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TWD: Chocolate Ganache Ice Cream

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, [1] I had to try it.  And, I’m glad I did.

Dorie’s [2] 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.

Many thanks to Katrina from Baking and Boys [3] who selected this recipe for us this week.  You can find the recipe [4] on her site.  If you’d like to see lots more of this delicious ice cream, please check out the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll [5].