Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Dorie's Chocolate Ganache Ice Cream



This week, my fellow Tuesdays with Dorie bakers are making the Espresso Cheesecake Brownies, selected by Melissa at Life in a Peanut Shell. She makes the most amazing creations! I tried to get these done before taking a blogging break for Ramadan, but the days and hours evaporated. I do plan to make these and will post about them after Ramadan is over.

All is not lost because one thing I did fit is was Dorie Greenspan's Chocolate Ganache Ice Cream. I can truly say (and report from others) that this was the most chocolaty ice cream I have ever had. It starts out with making the eponymous ganache, a mixture of cream and chocolate (I used Valrhona Guanaja 70%). Then you make the custard, fold it all together, and chill it in the refrigerator until it's cool enough to churn in your ice cream maker. Since it's practically solid after chilling in the fridge, it doesn't take a long time to turn it into ice cream.

Make sure you leave a little in the bowl for sampling!

If you love chocolate, you need to make this. It's easy, incredibly delicious, and since it's so rich, a little goes a long way. Because of its high chocolate content, it needs to sit out on the counter to soften up before serving. Although it's tempting to sneak a taste, the flavor will be better if it isn't frozen solid. I mostly served mine unadorned, because topping it with hot fudge was, yes, way over the top.

*******PLEASE NOTE: Lethally Delicious is on hiatus for the month of Ramadan. I won't be actively blogging, but if you leave a comment, I will visit you. I'll return around Sept. 22nd, refreshed after the blessed month of fasting and prayer. Peace.

17 comments:

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Yum, I'm not much of an ice cream fan but I do love chocolate ice cream. Enjoy your break.

dharmagirl said...

this looks amazing, leslie:)

enjoy your blessed month--we'll miss your blogs:)

peace to you as well!

Clivia said...

I wish I'd made this instead of the brownies. Enjoy your month. I look forward to your return.

Jennifer said...

YUM! Your ice cream looks fabulously rich and delicious!!!!!

Cathy said...

Wow, this looks like some decadent chocolate ice cream! I need to make this while we still have some summer left!

pinkstripes said...

It sounds wonderful. And I will definitely have to try it. YUM.

vibi said...

Mmmm ...I'm very tempted to try and make this, even after all the ice creams I've been making this summer... I think I've broken some records actually!

...I'm also anxious to see your brownies!

Thanks for the inspiration, we'll see if I dare add on one more to my repertoire!

Kayte said...

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate everywhere I look this week...LOL. Okay, this looks like it would be a hit with my guys as they like chocolate!

Katrina said...

I made this amazing ice cream a month or two ago--it was amazing! I totally agree! And yep, a little goes a LONG way.

natalia said...

Ciao ! Super great ice cream !!! Hope you are very fine !!

Sweet and Savory said...

Looks delicious.

I hope t his is a spiritual month for you.

Jacque said...

Mmm, sounds perfect for turning a bad day into a good one.

Looks delish!

Talita said...

Wow!! This looks amazing! I heart ice cream!

AmyRuth said...

I love it when someone makes an unscheduled Dorie recipe and I love love love chocolate. So.... this is a must do, right?!? sounds just perfectly wonderful. Yumm
AmyRuth

Imafoodblog said...

Wow that looks so good, I still have to make your hot fudge, and now I have to add this to the list.

sara/imafoodblog.com

Pamela said...

I'm very behind on my blog comments, but I have to say that this ice cream looks fan-freaking-tastic!

Tracey said...

Your ice cream looks so rich and chocolaty! It'd probably be too intense for me but I just know my husband would love it. He's never met a chocolate dessert that was too rich :)