My favorite childhood story includes my younger sister and ice cream. Every time mum and dad would take us out for ice cream, Pragya would finish hers at break-neck speed, while I would take my time savouring it. Once she was done, she would invariably turn towards me and demand that I share mine with her. A fight would start, and mum would have to intervene. I don’t remember who won in the end but then, that’s the thing with childhood memories. It doesn’t matter who won or lost. What matters is that they always make you smile.
Since then ice-cream has sort of become my comfort food because the memories make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It reminds me of the innocence of childhood, the twinkle in Pragya’s eye when she would start eyeing my cone, mum’s exasperation at our squabbles and dad’s amusement.
With the weather becoming warmer, I’ve been looking for an ice cream recipe that wouldn’t require a machine. I’ve made ice cream before, but it never froze well. Grainy, crystallized ice cream is no fun for anybody.
This recipe by David Lebovitz nailed it. The ice cream is creamy, mildly sweet and packs quite a punch! The best part? It makes just enough that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating it all!
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Boozy Chocolate Ice Cream does not require an ice cream machine; is creamy, mildly sweet and comes together in minutes!
- 55 g Chocolate
- 3 tablespoons Milk
- 3 tablespoons Cream
- 6 tablespoons Baileys
- 1 Banana (medium sized)
- Place the chocolate and milk in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 30 seconds at full power. Stir with a fork after 30 seconds, and if not melted, microwave again for 15 seconds. Remember chocolate always looks less melted than it is, so be careful.
- Add the chocolate mixture and rest of the ingredients to a blender and blend till smooth.
- Once blended, pour into a freezer safe container (metal or plastic) and freeze for at least 5 hours or more.
- Top with nuts, chocolate sauce or any other add on’s to serve. Or if you are like me, just dig in.