Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ice Cream without a machine + Chocolate Almond Milkshakes!

chocolate almond milkshakes!

While I was in Atlanta for Blogher Food, Elissa, Lauren, Tessa, Kamran and I ate at the restaurant Yeah! Burger. Twice. Needless to say, it’s pretty dang good. They have hands down, the best turkey burger I have ever tasted.

Along with the really good turkey burger, they also have excellent shakes. The peach flavor is amazing, but the one that really stuck out to me was the chocolate almond. It’s a basic chocolate shake, but with almond butter mixed in. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it, but I LOVED it.

IMG_2807 copy-2

Since I don’t have a Yeah! Burger right down the street, I decided to recreate it at home. You could just use store bought chocolate ice cream, but homemade is so much better. This recipe I used is from David Lebovitz, ice cream genius. It’s the most creamy, rich chocolate ice cream ever. The best part? I didn’t use an ice cream maker! I have one of those huge, vintage wannabe ice cream makers, which is terribly loud and requires a massive amount of ice and rock salt. I hate lugging it out, so I googled “how to make ice cream without a machine” and landed on this page, also from David Lebovitz. Head over there for the method!

If you want to make ice cream without a machine, the key is to use a custard base, not one of those recipes for super quick, no cook ice cream, which are always too icy and not at all creamy. It takes more work, lots of stirring and cooling, but in the end it is so worth it.

IMG_2839 copy-2

The milkshake part is much easier than the ice cream part! Just dollop a few spoonfuls of almond butter into a glass, add ice cream, a little milk, and stir. The ratios are completely up to you. Want it super almondy? Add more almond butter. Want it really thick? Add less milk. I also like to stir in some very finely chopped lightly salted almonds and top it with shaved semi sweet chocolate.

Seriously y’all. Try this out. Both the shake and the ice cream! It’s the perfect way to ring in summer.

chocolate almond milkshakes!

Chocolate Ice Cream
from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

2 cups heavy cream

3 tbsp unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder

5 oz bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

1 cup whole milk

3/4 cup sugar

pinch of salt

5 large egg yolks

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Warm 1 cup of cream with cocoa powder in medium saucepan, whisking to thoroughly blend the cocoa. Bring to boil then reduce heat and gently simmer for 30 seconds, whisking constantly. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate until smooth. Stir in remaining cup of cream.

Pour mixture into a large bowl, scraping the saucepan as much as possible. Set mesh strainer atop the bowl. Warm milk, sugar, and salt in the same saucepan. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks. Slowly pour the warm milk into the egg yolks, whisking constantly, then scrape the warmed yolks back into the saucepan. Stir mixture constantly over medium heat making sure the scrape the bottom and corners, until the mixture thickens and reaches custard consistency.

Pour custard through strainer and stir it into the chocolate until smooth, then stir in the vanilla. Continue to stir over ice bath until cool. Refrigerate the mixture to cool thoroughly and then freeze it in your ice cream machine per the manufacturer’s instructions, or follow the instructions here. Yields 1 quart.

85 comments:

  1. this looks great Hannah. I'm loving the chalkboard background and chalk writing! I love seeing what others handwriting looks like :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. These look so simple and sweet...just what a lovely treat should be. I also LOVE the chalkboard in the background!

    -Emily

    ReplyDelete
  3. Good thing i have all the ingredients in the fridge!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Mmm that sounds like the most delicious milkshake ever. And now you've gotten me in an ice cream mood! I just recently found what looks like a really nice recipe for honey ice cream-- you should try making honey ice cream with a jam swirl, to match your blog name. :D

    ReplyDelete
  5. The chocolate almond milkshake sounds so good! I'm celebrating summer solstice with ice cream at the blog. Plus giving away a copy of David's book, The Perfect Scoop! (See Monday's post)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hannah!
    love love love you girl!
    what a fabulous idea to add salty almond butter to this perfect choco custard base.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This looks unbelievably good! Thanks for sharing--I don't have an ice cream maker, and everything I try turns out too hard and icy, so I've been wanting to find out how to make good ice cream without a machine.
    http://www.curlygirlkitchen.com/

