I got an ice cream machine a couple of weeks ago, and have been experimenting hugely with low-fat, low-cal ice creams. I wanted to share this recipe with anybody looking for creamy, wonderful, guilt-free lowfat ice cream. This stuff is SO good you’ll feel like you’re being really bad… but you’re not!! Ice cream maker required (and it’s really worth going out and buying one-- homemade heart-healthy ice cream is so much better (and healthier) than the stuff they sell).
I think I got this from epicurious.
Mocha Chip Gelato
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon instant-coffee granules or espresso granules
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
Special equipment: an ice-cream maker
Stir together 1/4 cup milk and cornstarch.
Whisk together sugar, cocoa, and remaining 1 1/2 cups milk in a small heavy saucepan and bring to a boil over moderate heat, stirring. Whisk in coffee granules. Stir cornstarch mixture again and whisk into coffee mixture. Return to a boil, whisking, then remove from heat.
Add vanilla and half of chocolate to saucepan, stirring.
Set saucepan in a large bowl of ice water to cool, whisking frequently.
Freeze chocolate mixture in ice-cream maker. When nearly frozen, add remaining chocolate and churn until blended. Transfer to an airtight container and store in freezer.
Serve gelato sprinkled with toasted almonds.