It’s day two of Ice Cream week already! This week seems to be flying by but I’m certainly not complaining when it means I get ice cream! If you are late to ice cream week, click here to check out day one.
Today’s recipe is Chocolate Fudge Swirl Ice Cream. Using the simple no churn vanilla ice cream from the beginning of the week but with the addition of shaved chocolate and a rich and gooey chocolate fudge sauce rippled right through the ice cream. This has got to be one of my, if not my favourite ice cream flavour combinations I have ever eaten!
When I was coming up with flavours and recipes for ice cream week, I knew I didn’t want the typical vanilla, chocolate, mint chocolate, strawberry, etc. I wanted unusual, over the top delicious, oh so decedent and indulgent. This recipe idea came to me as I was watching TV. It first began with the chocolate shavings throughout the ice cream. I don’t particularly like chocolate chips in my ice cream as I hate coming across the hard texture in among the creaminess of the ice cream. Some people love that kind of texture, I do not. So I began to wonder what chocolate shavings would be like, so I wrote the idea down.
I then began to wonder what else I could do to make the ice cream seem more exciting. I mean chocolate shavings is cool and all but I wanted indulgence! I then began to think of my Peanut Butter Chocolate Layer Fudge, (I know what you’re thinking and the answer is yes, I do constantly think and dream of food), and then it hit me. Fudge swirl through the ice cream! The simple three ingredient chocolate fudge could be the ticket needed to make the ice cream super indulgent.
So the Chocolate Fudge Swirl Ice Cream was born. To make this you will make the simple no churn vanilla ice cream and grate some chocolate. You can use any type of chocolate you like. I used half milk chocolate and half dark chocolate. You could even cheat and break up a few Flakes instead of grating chocolate.
Once you have added the chocolate its time to make the fudge. I adapted the chocolate fudge recipe so it uses less chocolate and no vanilla. The reason I used less chocolate is because we don’t want the fudge to set hard in the freezer. We want just enough chocolate to make the fudge rich but not so much that it hardens the condensed milk.
This recipe is decedent and indulgent while remaining simple and elegant. It has become one of my favourite ice creams and I’m sure it will become yours too!
- 600mL Cream
- 1 Tin Condensed Milk
- 1-2 Tsp Vanilla Essence
- 1/2 Cup Grated Chocolate
- 1/2 Cup Condensed Milk
- 3/4 Cup Dark Chocolate, melted
- With a beater, beat the cream until soft peaks form.
- Add the condensed milk and the vanilla essence and lightly beat until it is all combined.
- Grate the chocolate and stir through the ice cream mixture. You can use milk, dark or even white chocolate.
- Pour the ice cream mixture into a container.
- Melt the chocolate and stir through the condensed milk.
- Pour the fudge through the ice cream and then using a knife just lighty swirl it through.
- Place in the freezer to set (preferably overnight).
- I have found it is set enough after four hours if you like a soft serve consistency.
- I like my ice cream with quite a bit of vanilla so I add 2 tsp but always start with one and taste the mixture to see if you want more vanilla.
- You can use milk chocolate in the fudge if you want a sweeter fudge ripple.
- You can use broken up Flakes instead of grating chocolate if you prefer.