- 60 g granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 500 ml heavy cream, 35% fat
- 3 caramel chocolate bars, cut into 0.5 cm cubes
- 50 g dark chocolate couverture, finely chopped
- pinch of salt
- ice cream cones to serve, optional
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An Italian version of ice cream….
- Carefully separate the eggs into 2 large bowls. There should not be absolutely any yolk in the whites.
- Beat the whites with a pinch of salt in a mixer with the whisk attachment. Beat until they turn into a light and fluffy meringue. Also the mixer’s bowl should be completely dry before adding the egg whites.
- To the bowl with the yolks, add the sugar and beat with a hand whisk until the mixture comes together, becomes fluffy and the sugar dissolves completely. Add the vanilla and whisk to combine.
- Use a spatula to gradually add ¼ of the yolk mixture to the meringue. Gently fold to combine. When the mixture has loosened a little, add the rest of the merengue and gently fold in with the spatula. It might be a little difficult to incorporate the two mixtures completely. It’s alright if there are some streaks left in the meringue. The important thing here is to try not to lose any of the mixture’s volume and keep it as fluffy as possible.
- Melt the pieces of chocolate by placing them in a metallic bowl which is held over a pot of simmering water. (This is called a bain marie or a water bath.) You can also melt it in the microwave. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and microwave for 1 minute set at 800 watts.
- In a mixer, beat the heavy cream with the vanilla extract, using the whisk attachment until it forms peaks. You don’t want the whipped cream to be too thick so that it can be easily combined with the egg mixture.
- Add the whipped cream with a spatula and gently fold into mixture.
- Spread half the mixture to a pyrex or baking dish. To the remaining half, add the melted chocolate and mix with the spatula.
- You don’t want the chocolate to be completely combined in the mixture but rather to make waves in the ice cream.
- Add the chocolate bars (finely chopped).
- Spread to cover mixture in baking dish.
- Put in freezer for 12 hours.
- Serve on ice cream cones or with some crumble and chocolate syrup!
Nutrition information per 100 gr.
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.