RESULTS: made with better chocolate this would be the best ever. Consistency is perfectly rich. Next time will use Dagoba New Moon or Endangered Species and maybe add some espresso powder. Or steep fresh mint in the cream and milk.
stir in 1 cup of the half and half and heat slowly till combined
when combined, add rest of half and half
in separate bowl, whisk egg and sugar till combined
drizzle chocolate mixture into egg/sugar slowly while whisking
pour in cream
freeze according to ice maker instructions
RESULTS: The best! Decreasing the amount of liquid from 4 c. to 3 made freezing go much better. Flavor is perfect. Texture is creamy. Could consider adding some espresso powder to bump up the bitterness.
steep mint in simmering half and half for 15-20 minutes
meanwhile, beat egg in bowl
slowly incorporate all of the sugar
once the mint has steeped for 15-20 minutes, strain half and half into egg/sugar mixture slowly, whisking continuously.
pour rest of half and half into the mixture
stir in vanilla and peppermint oil
pour into ice maker and freeze mixture according to manufacturer's instructions
RESULTS: Incredibly refreshing taste. Excellent fresh mint flavor. Texture is very light. Maybe too light, though it works with the lightness of the flavor. Could replace 1-2 c. of half and half with cream to make a denser texture.
melt extra-bitter chocolate in metal bowl over double boiler
add cocoa powder gradually while stirring
add 2/3 c. of half and half and stir to combine
add sugar and gradually while stirring
when combined, remove bowl from heat
pour in remaining half & half and vanilla
in separate bowl, reserve 1 c. of the mixture and combine with peanut butter until smooth
cover both bowls and put in refrigerator overnight.
pour cooled mixture and follow manufacturer's instructions.
5-10 minutes before mixture is near freezing, drizzle in the peanut butter/chocolate mixture, and continue freezing.
RESULTS: excellent balance of flavor, though could be slightly more chocolatey. Peanut butter flavor is excellent. texture is a little too dense. the attempt to get a peanut butter swirl was foiled by the long freezing time. It just became incorporated, making the last step above pointless.