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love. All of this. And you. But the chalkboard? That is utter perfection. I think I need to make some of this and reminisce over those fantastic Yeah! Burgers and time with you guys.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Yes! Ice cream without a big machine. thank you! I haven't got a machine and am always so envious when people make their own ice cream. super excited. must make ice cream asap.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I need this milkshake right now, I love almond butter and chocolate! Loving the chalkboard background too!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Divine looking! I also make my ice cream without using a machine (just my KA)... Your pictures are lovely, as alaways.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    ReplyDelete
  12. Just in time to celebrate the first day of summer! Looks delicious! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Gorgeous, and loving that background!!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love the way you style your photos. So cute *squee*! Moreover, I am just loving the recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love the styling in the photographs! How fun!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I need to put ice cream on my summer to make list! My excuse is always that I don't have a machine, but I guess I can't even give that one anymore!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Considering I barely ever have access to an ice cream maker this is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I want to make home ice cream, i try what you say. Beautiful photografies!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Looks delicious!!!!!...great way to make homemade ice-cream!!!!! your photos are so cool!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. WOW! Adding the almond butter is a stroke of genius. I now want to go to Yeah! Burger :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh my gosh...
    This is so sweet. I love the chalkboard, it adds a touch of whimsy. Just adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am so trying this during the weekend! Looks so rich and creamy.

    Maria @ A Platter of Figs

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love! I don't have an ice cream maker but I have wanted to make ice cream for so long now- thanks for the link! God, love David Leibovitz for his genius in all things sweet and creamy:)

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love this! Great combo, easy peasy, creamy and wonderful!!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. i really love the way you styled this - i'm obsessed with chalkboards in photographs and i love the fun writing, sweet bowls and the vintage straws. awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  26. ah hannah! we are connected to the same vibe! i've been experimenting making frozen desserts with my new ice cream-sorbet-frozen yogurt maker. yeah, it's a machine, but it couldn't be easier! i'll post soon. i'm loving the photo styling with the chalkboard!! xo.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Love how you played with light and shadows in your photos!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I love these photos, especially the use of the chalkboard. Brilliant! And honestly, I had no clue how to make ice cream without a machine until now.

    ReplyDelete
  29. As a child I used to take my ice cream and stir it up until it was a "soup" consistency. This certainly brought back memories.

    And, as I mentioned on Twitter, I just love the use of the chalkboard here... such a fun, childlike perspective you provided!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Oh my gosh! I have never even considered ice cream without an ice cream maker....clearly I've been missing out.

    Also, can I just say, almond butter is fantastic. I substitute it for peanut butter all the time. Its so great on oatmeal or with jam on toast, but I bet it is equally as delicious in ice cream!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Your photos and recipes always look so good! I could totally use some icecream right now! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  32. These pictures are gorgeous! I love the chalkboard.

    And I am pretty pumped to learn I don't need an ice cream maker to make ice cream. SCORE

    ReplyDelete
  33. Almond, chocolate, ice cream....is there a better milkshake combination?

    ReplyDelete
  34. This is soooooo gorgeous! I recently bought ice-cream maker but it doesn't fit into my small freezer, so it's useless. I love this recipe and the photos are breathtaking!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Oh my goodness...I can not wait to try this out...looks delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Wow, I didn't realise an ice-cream maker wasn't a necessity. I love it when a beverage upstages a meal -- a wonderful surprise! Milkshake sounds yum, but now I'm wondering what other varieties I'm yet to discover??

    ReplyDelete
  37. What a super recipe, Hannah! Brilliant to top with those salty almonds!

    ReplyDelete
  38. It's a good thing I don't have a burger place like that just down the street or I'd weigh 300 lbs.

    I love that chocolate ice cream recipe. It's just perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  39. It's a pity your ice cream melted so quickly. ):

    ReplyDelete
  40. super recipe!! love the pictures...the milkshake sounds amazin.

    http://stellaroseblog.wordpress.com/

    ReplyDelete
  41. This is exactly what I was looking for this summer! Thanx! I'll make sure I pop round more often!

    ReplyDelete
  42. David Lebovitz's custard ice creams are winners every time! Your ice cream looks beautiful, and I love the milkshake idea!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I tried another one of David Lebovitz's no-machine ice cream recipes, which used ALCOHOL instead. It was delicious :D But now I want a milkshake. Amazing pictures as usual.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Hi Hannah!

    I'm a new follower... and I just wanted to say how much I *love* your blog and photography. My mouth actually waters when I see pictures of your food -- and trust me, that doesn't happen a lot when I see pictures of food! Keep cookin',
    Acacia

    ReplyDelete
  45. very good post, i was really searching for this topic as i wanted this topic to understand completely and it is also very rare in internet that is why it was very difficult to understand thank you for sharing this.

    camera

    ReplyDelete
  46. I tried added one of David Lebovitz's no-machine ice toiletry recipes, which victimized Potable instead. It was scrumptious :D But now I poverty a drink. Awful pictures as customary.


