Ok so between chocolate and strawberry I will have to say chocolate is my 1st favourite ice cream! When I was a kid my mom would take me to the mall and she would always get me ice cream from Laura Secord. I would pick out strawberry most times…it was amazing! Tried it most recently and well it sure does not taste the same as it used too! Hate when they change things!
If it was store bought it always was chocolate or Dutch chocolate….even those don’t taste the same anymore! I know its not me…its the product itself. I am not alone in thinking that they have changed in quality!
There was a time when all natural was available and it did taste good! Now a days ‘all natural’ includes mono and diglycerides among other things! I much rather have control of whats going into my ice cream and enjoy it with out the worries of whats really in it! I am so happy I got my ice cream machine….how did I not get one sooner?!
Another thing I absolutely love is chocolate syrup, with my milk or on top of cereal, ice cream you name it I love it! I don’t however like the ingredients….but it didn’t stop me from buying it all these years! I just never thought of making it myself…until I typed it out and sure enough found it on the net! Will be sharing that with you as well:)
What you will need for ice cream:
- 2 and 1/2 cups half and half cream
- 1/2 cup 3.25% milk
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla*
- 3/4 dark cocoa
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp instant coffee (optional)
- 2-3 tbsp Nutella (makes it extra special)
- Ice cream
- Whipping cream
- Chocolate syrup
- Fruits of choice, maraschino cherries, strawberries or raspberries