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Strawberry Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, women (and men) everywhere are looking for something special to share with their sweetie. Chocolates will be presented a million times over. If you’re really lucky, you’ll get chocolate-covered strawberries. And if you’re REALLY REALLY lucky, you’ll get this Strawberry Dark Chocolate Ice Cream!
 
To make this ice cream, you will need an ice cream maker. I recommend the Cuisinart 1.5 Quart Frozen Yogurt–Ice Cream Maker. It doesn’t use any salt or ice, and your ice cream will be ready in half an hour or less.
 
You’ll also need whole milk, sugar, cream, strawberries, lemon juice, vanilla, and dark chocolate. 
 
You will need to plan ahead a little to make this ice cream. But Valentine’s Day is all about planning ahead, right? So this should be no problem. The reason this takes some advanced planning is so you can properly prepare the strawberries.
 
If you have ever used frozen strawberries in smoothies, you know that they are rocks. We don’t want strawberry rocks in our ice cream. The way to avoid this is to put the cut-up strawberries in a bowl on the counter with some sugar and a little lemon juice and just let it all sit for a couple of hours. The juice will be drawn out of the strawberries, and the sugar will go into the strawberries. This is the magic that prevents your strawberries from freezing in the ice cream, because sugar inhibits the formation of ice crystals.
 
From there, you just mix everything together (except the strawberries and dark chocolate) and churn it up! The last five minutes, add your strawberries. Then as you transfer the ice cream to an airtight container, drizzle the melted dark chocolate over it. Voila! Romantic ice cream that tastes just like chocolate-covered strawberries!
 
For more great ice cream recipes, visit Ice Cream Inspiration.
 
 
 
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