I love chocolate, just as much as the next gal . . . ( if not a little more). But sometimes I feel guilty if I indulge myself a little too much. However, I've recently discovered a fantastic and not-so-guilty recipe for chocolate ice cream!
Now when it comes to ice cream I am usually a vanilla girl, all the way . . . but I stumbled across this recipe when rummaging through my favorite blogger's (The Londoner) old posts. So I knew I'd have to give it a try. And I am so happy I did!I followed the original recipe's main ingredients, but decided to think outside the box a bit and add some of my favorite treats to this wonderful chocolatey creation.
To make the ice cream you'll need:
-3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa
-1 overflowing spoonful of heavenly hazelnut spread (what most people refer as nutella)
- a few splashes of skim milk (optional)
Step 1: slice the bananas into little chunks
Step 2: place the sliced bananas in the freezer for 2-3 hours
Step 3: once the little banana bites are frozen place them in a blender or food processor
Step 4: add a few splashes of milk (*only if you're having trouble creating a smooth consistency with the bananas*)
Step 5: blend / process the bananas until they are smooth and look something like a thick and creamy milkshake
Step 6: add 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder and blend again (at this point you may need to scrape the sides to make sure all the cocoa powder is well incorporated)
Step 7: add that overflowing spoonful of nutella (scrape sides again)
Step 8: pour into a freezer-safe container
Step 9: mix in the bits of cookie dough
Step 10: place in freezer for 3-5 hours or overnight
Seeing as how I'm an impatient little chocolate lover I could only manage to wait for 3 hours. At that point the ice cream around the edges were frozen, while the inner area of the container was perfectly thick, with the consistency of soft-serve ice cream (my favorite)!
The final product, to say the least, is delicious! The chocolatey - banana combination instantly melts in your mouth, and if you're lucky, each spoonful will include a peanut-buttery explosion of crumbly cookie dough goodness!
|So the cookie crumbles were calling my name, whoops!|
I hope you enjoy!!
What treats would you add to your chocolate ice cream recipe?!