TWD: Chocolate Ganache Ice Cream

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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Okay, I’ll admit it.  I’m not a big fan of chocolate ice cream.  Never have been.  I really don’t know why that is, because I love other chocolate things.  I love brownies, chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cake. And, I absolutely adore chocolate pudding, especially when it’s homemade.  But chocolate ice cream, not so much.  The name of this particular ice cream, however, is Chocolate Ganache Ice Cream.  I really love chocolate ganache!  Love, love, love!  You could put chocolate ganache on Brussels sprouts and I would eat it.  You could even put it on duck lips, and I’m pretty sure I would still eat it.  So of course, when I learned that Chocolate Ganache Ice Cream was on the menu for this week’s TWD, I had to try it.  And, I’m glad I did.

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Dorie’s ice cream is made by basically rolling two recipes into one.  First, there is her decadent, deep, dark chocolate ganache, which we all know is sublime by itself.  Then, there is a rich, creamy custard, which is the base of the ice cream.  The two are blended together and, when churned in an ice cream machine, become melded into one glorious, velvety and intensely chocolatey mound of frozen lusciousness.  Seriously, people. This ice cream is a little bit of chocolate heaven in a bowl!  And coming from someone who doesn’t really care for chocolate ice cream, that is really saying something.

Oh yes.  I also added some dark chocolate bits to the ice cream as well.  You know, just in case it wasn’t quite chocolatey enough.

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Many thanks to Katrina from Baking and Boys who selected this recipe for us this week.  You can find the recipe on her site.  If you’d like to see lots more of this delicious ice cream, please check out the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll.

28 responses to TWD: Chocolate Ganache Ice Cream

  1. On August 10, 2010 at 5:48pm, Shandy said...

    I lOVE your chocolate-dipped edge of the cone with sprinkles and what a perfect picture of slightly melting ice cream. LOVE IT! Your description of the chocolate ganache ice cream had me laughing and I totally agree with you. Dorie Kicked Butt creating this one.

  2. On August 10, 2010 at 5:49pm, Karen@Mignardise said...

    This looks AMAZING! Especially in the waffle cone. Especially with the extra chocolate added in. Must try it soon!

  3. On August 10, 2010 at 5:50pm, Jessica @ How Sweet It Is said...

    WOW. Totally sinful!

  4. On August 10, 2010 at 5:51pm, The Blue-Eyed Bakers said...

    We’re with you…not normally huge fans of chocolate ice cream but this looks completely delicious – and yes yes yes to adding more chocolate in the form of dark chocolate to that concoction…!

  5. On August 10, 2010 at 5:54pm, Cristine said...

    Your pictures are mouthwatering! YUM!

  6. On August 10, 2010 at 5:56pm, Rosa said...

    To die for! Your shota are terrific!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  7. On August 10, 2010 at 6:39pm, Margaret said...

    duck lips!1 okay I could go with that, but why ruin it with brussel sprouts!!! This was excellent ice cream. Love your cone. Very Fun!!

  8. On August 10, 2010 at 7:52pm, Eliana said...

    I’m not a fan of chocolate ice cream either but you could not have made this one look any better. Simply irresistable.

  9. On August 10, 2010 at 9:04pm, Joanne said...

    I’m with you on the chocolate ice cream. It normally just doesn’t appeal to me and I have NO idea why. This though. I like.

  10. On August 10, 2010 at 9:17pm, Katrina said...

    Wow, Susan, that ice cream cone looks fantastic. Chocolate is not my favorite ice cream either. But this was so good, it’s hard not to eat it. Except that after a few bites, that was all I could handle at a time with this. I could just eat spoonfuls of the ganache though!
    Thanks for churning along with me this week!

  11. On August 10, 2010 at 10:40pm, jeanne dyson said...

    Gorgeous photo! looks so divine!! What is this chocolate heaven Tuesday in Sarasota?? Same/similar ingredients for my Chocolate Truffle Tart served tonight!! These two together is definitely DEATH BY CHOCOLATE!!! YUM!

