Sandi is blogging from the WhistleStop Cafe kitchen. It's all about good home cooking; food, family and fun. Thousands of posts . . .

~In the south and around the world.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Scoops of Chocolate

Our challenge for this week of Sunday Slow Scoopers is 'Chocolate'... any chocolate! 'The Perfect Scoop' is full of chocolate ice creams, sorbets, and gelatos. We have had a time choosing the one perfect scoop for the week. Bill wanted the Chocolate-Peanut Butter Ice Cream, I wanted to try the Chocolate Raspberry...
Guess who won.
Chocolate-Raspberry Ice Cream
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
5 Tbs unsweetened dutched cocoa powder
2/3 cup sugar
2 cups raspberries (fresh or frozen)

Whisk together the cream, cocoa, and sugar in a large saucepan. Heat the mixture until it comes to a full boil. Remove from the heat and add the raspberries. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Puree the mixture in a blender. You may press the mixture through a mesh strainer to remove the seeds. Freeze in the ice cream maker.
I like the texture of the berries~ so I didn't dirty the blender and just squished my raspberries. I also skipped the strainer and froze my chocolate, berries and all. It was delish! The picture doesn't show the true color very well. It would be neat to paint a room this color~ raspberry brown.
I served my scoop of ice cream with a orange-raspberry tort. It was the perfect combination of chocolate, orange, and tart raspberries. I will post the recipe for the tort tomorrow.

Y'all enjoy!


Cindy Ruth said...

Sandi-Your ice cream looks great. I love chocolate and raspberry together, so I'm sure I will be making this in the future.

Flo said...

I'm impatiently waiting for the torte recipe, because I love raspberries, even more if they're accompanied by chocolate!

Greetings from a major raspberry-exporting country.

Anonymous said...

Looks heavenly!

Deborah said...

Sandi, this looks yummy. I'm a huge fan of chocolate and raspberry together. I love to have chocolate shake with raspberries and macadamia nuts. MMMMMM

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Cindy~ Your hot chocolate is looking good too!
Flo~ I'll be posting it tomorrow... or the next day :-)
Vickie~ thanks for stopping in.
Deborah~ I can't imagine a milkshake with chocolate, raspberries and macadamia nuts. Sinfull.

Back Through Time said...

That looks wonderful! Yum!!!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!! Need I say more?

Have a great week!

lululu said...

I'm so looking forward to the torte recipe!!

windycorner said...

YUM! This looks sooooo good. It doesn't help that I've been dieting for a few weeks....I miss ice cream!

Darius T. Williams said...

Such a perfect combo - really!


Related Posts with Thumbnails