Most people I know don’t own an ice cream maker, so I wanted to be sure to include a recipe that doesn’t require one. Luckily, there’s an Indian dessert that’s very similar to ice cream called Kulfi, which I learned about from a group in my neighborhood called the Ice Cream Club (it’s like an ice cream CSA).
Kulfi only requires three ingredients—sweetened condensed milk, cream, and some kind of flavoring—making it perfect for our 3-ingredient challenge. I decided to test out the process with chocolate ice cream. Thankfully, the results were great. It tastes like something between chocolate ice cream and frozen chocolate mousse. Also, since it’s so easy to make, it’s a great dinner party dessert that you can whip up in the morning, and it will be ready by evening.
Here’s the recipe:
Ice-Cream-Maker-Free Chocolate Ice Cream
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 chocolate bar of your choice
- Break the chocolate bar in to chunks and melt in a double boiler or in the microwave.
- Once chocolate is completely melted, remove from heat, and stir in the can of sweetened condensed milk and mix thoroughly. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl use an electric hand mixer to whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
- Combine the whipped cream and chocolate mixture. Fold together until completely incorporated.
- Store in an airtight container and freeze for an additional two hours.
Here’s how mine turned out:
Gather the ingredients. I used a dark chocolate bar from Green & Blacks.
I don’t have a double boiler, but a bowl over a small pot works just fine.
Be sure to stir while the chocolate is melting so it heats evenly.
Pour the condensed milk into the chocolate once you remove it from the heat.
Get our tutorial on how to whip cream here.
Pour the chocolate mixture into the whipped cream.
Fold the chocolate and condensed milk mixture into the whipped cream.
This recipe made a bit more than my quart container could hold, so I added a some candied orange peel to the last bit and froze that separately. Feel free to mix in whatever you like.
And here’s how it turned out:
What flavoring would you use when making this ice-cream-maker-free ice cream?
[photos by Amy Feezor]