TWD: Chocolate Ganache Ice Cream
Oh my gosh, this ice cream was really delicious! In fact, I can't stop eating it. I'm going to blame it partly on Dorie's fabulous recipe and partly on the fact that....I'm pregnant...again! Three under three here we come! I'm finally in the second trimester now and finally wanting to eat again! The ice cream is exactly what it sounds like, creamy, very rich, basically the perfect chocolate ice cream.
The base is a bittersweet ganache and unlike many chocolate ice cream recipes, this one doesn't have any cocoa, so the chocolate comes entirely from actual melted chocolate. And because enough is never enough when it comes to chocolate, I added a fudge ripple from David Lebovitz's amazing book, The Perfect Scoop. The possibilities for mix-ins are pretty much endless here- I also can't wait to try peanut butter cups, marshmallows, and peppermint patties (but not all together...unless the weird pregnancy cravings start kicking in). Thanks Katrina of Baking and Boys for selecting this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. There is nothing like fresh churned, homemade ice cream to beat the insane August heat in New Orleans so I imagine I'll be making this one again soon!