Tuesday, May 12, 2009

summer treat.

I have a huge tub of strawberries chillin in the fridge and used some for a pretty triffle last night, but have been wanting to bust back out my icecream maker attatchment. I think this recipe {below} is getting whipped up tonight with the rest of the strawberries. I can't wait.
Strawberries, Chocolate, and fresh lemon juice... combined? yes please.
Strawberry Stracciatella Ice Cream
-1 pound strawberries
-2/3 cup granulated sugar
-1 tablespoon kirsch or vodka (optional)
-1 cup heavy cream
-1 cup Greek yogurt
-1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
-5 ounces chocolate, melted
Wash and slice the strawberries. Place them in a large bowl with the sugar and kirsch or vodka (if using.) Give them a stir until the sugar begins to dissolve, then let them sit at room temperature for 1 hour, giving them an occasional gentle stir.

After they’ve macerated for 1 hour, place them in the bowl of a food processor or blender with the accumulated juices. Add the heavy cream, yogurt and lemon juice. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Chill this mixture in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

Churn the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions. When the ice cream is getting close to being done, melt the chocolate either via double boiler method or in the microwave (I used the microwave, melting the chocolate in a Pyrex liquid measuring cup in 30 second intervals on 50% power, stirring after each time.) When the ice cream is just about finished churning, while the motor is still running, slowly drizzle the melted chocolate into the ice cream in a thin stream. Try not to hit the machine’s paddle. I found it easiest to drizzle a little chocolate in, then use a spoon to swirl it around while it’s churning. If you find the chocolate begins to clump up, you can drizzle it in layers when you pack the ice cream into its storage container, swirling it with a spoon as you go.
Transfer the churned ice cream to a storage container, and freeze.

1 comment:

Allison said...

looks good! i need to bring out my ice cream maker too- looks like I have a new recipe to try...:)

hope all is well