Sunday, October 31, 2010

Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream

Betty Crapper must confess. I have an addiction that is insidious and unforgiving. I must have my weakness daily. Some days the need for chocolate is so overwhelming that the bittersweet chocolate chips I usually consume by the handful are not enough.

A few days ago, my addiction forced me to make chocolate raspberry ice cream. That's right. My addiction made me do it. 

Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream
(adapted from David Lebovitz's The Perfect Scoop)

1 1/2 cups heavy cream
5 tbsp unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder
2/3 cup sugar
2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen
1 tbsp Chambord black raspberry liqueur

Whisk together the cream, cocoa powder, and sugar in a large saucepan. Heat, whisking often, until it comes to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and add the raspberries. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Puree the mixture. If desired, strain to remove the seeds. Chill the mixture for several hours or overnight. Freeze in your ice cream maker.

  • I didn't strain the mixture due to Betty Crapper's inherent laziness. Careful, those little seeds like to lodge themselves in between your teeth. Perhaps next time Betty Crapper will strain.
  • I would have used more Chambord, but all I had left was 1 tbsp. If I make this again I will definitely use a bit more and update this post with my impression.
  • I found this ice cream paired perfectly with my unfrosted, warm chocolate cake. The combination was enough to satisfy my chocolate craving. I wasn't wowed by the ice cream alone.
  • Chocolate raspberry ice cream has not replaced my favorite ice cream.
I may need some sort of 12-step program. What do you think?


  1. I just realized I may need to go with you! My addiction made me make cake yesterday, cookies are planned for tomorrow, a cake the next day and a sweet bread after that. The ice cream sounds delectable especially over a brownie!

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  2. While reading about your addiction, I had the same thought. Maybe we need a program. There have been a few times when I had no chocolate in the house and I stumbled and twitched around here like a crazy person.

    P.S. I wouldn't strain either! Even if I was told to.

  3. Oh, I bet the chambord just takes this to another level of goodness!

  4. LOL, that is too funny about the addiction, but at least as long as you have it, we get to read your posts about it ;o) I loved this ice cream as you know and have made it several times already. I actually do remove the sees (bothers me to no end if they get stuck) and I used more Chambord. Haven't tried this with a warm brownie though and now, thanks to you, I'm going to be obsessed with this combo until I make it myself ;o)

  5. I think the ice cream sounds good--maybe you need to add big hunks of chocolate in it to ease the craving? Big hunks of chocolate are always good.

  6. No 12 step program needed, what would be a good christmas flavor? Perhaps a minty cranberry??

  7. 12 step program? Heck no! My addiction made me eat a ton of my kids halloween candy, and I can't even stand milk chocolate!! I'd add a fudge swirl into that ice cream. No ice cream is complete with out chocolate in it. To say otherwise is hearsay! LOL :)

  8. No wonder you're addicted...perfect combination.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  9. that sounds and looks delicious!! by the way, the cupcakes were divine.


  10. OMG - chocolate, raspberry, and ice-cream! Could there be any better three things to put together?

  11. Woah. This looks really, really, REALLY good. I think your craving was completely justified. Now, if you could just pass me a bowl, we'd be perfect.

  12. Oh my goodness - that looks absolutely delicious!! Especially on that brownie! :)

  13. This looks awesome! AND your nickname cracks me up!! Love it :)