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Old 04-23-2014, 08:47 AM
 
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I make it myself, using an egg custard base which gives it a smooth, creamy texture (as opposed to just a milk/cream base which will be a little more icy in texture).

Most commercial ice creams these days achieve that creamy texture cheaply, by adding carrageenan or any number of gums (locust bean, guar etc.) which I prefer to keep out of my ice cream.

David Lebowitz's chocolate ice cream recipe is the one I use. It's divine and so very creamy.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:50 AM
 
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Edy's is good stuff. Even the sugar free is good. I'm about to go vegan, though, so no ice cream. WAAAH!!! I'm extremely interested in the non dairy stuff!!!
Coconut milk makes for a great base for ice cream and is really good with chocolate.

This is actually next on my ice cream to make list: Chai Coconut Milk Ice Cream ? Nourished Kitchen
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:39 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I have an ice cream maker too, I made vanilla once and it was great. I should make my own from now on.
Mrs. NBP calls mine "Heart Attack in a Bowl". I, well, don't follow the recipe exactly as regards to cream and sugar.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:48 PM
 
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I'll take Blue Bell Dutch Chocolate any day!!!

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Old 06-06-2014, 11:42 AM
 
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I hope this information can help someone. There is an ice cream sold at Kroger and Fred Meyers that you need to be aware of, and for the love of God, stay away from it!! It's called Denali Extreme Maximum Fudge Moose Tracks. It's premium chocolate ice cream with chunks of fudge weighing in at up to 4 oz. I first bought this evil product while living in Alaska. While the name may sound innocuous enough, it's absolute deception. By the time I finished the first carton - in two sittings, I was laying awake in the middle of the night considering whether or not to get up, get dressed and go out into the sub zero weather and drive the ice-caked roads to buy more. In no time I was on my 5th half gallon and I knew it was too late for me but I began warning others to save themselves. I thought about finding a crack cocaine dealer to help distract me from the cravings but I knew it would not work. I've been in a 12 step program for a few months now but it's been 1 step forward, 2 steps back. I don't even eat breakfast, lunch or dinner anymore, just this sinful concoction. If my life and misery can save just one person, it will have been worth it. Please remember me in your prayers.
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:52 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I don't know what it's like where you are, but where I am it has been really hard to find a good Plain Damn Chocolate Ice Cream.

Recently, Breyers has popped up in the local market with Chocolate Ice cream, and Holy Mackerel it's good. It is really, really good. The last one I bought, all the other shelves were full of other flavors and there was only one left of this.

Just make sure that the box you buy says "Ice Cream" on it and not "Artificial Simulated Dairy Food Product". I don't like the Breyers Artificial Simulated Dairy Food Products at all.
Breyers has always made Chocolate, as far as I remember. Not sure I understand that. Maybe your local supermarket was anti-chocolate and wouldn't order it? LOL.

I'm with you on the fake ice cream craze. It used to be you went to the ice cream section and picked out ice cream. Now you have to be so careful that you didn't just buy "Frozen Dairy Dessert" like Fake Sugar Fake Milk Concoction or This Is Really Yogurt But We're Trying To Fool You By Making It Look Like Ice Cream.

Can't they put that crap in a different section and leave the real ice separate so that you can just look them over and choose what you want without fear of bringing home some horror to your freezer? C'mon.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Looks like it's time to post this again....

Ice Cream’s Dirty Little Secret – The Mindful Table
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:47 PM
 
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Looks like it's time to post this again....

Ice Cream’s Dirty Little Secret – The Mindful Table
That's why I like to make my own!
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:10 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I made my own chocolate "ice cream" from almond milk or rice milk in an ice cream maker.

If I want the real thing, I just go get a chocolate ice cream cone or buy a quart at some of the roadside places that make their own and will sell it by the quart or half gallon. There is Richardson's in EMass Locations | Richardsons Ice Cream where you can get a cone and also take some home with you. I agree that Edy's is good ice cream for grocery store ice cream-- at least it was the last time I had any.

A quart of chocolate ice cream wouldn't last long in this house. I don't dare buy a half gallon because that wouldn't last very long either. Ice cream IS fattening.
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:06 PM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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I'll take Blue Bell Dutch Chocolate any day!!!
I'm not a chocolate fan, but Blue Bell is the best ice cream .
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