One of the things I wanted to do this summer was try making ice cream but I don’t have an ice cream machine. Then, I saw an article in Woman’s Day magazine about making your own ice cream without a machine but never got around to it. Finally, while shopping at World Market last week, I picked up some supplies for a Santa Fe inspired dinner for two with spicy chocolate ice cream for dessert!
Did you realized that not only does World Market have gorgeous household decor but they also have a Global Food Market with food and flavors from around the world! We spend a lot of time in this department dreaming about trying all of the delicious foods.
Here are the items that I bought for the dinner: a beautiful dark wood tray, 2 large blue plates, 2 yellow plates, 2 coffee cups, 6 small white bowls, yellow napkins, napkin rings, taco sauce, tortilla chips, three bean & corn salsa, chipolte chilie chocolate and chili & lime chocolate which isn’t pictured here because I used it to make the ice cream!
For dinner, I made tacos. I followed the directions on the package and browned the hamburger with the onion and potato. Then, I added the taco skillet sauce. I also chopped all of the toppings and made guacamole.
I took the extra leaves out of our table to make is suitable for two and set it with all of the fun items I had purchased as well as a few I already owned.
I assembled the taco meat and toppings on the tray for easy taco assembly. Of course this is more food than two people can consume so we will get to enjoy the leftovers!
The tortilla chips were poured into a bowl.
Everything was delicious and I love all of the new items I found at World Market!
Then, came dessert! I mixed up the spicy chocolate ice cream the night before so that it had time to freeze. I brewed some World Market maple pecan pie coffee, dished up the ice cream and assembled the dessert tray. The spicy chocolate ice cream was unexpectedly fantastic! It was cool and creamy with a bit of a heat. Let me show you how I made it…
The spicy chocolate ice cream was made with only 4 ingredients: vanilla, whipping cream, World Market chili & lime dark chocolate and sweetened condensed milk.
Melt the chocolate in a small bowl. I used the microwave and put the chocolate in for 30 second intervals, stirring each time. When most of the chocolate had melted, I slowly stirred it until the rest melted. Then, I let the chocolate cool slightly.
While the chocolate is cooling, beat 1 cup of heavy whipping cream until peaks hold and it is whipped cream. Use a chilled bowl and chilled whisk attachment for the best results. Then, mix together 7 ounces (half a can) of sweetened condensed milk, the melted chocolate and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Add 3 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream to thin the chocolate mixture. Gently fold the chocolate mixture into the whipped cream and spread into a pan or container. Cover the pan and freeze until hardened. I froze mine overnight.
I used an 11×7 pan but a loaf pan would be a better choice. My loaf pans are in sad condition and I haven’t remember to replace them so this pan worked instead. The spicy chocolate ice cream looks and feels like regular ice cream. It is a wonderful thing!
My husband loved the ice cream. He really like that bit of heat that came at the end of a bite and said it makes you want to keep eating more!
Spicy Chocolate Ice Cream
by The Gunny Sack
3 oz chili & lime dark chocolate bar
7 oz (half a can) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp whipping cream
1 cup whipping cream
Melt the chili & lime dark chocolate bar. Allow it to cool slightly. While cooling, use a chilled mixing bowl and whisk attachment, whip the cream until peaks hold. Then, mix the melted chocolate, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla together. Add 2 tablespoons of whipping cream to thin the mixture. Gently fold chocolate mixture into the whipped cream. Spread into a pan, cover and place in freezer for 8 hours.
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