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Chilli & Orange Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

Dark chocolate, orange and chilli in an ice cream make for a power-packed combination. Pair this with a decadent warm brownie or eat it on its own, either way, this ice cream is on our list of #foodgoals! Inspired by Lindt Excellence chocolate bars, which claim the status of perfection, the rich cocoa flavour is balanced by zesty orange & punctuated with spicy chilli.

Fresh oranges are a delight to work with and melting 80% cacao dark chocolate chips fills the kitchen with a strong aroma. Making this ice-cream is more fun than you’d think, so give it a try!

Prep Time: 30 minutes + 7 hours chilling and churning

Caters To: 5 gobblers

Challenge Level: Intermediate

From The Pantry:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup dark unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons tabasco sauce (adjust as per taste)

Cook Away:

  1. In a medium sized saucepan whisk together sugar, cream, milk, cocoa, salt and orange zest. Bring to boil and reduce to low heat, whisking every 2 minutes.
  2. Add chocolate chips and stir continuously until the chocolate melts.
  3. Remove from heat, mix in orange juice, vanilla extract and tabasco.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool down till room temperature before chilling in refrigerator for 4 hours.
  5. Pour the chilled mixture in the ice cream machine and churn as per instructions.
  6. Once the ice cream is churned, add in a loaf pan and freeze for another 2 hours to set.

The ice cream is now ready, so scoop & eat!

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