This recipe does take a bit of planning.
Day 1. You will need to bake the brownies and cut some of them into bite size pieces and freeze them. Also, cook the custard base ice cream and allow it to cool overnight in the fridge.
Day 2. Put everything together, process the ice cream in your processor. Once it is done, remove it from the container and add the frozen brownie pieces and chocolate chunks to the mixture. Gently stir it until mixed. Place into the freezer to harden up.
Custard Base Recipe
1 2/3 cup + 2 t cream (402g)
1 cup whole milk (244g)
4 lg. egg yolks (use 3 extra lg yolks)
1/2 c. +1T sugar (170g)
1 T vanilla extract when cooled 1/2 hour
Coffee Flavor Ice cream
Add 1 T instant coffee or espresso for a deeper flavor depending on your love of coffee.
- Place the milk and the heavy cream into a medium saucepan, over medium heat.
- In a medium mixing bowl beat with a mixer the egg yolks until they lighten in color.
- Gradually add the sugar until combined.
- Temper the cream mixture into the egg mixture by gradually adding small amounts, of the cream until about a third of the cream mixture has been added. This is an important step if you directly add the egg mixture into the hot cream you will have scrambled eggs in your ice cream.
- 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 or 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 cover and store for 4 to 8 hours or until the temperature reaches 40 degrees. I usually allow it to sit overnight in the refrigerator.
Chocolate Chunk Additions
Bake some whole grain brownies the day before.... Recipe
Cut some of the brownies into small bite size pieces and freeze them.
You may also want to add chocolate chips or chocolate chunks to the ice cream.
- Once the custard has cooled, process it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Stir the chocolate chunks and frozen brownie pieces into the soft ice cream and serve immediately, if you like it soft.
- For firmer ice cream, place soft ice cream in a covered container. Freeze in the freezer for 2 to 3 hours, until ice cream is as hard as you like it.
- Note: Freezing longer than this will make the ice cream rock hard; plan on softening it at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes or so before serving, if it's been in the freezer longer than a few hours.
- Yields: About 1 quart.