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gluten free, chocolate, orange

Hey everyone! Yesterday some of my friends and I wanted to make some fresh ice cream, so here’s the recipe we came up with! It’s a creamy, smooth dark chocolate ice cream that’s infused with orange zest. I don’t know quite what it is, but the combination of dark chocolate and citrus is such a euphoric, blissful flavor marriage that one spoonful makes all your troubles just melt away into the comfortable warmth of summer. Yum. This recipe’s added bonus is that most ice creams have to ripen (freeze for an additional 2 hours after churning) in order to achieve a smooth texture that doesn’t melt in 2 second flat. This recipe was able to stay chilled at a good texture immediately after churning.

Inactive Prep Time: 30 minutes to chill, optional 2 hours to ripen
Active Prep Time: 10 minutes
Churn Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
1 cup 2% milk
6 oz 100% dark chocolate
1/2 cup sugar
1 pint chilled heavy cream
zest of 2 oranges

Steps
Over medium low heat, warm the milk in a saucepan. Break the chocolate into pieces, and add with the sugar into the milk. Continue stirring chocolate, sugar, and milk over medium low heat until the chocolate is completely melted. Transfer to a small bowl, and refrigerate for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the heavy cream to a large bowl, and whisk in the chocolate milk. Add the zest and whisk until combined. Add to the ice cream maker, and churn for about 20-30 minutes, until the ice cream is smooth and creamy.

Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for 2 hours in the freezer before serving.

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