Thursday, July 28, 2011

Double Chocolate Toffee Marshmallow Ice Cream


Many, many years ago, my parents bought me an ice cream machine, for my birthday. I think I've used it a total of 5 times, since then. Now that I've found a passion for cooking and creating, I decided to try my hand at home made ice cream. And, I am so glad I did. Not only can I make flavor combinations that I love, I can also ensure that the best ingredients are used and that this is real ice cream. It can't get any better than that!


When deciding the flavor I wanted to make, I thought of everything I love. Rocky Road brownies came to mind, so I went with a chocolate ice cream, with chocolate chips, toffee bits and marshmallow cream. HEAVEN!! The ice cream was wonderfully creamy, with crunchy bits of chocolate and toffee and sweet ribbons of marshmallow running through it. The kids totally went crazy for this and have been asking to help make another batch of it soon. This is truly a decadent summer treat!

Double Chocolate Toffee Marshmallow Ice Cream
printable version

1 cups sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups half and half
2 ounces 70% cocoa chocolate, melted
2 large eggs, beaten
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup marshmallow creme
1 C mini semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 C toffee bits

In a  saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt; gradually add half and half.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened -about 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in the melted chocolate.  Blend a small amount of the hot mixture into beaten eggs; return all to pan.  Cook 1 minute on medium heat; do not boil.  Remove from heat and cool.  Add cream; chill thoroughly.  Churn freeze until the mixture thickens, adding the chocolate chips and toffee bits during the last 5 minutes of churning. Fold in marshmallow creme at last moment before freezing. Freeze for 2 hrs, before serving. Top with shaved chocolate and toffee bits.


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Brenda said...

I love my ice cream maker, it's so much fun and I agree, it's so nice to know exactly what goes into it - all fresh ingredients. This looks super yummy!

carolinaheartstrings said...

I need an ice cream maker just so I can make this wonderful recipe. Great pictures. Come over and visit us. We have a really easy sorbet recipe for the hot weather we are all having!

Lyndsay Wells said...

Cindy, I have never made ice cream - but this recipe is certainly inspiration to try. It just looks fabulous!

MM said...

Sigh. I wish I had an ice cream maker! This recipe makes me think I'm really missing out!

Julie said...

This looks so delicious for these hot summer days. I love my ice cream maker. I use it all the time.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Cindy,
What wonderful flavors to make a great ice cream recipe. We will be trying this for sure. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon. Hope you are having a great week!
Miz Helen