Monday, May 23, 2011
Chocolate Mousse Royale
Adam's been craving Chocolate Mousse Royale, his favorite flavor from Baskin Robins. But instead of heading to the nearest drive-in, he decided to make it himself. Homemade ice cream is dreamy, don't you think? And these days it's really not even much work!
The night before (or several hours), in your mixer:
1 1/3 cup of sugar
6 egg yolks
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2 pints heavy whipping cream
a pinch of salt
Blend together and then mix at high speed to whip air into the cream. Then refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
Right before you're ready to put it into the freezer, put 1/2 cup chopped chocolate chips into the food processor.
This step didn't work as well as he'd hoped. He wanted tiny pieces of chocolate. He got that, plus some chocolate powder. Blend that into your cream mixture.
If you find an ice cream maker like this one around, I'd recommend buying it -- the results are worth it!