Spiced Chocolate Ice Cream

Prep Time

20 minutes + cooling

Chilling Time

at least 4 hours

Serves

4-6 people

This is a rich chocolate ice cream, flavoured with oranges and cinnamon. The trick to the deep flavour is to use a bar each of Divine's Orange Milk Chocolate and Divine's Dark Chocolate. Plus cream, of course!

Ingredients

  • 275ml milk
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 large egg yolks, from free-range organic eggs
  • 50g unrefined organic caster sugar
  • 90g Divine Orange Milk Chocolate
  • 90g Divine 70% Dark Chocolate
  • 200ml double cream, well-chilled

Method

1

Put the milk and cinnamon in to a medium-sized pan, heat gently until almost boiling and stir well. Remove the pan from the heat and leave to cool for a couple of minutes.

2

Meanwhile, put the egg yolks and sugar into a heatproof bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon. Pour on the hot milk and mix thoroughly. Tip the milk mixture back into the saucepan. Heat gently, stirring constantly over fairly low heat until the mixture thickens - do not let the mixture boil or it will curdle. Remove the pan from the heat.

3

Break up the chocolate bars and put into a large heatproof bowl. Pour over the hot custard and stir gently until smooth. Leave to cool then cover and chill.

4

Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks then fold in the cold chocolate custard.

5

Pour into an ice-cream maker and churn until frozen, or freeze the mixture in a freezer container, stirring occasionally until firm.