ps: ryan did all of this while i was upstairs. it was such a nice surprise to come downstairs into the kitchen and find him making this. the best part was that he even took pictures as he made it! best husband ever!
simple chocolate ice creamadapted from cuisinart
prep time: 5-10 minutes
freezing time: 25-30 minutes
yields: Approximately 14 1/2 cup servings
1 cup hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups skim milk
3 1/4 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
in a large bowl combine the cocoa powder, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and skim milk. whisk the ingredients together with a hand mixer on low speed for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until the cocoa and sugars are dissolved. gently stir in the heavy cream and vanilla extract. using a 2 quart ice cream maker, turn the machine on and pour the mixture into the freezer bowl. (the freezer bowl must be already pre-frozen.) let the mixture mix in the ice cream maker for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until thickened. for soft and creamy ice cream, serve immediately. for firmer ice cream, transfer the ice cream to an airtight freezer safe container and freeze for about 1 hour.