November 10, 2014

Chocolate ice cream

I recently picked up David Lebovitz's book The Perfect Scoop. I went for the chocolate ice cream first. He gives two variations of basic chocolate- French-style and Philadelphia-style. This one is the French-style. The batter is a cooked custard with eggs. Philadelphia-style is not cooked and has no eggs.

This was good, but given the book's reputation, I expected this to be the greatest chocolate ice cream of all time. It wasn't. I'm not even sure I like it better than the homemade Ben & Jerry's chocolate ice cream. This chocolate was creamy like the other one. It had a big mouthfeel, unlike the other one. I do think I like the other chocolate ice cream better. That one might have had a stronger chocolate flavor. Hm. I'll have to make them again and have a side-by-side taste test. 

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