Last week I posted a recipe for Chestnut Eggnog Ice Cream after I went to the store and they were all out of whipping cream. My original intent had been to make a chocolate chestnut ice cream. Now, with whipping cream in hand, I have done that one too.
I choose to be lazy and buy the chestnut puree ready made from the Eastern European grocery store. If you would like to make it yourself while the chestnuts are currently in season, the recipe isn't that hard. Here is a chestnut puree recipe for you.
And since I've been on chestnuts lately, I will remind you of my very favorite recipe, the European style flourless chocolate cake that uses chestnut puree as the base.
Chocolate Chestnut Ice CreamIngredients
- 1 cup chestnut puree
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups whipping cream
- In a medium bowl, mix together the chestnut puree cocoa powder, vanilla, and sugar until well blended. Add whipping cream and whisk until the mixture is smooth. Pour into ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's instructions.