Tuesday, August 10, 2010

TWD- Dark Chocolate Ganache Ice Cream and Chocolate Cake

I made this ice cream a couple weeks ago when I had lots of cream and eggs on hand. It's AMAZING. But crazy sweet and rich. Make it!

I made a chocolate cake for my family reunion last weekend. Topped with Whipped Chocolate Ganache, it was as chocolatey as the ice cream. You definitely should NOT have them together! 

 
Whipped Chocolate Ganache

Ingredients

Makes about 4 cups .
  • 1 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  1. Place the semisweet chocolate in a large heat-proof bowl. Bring cream to a boil in heavy-bottom pan over medium-high heat; pour over the chocolate. Let sit for 10 minutes; use rubber spatula to stir until smooth.
  2. Let chocolate mixture cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Place mixture in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Whip on medium speed until ganache holds its shape and is slightly lightened in color.

6 comments:

  1. So CUTE! Love your chocolate cake with the adorable, bright and colorful flowers. I know everyone must have devoured it.

    The chocolate ganache ice cream "is" good, isn't it? We are enjoying every bite. Currently, I am trying to hide it from myself =).

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  2. Ooh, I love the idea of whipped ganache. I will definitely try that sometime. (My husband hates frosting (I know, crazy), but it's mostly the really buttery sugary sweet ones he doesn't like. So ganache is a good idea. I've done just ganache before on cakes, but can't wait to try it whipped.
    And I totally agree-do not have cake and this ice cream together. I could barely eat a bite or two of it at a time.
    Thanks for churning ice cream with me for TWD!

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  3. Oooh...whipped ganache! Sounds wonderful. Hope you had fun at the reunion, too.

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  4. I love whipped ganache!! This looks delicious!

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