Sunday, June 27, 2010

To feed your cravings: Kahlua Chip Frozen...Custard?

This was a long shot. I was inspired after the Margarita Ice Cream to try something else. Lime and Tequila worked so well...Well, wouldn't Kahlua and Chocolate? Obviously!

The texture of this frozen treat isn't much like ice cream; but rather a richer Italian ice. The flavors are there, for sure, though.

I got the idea from this Food Network recipe, but altered it quite a bit. Now, the recipe called for an ice cream maker. I'm pretty sure this may be the only kitchen appliance we do not have. So, I decided to wing it and see how it turned out. Much to my surprise, it's pretty darn tasty. Kind of like a mudslide icee. Who wouldn't like that?

What you need:
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup eggbeaters egg substitute
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups fat free half and half
  • 2 cups 2% evaporated milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup Kahlua coffee flavored liquor
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet toll house morsels.
How you do it:

In a sauce pan over medium heat, bring the evaporated milk and fat free half and half to a boil. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, egg beaters, and sugar until it's thick.

Next, lower the heat for the sauce pan, and take the egg mixture and slowly whisk it into the boiling milk mixture. Do this slowly otherwise you'll have a giant omelet! Make sure the sugar is dissolved. Let this sit for a few minutes and then place the custard in a bowl and place in the freezer to blast-chill for about 10-15 minutes.

Take the bowl out of the freezer and add the vanilla & almond extracts, Kahlua, and chocolate chips to the mix. Stir well and place into a container and let freeze over night.

Like the Margarita Ice Cream I made, this Kahlua Frozen Custard is much lower in fat content than it's original recipe. Let's take a looksie, shall we?
Original recipe from the Food Network (sans the espresso):

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Amount per Serving

Calories 331
Calories from Fat 158.4
Total Fat 17.6g
Saturated Fat 10.13g
Cholesterol 172mg
Sodium 38.67mg
Total Carbohydrate 60.82g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 21.28g
Protein 5.57g
This recipe:

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Amount per Serving

Calories 229
Calories from Fat 43.5
Total Fat 4.83g
Saturated Fat 2.18g
Cholesterol 77.67mg
Sodium 116.1mg
Total Carbohydrate 35.28g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 33.03g
Protein 6.91g
Mmm. Kahlua.

1 comment:

  1. I think I need to make this for this weekend!!