The days pass by really fast and once again I find myself falling behind in my blogging, visiting blogs, replying to emails and comments. A thousand apologies here. You have not been forgotten. Give me some time and I will catch up soon. I had a special friend all the way from Canada to visit for 1+ week and had just left the day before. I think we just had too much fun…..*big smiles*. Will blog about it soon.
It’s time for more ice cream. This is a special request by my little 4 year old friend, Ellie. She came one Thursday. I cooked spaghetti for her, Asian style, and she liked it very much. Then I asked her what would she like me to make when she comes again. After some thoughts, she replied, “Ice cream!”. I asked, “What type of ice cream?” And she said, “The one that I ate last time.” Last time? Oh my gosh…I can’t remember ………*sigh*. Oh…dear me…dear me! So I said, “So sorry I can’t remember. Is it raspberry ice cream?” It so happened that I was writing my blog post for my raspberry ice cream so I showed her the picture. She said, “Not that one! It was peach in colour!” Oh no, I can’t remember I ever had peach colour ice cream. So I told her that we would have something different….chocolate ice cream! She nodded her head…..big smiles for me.
Knowing that Ellie was coming again the next day, I hurried to the supermarket after dinner to get double cream to make my chocolate ice cream the next morning. That would give the ice cream a few hours in the freezer before Ellie comes. Hopefully it is not too soft or too rock hard.
This is the first time I made chocolate ice cream. I was very excited. I still had Philadelphia cheese in the fridge so I thought I could make a Chocolate Cheese Ice Cream. It’s always fun to try out new thing. Keeping my fingers crossed that it would come out very well. It did! I was so happy….*BIG smiles*.
I was just so excited to serve Ellie the ice cream. She asked me for it when she came. Wow…..she sure remembers! She likes the ice cream but did not finish it. I think it’s a little too rich for her. Her mom is not one who loves ice cream but she loves this one very much. She ate her share and also finished Ellie’s one. I liked it very much too.
I don’t think I have eaten any cheese ice cream before. So this is a very special ice cream for me. I am so glad that I know how to make ice cream, even without the ice cream maker. Homemade is still the best. It’s cheap and you are in control of the ingredients…..no colouring and no preservatives.
Here is my easy and simple Chocolate Cheese Ice Cream recipe:
300g double cream
200g condensed milk
200g soft cheese (cream cheese)
Put all Ingredients A into a mixing bowl and beat with a cake beater until quite thick. Don’t over beat.
200g dark chocolate
Break the dark chocolate into a pot and put it over very low fire. Keep stirring until it is all melted. Remove from heat. Add to the cheese mixture above. Beat again until well combined and thick.
Pour the chocolate cheese mixture into a plastic container. I poured into 2 microwave boxes, one bigger and one smaller. You can use the same size ones of course. Put the ice cream into the freezer and wait a few hours for it to harden.
I took it out after 4 hours and it was just perfect. Look at this scoop here………creamy, chocolatey and delicious! However if you leave until the next day, it will harden further. Take it out, rest a while before you scoop. It tastes just as great.
I am sure this ice cream will be perfect served with Paris Brest which I had just posted. Instead of the custard or cream, you can sandwich the Paris Brest with this ice cream. I can just imagine biting into it….mmmm……*big smiles*.
Having said that, I served Ellie a big piece of Paris Brest the other day when she came again. I drizzled condensed milk over it. She liked it so much she asked for a second helping! I was so happy of course. Just look at her face here. That sweet smile tells it all!
Hope you are having much fun trying out new recipes at home. Home made is still the best!
Quote of the day……
“A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.”
- John Locke
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