White Chocolae Ice Cream with Berry Swirl
This ice cream is a wonderful combination of white chocolate and berries. It is definitely one of my favorite ice creams I have made so far.
For the berry swirl you can use mixed berries or a single kind of berry. I used mixed berries because I had the perfect amount leftover in my freezer. However no matter what kind of berry you choose you will have a delicious ice cream.
White Chocolate Ice Cream with Berry Swirl
1 1/2 cups frozen berries, slightly thawed
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon vodka
White Chocolate Ice Cream
8 ounce white chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup half and half
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 cups heavy cream
In a medium bowl combine the berries, sugar and vodka. Mash with a fork until juicy with some chunks still remaining. Chill in the refrigerator until needed.
Place freezer safe container, for storing the ice cream, in the freezer.
Put the chocolate into a large heatproof bowl and set aside.
In a small saucepan, over medium low heat, combine the half and half and sugar. Stir constantly until the half and half is just warm and sugar has dissolved. Immediately pour half and half over the chocolate and stir until chocolate is completely melted and combined with half and half. Add in the heavy cream and stir to combine. Refrigerate mixture until completely chilled, about 4 hours.
Pour mixture into an ice cream machine and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions. Remove the ice cream storage container from the freezer and transfer half of the ice cream into it. Add half of the berry mixture to the ice cream by spoonfuls. Add remaining ice cream and top with spoonfuls of remaining berry mixture. Using a knife, held vertically, run it through the ice cream several times to create the swirl. Put the lid on the container and store in the freezer.
*Adapted from Tide and Thyme.