Easy Chocolate Ice Cream

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Can you believe it’s already August? This has been such an amazing summer I can’t believe it’s already half gone! Luckily for us San Franciscans, October is kind of like another mini-summer when the weather gets beautiful again. So, we have that to look forward to, its like a San Francisco Summer Sandwich with some fog in the middle! That have been the most obnoxious thing I’ve ever written. Not sure. You decide.
In the meantime, I think we should¬†celebrate the remaining summer by making one of my favorite things in the whole entire world: ice cream. This was my first ice cream attempt, and I have to say I’m pretty proud of how it turned out. I can also say, very honestly, that I have literally never made a crappy batch of ice cream (you see what I just did there?) At least, not yet.
I used a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer with an ice cream attachment which my grandmother just gave me. Its really special because it used to be my grandfather’s, who just passed away a few weeks ago. Now, I have something very special in my kitchen from both of my grandfathers. My mom gave me a cast iron skillet which was her dad’s, and now I have the Kitchen Aid from my dad’s dad. Maybe its silly, but it makes me feel a little closer to them. Like, its something we share together, you know? Our love of cooking – and of course, family.
OK, are you ready to see how easy this is? You won’t even believe it. Just don’t tell anyone and blow my cover, K?

I slightly adapted this recipe from Chew Out Loud.

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s)
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup chocolate chips, roughly chopped

  1. In a bowl, combine the cocoa and brown and white sugar. Then add in the milk, stirring until fully combined.
  2. Pour into your ice cream mixer, and make according to directions (the Kitchen Aid Mixer should run for 30 minutes). Add in the chocolate chips during the last 15 minutes of mixing.
  3. Pour into an air-tight container and store in the freezer.
  4. Rinse, and repeat.

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