4th of Jul treat: Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream with Fudge Syrup and Georgia Candied Pecans – WXIA

ATLANTA – The Fourth of Jul is right around a dilemma and that means it’s time for those backyard barbecues and picnics. Our 11Alive photojournalist Stephen Boissy has a recipe for a honeyed provide that’s certain to keep we cold in a summer sun.


Triple Pecan Chocolate Fudge Sundaes

Serves 4-6


·        3 c high half half

·        ¼  c dim cocoa powder

·        4 vast egg yolks

·        3/8  c granulated sugar

·        2 oz mascarpone (or underling cream cheese)

·        Pinch of salt

·        4 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

·        1 t vanilla

·        Candied pecans, recipe follows

·        Fudge sauce, recipe follows



Add half and half to a complicated bottomed little saucepan.  Whisk in cocoa powder until smooth.  Heat over middle feverishness only until reduction is about boil, it steams, and has little froth around a edges.  Remove from heat.

In Vitamix or other blender, supplement egg yolks, sugar, mascarpone, and salt.  Briefly mix until total and dark yellow in color.  With mixer on low, solemnly tide in half and half reduction by hole in lid, being clever not to splatter as reduction will be hot.  Add in chopped chocolate.  Raise reduction speed to middle high and mix only until smooth. 

Wipe out saucepan and lapse reduction to saucepan over medium-low heat.  Heat reduction until it thickens and coats a behind of a spoon, about 175 degrees.  Remove from heat.  Stir in vanilla.  Allow reduction to cold somewhat than send to a enclosure to chill.  Chill reduction in fridge overnight afterwards routine in ice cream builder according to manufacturer’s instructions, adding 1 c of a candied pecans during a final notation of processing.  Serve ice cream immediately or send to a enclosure for freezing. 

Candied Pecans:

·        1 ½ c vast pecan pieces

·        1 egg white

·        ½ – ¾ c granulated sugar

·        ¼ t cinnamon

·        Pinch of any salt and cayenne pepper

Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350.  Combine all mixture in a zip tip bag and shake until pecans are good coated.  Spread uniformly on a baking piece lonesome with vellum and bake for approximately 30 mins or until golden brown, fragrant, and dry.  Allow to cold and mangle into little pieces. 

Fudge Sauce:

·        1 crater complicated cream

·        1/3 crater light corn syrup

·        1/3 crater sugar

·        ¼ crater cocoa powder

·        ¼ teaspoon sea salt

·        6 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped divided

·        2 Tbsp unsalted butter

·        1 teaspoon cinnamon

·        ½ crater candied pecans, chopped

Bring a initial 5 mixture and half of a chopped chocolate to a cook over middle heat.  Let cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from feverishness and supplement remaining chocolate, butter, and cinnamon.  Stir until combined, let cool, and supplement chopped candied pecans.

If you’re still looking for some some-more Fourth of Jul fun after enjoying this delicious ice cream, check 11Alive’s list of things to do for a holiday weekend.

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