It's summertime, and what's the best dessert for a warm summer day? Yes, ice-cream! I like my ice-cream full fat and the creamier the tastier. The base is a vanilla bean-ice cream, and I used a vanilla pod and not vanilla sugar because the vanilla pod brings out more flavour than vanilla sugar. I added shredded dark high quality chocolate to make my Stracciatella Ice-Cream. The shredded bits of chocolate makes the ice-cream slightly crunchy in every bite.
4 egg yolks
3/4 dl sugar (75ml)
1 vanilla pod
3 1/2 dl whipping cream (350ml)
250 grams high quality dark chocolate (I used 70%)
Mix egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until sugar dissolves and the mixture is creamy and fluffy. In a separate bowl, add whipping cream and vanilla seeds. Whip until fluffy. Combine both mixtures carefully and add shredded dark chocolate.
Pour the mixture in your ice-cream maker and follow instructions according to your brand. If you don’t have an ice-cream maker, pour the mixture in a plastic container and let it freeze for a couple of hours. Stir occasionally to minimize the amount of ice particles.