Monday, July 25, 2011

Vanilla Milk and Chocolate Ice Cubes

Chocolate Ice Cubes

200ml milk
50ml water
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon instant coffee (optional)
70g dark chocolate (66%)- I used milk

Vanilla milk
600ml milk
60g sugar
1 vanilla pod

Finely chop chocolate and place in a heatproof bowl.

Pour milk and water in a saucepan, add sugar, cocoa and coffee and mix thoroughly to avoid lumps. Bring to a boil over medium heat then remove from heat.
Pour over the chocolate, melt 5 minutes then mix gently with a wooden spoon to get a cream smooth and creamy.
Cool and pour into an ice cube tray and freeze.

For milk with vanilla

Pour milk into a large saucepan, add sugar and stir to dissolve.
Slit the vanilla pod in the middle, scrape the seeds and put them in the pan.
Bring to a boil over medium heat then remove from heat.
Cool, then refrigerate several hours or preferably overnight.

To serve, place ice cubes in glasses of chocolate (depending on size of glasses 3-4 ice cubes) and pour over the vanilla milk cold.
You can decorate the drink by serving with whipped cream and chocolate or cigarettes into the gourmet dessert by mixing the milk with the vanilla ice cream for a creamy milkshake: the Summer Shock Mister, irresistible nugget of Chocolate .

Simple and effective!

Recipe from Jean-Paul Hévin - I even kept the French translation as I thought it was cute.