    Computer Parts Store

    ReplyDelete
  47. Its really some cool not to mention helpful piece of information. I’m glad that you simply common this unique helpful info with us. Why not stay you and me informed of this nature. Thank you for the purpose of showing.


    Computer Store

    ReplyDelete
  48. Good post. It is really help to us. Its give us lots of interest and pleasure. Its opportunity are so fantastic and working style so speedy. Its really a good article. It gives me lots of pleasure and interest.


    SEO Services

    ReplyDelete
  49. They are so habituated in making this that they can't express.Making this chocolate ice-creme at once is quite a tough work.But by following some instruction they can easily made this at home.





    Notebooks

    ReplyDelete
  50. Thanks for this article. Its really a good topic. I like this side. Give me some information about this side.
    Monitors

    ReplyDelete
  51. In a large bowl, whisk together the ateş ve su buz devri brown sugar, melted butter, flour and salt. Add in the eggs, maple syrup This dish is really amazing to eat.As there has been mixed many awesome ingredients kafa topu so it should be delicious for everyone.I would like to make this dish and will eat with my family.

    ReplyDelete
  52. I want you to thank for your time of this wonderful read!!! I definately enjoy every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff of your blog a must read blog.mentomori.co.uk |

    agilitty.co.uk |

    lettrader.co.uk |

    dtas-diamonds.co.uk |

    bodwennursery.co.uk |

    runhamsweddingcars.co.uk |

    im16.co.uk |

    ralphandrusso.co.uk |

    alaniles.co.uk |

    acenet2000.co.uk |

    ReplyDelete
  53. The first and foremost support you can get from entrance operator and auto fix shop company San Antonio is simple, more affordable and complete new entrance set up. go to website

    ReplyDelete
  54. This looks absolutely amazing. I'm not even a big fan of chocolate, but I can't wait to try it! SEO Conference

    ReplyDelete
  55. It was great to see the old printshop and everyone who works there again. I am excited to see a printing business still operating and growing, great job guys. seo newyork

    ReplyDelete
  56. I have been researching this subject for a few days now for a report I am writing. Your post has been very helpful in this regard. high pr links

    ReplyDelete
  57. I am excited to see a printing business still operating and growing, great job guys. How to get free itunes codes

    ReplyDelete
  58. Thanks for sharing this great article! That is very interesting Smile I love reading and I am always searching for informative information like this! free vouchers

    ReplyDelete
  59. I really enjoy simply reading all of your weblogs. Simply wanted to inform you that you have people like me who appreciate your work. games online

    ReplyDelete
  60. Useful articles I would recomendasikan to a friend. I have a women's health information please visit: stone accessories

    ReplyDelete
  61. That's so true. It doesn't matter if you're talking about a relationship, a family, a social circle. Some of it goes with you, like those subatomic particles. high pr backlinks

    ReplyDelete
  62. I found your website perfect for my needs. It contains wonderful and helpful posts.Boca best CPA

    ReplyDelete
  63. My last comment isn't on the screen having pressed 'Publish Comment.' Maybe it's too long? HPI check

    ReplyDelete
  64. It has been months for me. Nicely this article that i've been waited for so long. post ads free

    ReplyDelete
  65. I really enjoy simply reading all of your weblogs. Simply wanted to inform you that you have people like me who appreciate your work. high pr backlinks

    ReplyDelete
  66. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon. home movers

    ReplyDelete
  67. I was in vital need to get some information on this topic and thanks to you, I've got that! Thanks, once again! clash of clan hack

    ReplyDelete
  68. The article posted was very informative and useful thanks for sharing. boca movers

    ReplyDelete
  69. I discovered it though, ill be checking back soon to find out what additional posts you include. house movers

    ReplyDelete
  70. Things people should know. you need more publicize this so many people who know about it are rare for people to know this. success for you. google penalty remover service

    ReplyDelete
  71. Very interesting post thank you for sharing this information with us, it is always a problem thinking if the best thing to write, but from reading this article it really helps. Great post. remove google penalty

    ReplyDelete
  72. It doesn't matter if you're talking about a relationship, a family, a social circle. Some of it goes with you, like those subatomic particles. CPA boca

    ReplyDelete
  73. I wish I had a great, in depth rundown for you, but I find myself still processing it.uk seo conference

    ReplyDelete
  74. Working on the movie was a lot of hard work, but Westenhofer says the artistic results exceeded his expectations. free candy crush hack

    ReplyDelete