Tuesday gang this week to share more decadent ice cream recipes from Lindsay’s blog and cookbook. I’m also giving away a copy of Scoop Adventures to one lucky reader. Check out all the phenomenal ice cream recipes plus make certain to scroll down and enter the giveaway. Giveaway now CLOSED.
P.S. All my friends will be offering this giveaway, too, so visit them to increase your chances of winning!
- Berry Goat Cheese Sherbet from Kimberly at Hungry Goddess
- Red Velvet Ice Cream Sundae from Kim at Cravings of a Lunatic
- Chocolate Sesame Brittle Ice Cream from Jenni at Pastry Chef Online
- S’Mores Ice Cream Sandwiches with Toasted Marshmallow malt Ice Cream from Kirsten at Comfortably Domestic
- Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream from Liz at That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Hops and Nuts Ice Cream from Sophia at NY Foodgasm
- Blueberry Mojito Ice Cream from Barb at Creative Culinary
- Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Ice Cream from Betsy at Desserts Required
- Peanut Butter Ice Cream from Donna at Cookistry
- Thai Coconut Ice Cream from Stacy at Food Lust People Love
- Dark Chocolate Orange Ice Cream from Allison at Decadent Philistines Save the World
Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream
Triple Chocolate Ice Cream for the die hard chocoholic.
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate (I used semisweet)
Ice Cream Base:
- 1 ½ cup milk, divided
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 3/4 cup cream
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips (I used semisweet)
- Fill a large bowl with ice water and set aside. To make chocolate liquor; combine cocoa powder, water, and 1/3 cup sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a low boil, whisking constantly. Once you see bubbles, remove from heat and add bittersweet (or semisweet) chocolate. Let sit for 2 minutes and then whisk until smooth. Whisk chocolate liquor and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons of the milk and cornstarch, set aside. Combine remaining milk, cream, and 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan and bring to a low boil. Cook until the sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes.
- Remove milk mixture from heat and slowly whisk in the cornstarch mixture. Return to a boil and cook until the mixture is slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Add to the chocolate liquor and whisk to combine. Set bowl in the ice water bath to cool, 20 minutes, whisking occasionally. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 4 hours or overnight.
- To make truffles, heat heavy cream in a microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute till hot. Add the chocolate chips to cream. Allow mixture to sit for a couple minutes to allow the chocolate to melt. Stir till smooth. Refrigerate until firm.
- When ice cream base is chilled, pour into ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer’s instructions. Remove truffle swirl from refrigerator and make small truffles. Sprinkle a small layer of truffle balls into a freezer-safe container and lightly spoon a layer of ice cream on top. Continue to alternate layers of truffles and ice cream until the container is full, swirling with a spoon. Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.
Total time: 12 hours with chilling and freezing times
Recipe reprinted from permission of Lindsay Clendaniel, author of Scoop Adventures
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 527Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 5gSugar: 23gProtein: 8g
Recipe first shared by Lindsay on Scoop Adventures.
To win a copy of this magnificent cookbook, follow the Rafflecoptor prompts below. You must answer the question about your favorite ice cream to be officially entered. This giveaway for those with a US address only. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before another winner is drawn. Good luck!!! CLOSED
Disclosure: I was sent a copy of Scoop Adventures to review. I was not compensated for writing this post and the opinions expressed are my own.
65 Comments on “Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream”
My favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla, but this could definitely be a close second!
Ooh this sounds wonderful Liz. I love, love, love, chocolate ice cream. My all time favorite is Rocky Road but honestly any chocolate will do. I’m in the mountains now so haven’t been online much for the past few weeks getting ready to leave and teaching classes. Hopefully I’ll be back again soon as I definitely need to post something myself. This book sounds like a winner!
I love Dutch Chocolate Ice Cream but wouldn’t turn any flavor away except coconut.
Yum! I love chocolate, but I always hated chocolate ice cream because it never tasted very chocolaty. Then I tried Maggie Moo’s award-winning chocolate ice cream and I realized chocolate ice cream CAN be good if done correctly!
Oh man Liz, you should add some of those brownies you made into this! YUMMMMM! Looks so good!
Liz! Chocolate truffle ice cream?! You’re killing me here! I only ever buy two flavours of ice cream: chocolate or coffee. This creamy, divine concoction has my name all over it! I’m sorry to hear that it’s hot as Hades where you are. Keep cooling down with more ice cream 😉
I love the fall and pumpkin ice cream is a favorite with Reese’s peanut butter cup being a close second. Realize, however, I have not sampled this recipe!
That chocolate icre cream looks and sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try it. I’m very intrigue with the goat cheese berry sherbet. As a ice cream loving family, I would love to try all her recipes!
You had me hook, line and sinker with the chocolate liqueur! omg!!!
Looks fabulous Liz; I’m more of a vanilla strawberry type too even though I love chocolate but the addition of the chocolate liqueur might sway me completely. 🙂
That looks amazing! Love the multi layers of chocolate in this recipe.
This looks amazing! Great recipe!
I have always been more of a chocolate girl (the darker the better) so this looks PERFECT! Want to send some of the hot weather over to the UK? It’s barely summer here! X
Chocolate AND truffles – that is a decadently awesome combo! Looks great!
You know I’m a chocoholic, too, but I usually tend to go for strawberry and vanilla ice cream. But I won’t be able to resist this!
That just might be the best ice cream ever!
I don’t even like chocolate ice cream and this looks do delicious!
Yum definately have to make this!
I am holding my breath that the stupidly hot weather will hold off and, once it gets here, that it won’t last long! August heat in June? Ugh! 🙁 The ice cream looks great–I love that chocolate liquor deal!
My favorite ice cream flavor is strawberry but I am thinking this could become a fast favorite! Thanks for the giveaway!