  12. On August 10, 2010 at 11:12pm, Marie said...

    Ok, You seriously need to open up an ice cream shop, you’d make a fortune, I drool at all your ice cream concoctions!

  13. On August 10, 2010 at 11:19pm, nina said...

    Oooh, Susan, that is ice-scream for you!!! Love the drool factor of those pictures!!

  14. On August 11, 2010 at 7:43am, Shea M. @ Blissfully Unrefined said...

    Wow, it’s good to know I’m not the only one who doesn’t care for chocolate ice cream! Like you, I love all (well, I suppose MOST) things chocolate, but chocolate ice cream was not one of them. This looks fabulous though, I imagine it must be like Cold Stone’s Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate – the only chocolate ice cream I like!

  15. On August 11, 2010 at 11:33am, Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) said...

    Love the first picture!! It really does look like chocolate heaven in a bowl :)

  16. On August 11, 2010 at 1:50pm, UrMomCooks said...

    I think that cone would make anything look fantastically mouthwatering!!! Luv the ice cream recipe too! Chocolate would never be my first choice for ice cream, either. But I think if you do make it, it needs to be over the top chocolatey good! And this looks like it would deliver! Great pic and recipe! (Thanx for visiting our blog – hope to see you again!)

  17. On August 11, 2010 at 2:12pm, Ciaochowlinda said...

    Duck lips? That was pretty funny. I’m not a fan of chocolate ice cream either but love ganache, so this is a must for me.

  18. On August 11, 2010 at 2:31pm, gfe--gluten free easily said...

    So well done, Susan! Yep, I hear you on the ganache … might be a way to make us eat the foods we’re trying to like, but just can’t get there, huh? ;-) Usually I don’t prefer chocolate ice cream either. I like chocolate syrup, chocolate chips, brownie chunks, etc. added to other flavors of ice cream for my chocolate fix. This does look amazing though. :-)

    Shirley

  19. On August 11, 2010 at 4:29pm, Erin said...

    Yummm… I love chocoalte ice cream and your pictures are AMAZING!! I’m totally going to make this.

  20. On August 11, 2010 at 4:45pm, Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes said...

    I know what you mean about chocolate ice cream – I like it, but other flavors always get me more excited. Though I do love Haagen-Dazs’ chocolate. And I also know what you mean about ganache – obsessed!

  21. On August 12, 2010 at 5:29am, bergamot said...

    The icecream is droolworthy… soft and so soo tempting

  22. On August 12, 2010 at 9:49am, Rachel (S[d]OC) said...

    Bestill my heart. Ganache + Ice cream? Susan, will you marry me? Okay, we’re both hetero and married to other people, but I still think I could marry someone who would make this ice cream and I’d happily serve ganache-covered duck bills forthe rest of our lives.

  23. On August 12, 2010 at 10:40am, Elizabeth said...

    Weird, I’m not usually a fan of chocolate ice cream either (though I adore ALL chocolate) but this looks like it would be just so much better! Delicious!

  24. On August 12, 2010 at 1:09pm, bellini valli said...

    I’d have no concern delving into 2 scoops of this piece of chocolate heaven

  25. On August 12, 2010 at 3:34pm, Jules said...

    Oh my. That looks amazing. Amazing. Can I come over?

  26. On August 14, 2010 at 1:53pm, Memoria said...

    These photos are drool-worthy!! They look amazing!! I love your addition of chocolate bits.

  27. On August 15, 2010 at 2:06pm, MaryBeth said...

    OMG….I need to roll my tongue up off the floor now, this is over the top outstanding…

  28. On August 16, 2010 at 9:12pm, brilynn said...

    Your photos of the ice cream are so awesome! They’ve practically got me drooling. I for one love chocolate ice cream, especially this one!

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