Chocolate Ice Cream (Alton Brown) Recipe

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Chocolate Ice Cream (Alton Brown)
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  1. Place the cocoa powder along with 1 cup of the half-and-half into a medium saucepan over medium heat and whisk to combine. Add the remaining half-and-half and the heavy cream. Bring the mixture just to a simmer, stirring occasionally, and remove from the heat.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the sugar and whisk to combine. Temper the cream mixture into the eggs and sugar by gradually adding small amounts, until about 1/3 of the cream mixture has been added. Pour in the remainder and return the entire mixture to the saucepan and place over low heat. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon and reaches 170 to 175 degrees F. Pour the mixture into a container and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Stir in the vanilla extract. Place the mixture into the refrigerator and once it is cool enough not to form condensation on the lid, cover and store for 4 to 8 hours or until the temperature reaches 40 degrees F or below.
  3. Pour into an ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer's directions. This should take approximately 25 to 35 minutes. Serve as is for soft serve or freeze for another 3 to 4 hours to allow the ice cream to harden.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3095.82 Kcal (12962 kJ)
Calories from fat 1558.99 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 173.22g 266%
Cholesterol 1921.02mg 640%
Sodium 1130.69mg 47%
Potassium 1893.68mg 40%
Total Carbs 327.91g 109%
Sugars 278.51g 1114%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%
Protein 79.16g 158%
Vitamin C 8.5mg 14%
Iron 8.4mg 47%
Calcium 1123.4mg 112%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 199.28 Kcal (834 kJ)
Calories from fat 100.35 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.15g 266%
Cholesterol 123.65mg 640%
Sodium 72.78mg 47%
Potassium 121.89mg 40%
Total Carbs 21.11g 109%
Sugars 17.93g 1114%
Dietary Fiber 0.11g 7%
Protein 5.1g 158%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 14%
Iron 0.5mg 47%
Calcium 72.3mg 112%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 76
  • 87

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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