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Indulge in the creamy and decadent world of homemade chocolate ice cream. This luscious treat is a chocolate lover’s dream, boasting rich, velvety-smooth texture and an intense cocoa flavor that will tantalize your taste buds.
Made with love and quality ingredients, this chocolate ice cream is a delightful blend of fresh cream, premium chocolate, and just the right amount of honey, ensuring a perfectly balanced sweetness.
How to make Kids friendly Chocolate Ice cream?
As I already mentioned in other kids friendly recipes, I choose to replace sugar with honey in the recipes that can be easily adapted this way. Crafting a kids friendly chocolate ice cream by swapping sugar with honey is a delightful twist that elevates both flavor and healthiness. In this delectable homemade ice cream recipe, we don’t use refined sugars and we embrace the natural sweetness of pure honey.
This homemade kids friendly chocolate ice cream recipe requires simple ingredients that will offer you a delicious and healthy cold dessert for you and your little ones, and these represent:
- Dark Chocolate: Start with high-quality dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa concentration, that delivers the deep, chocolaty notes essential for a decadent chocolate ice cream;
- Fresh Creaminess: Choose rich, full-fat cream as your base. It adds that luxurious creaminess that’s key to perfect ice cream.
- Natural Sweetness: Instead of sugar, we turn to honey – a natural sweetener with a distinct, luscious flavor that pairs wonderfully with chocolate. Honey also lends a pleasingly soft texture to your ice cream.
- Egg Yolks: These give your ice cream a velvety consistency and contribute to its richness.
- Milk: The creamy texture of the chocolate ice cream will be achieved by mixing milk, cream and egg yolks.
Is homemade chocolate ice cream good for kids?
You already know that I do not encourage excessive and very frequent consumption of sweets among children.
However, occasionally and using high-quality ingredients, we can prepare homemade desserts that satisfy the cravings of the little ones.
Moreover, chocolate offers many benefits to our bodies and those of our children, such as:
- Nutrient Powerhouse: Dark chocolate, in particular, is packed with essential nutrients like fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese. These minerals play key roles in various bodily functions, from maintaining healthy bones to supporting metabolism.
- Heart Health: Dark chocolate is renowned for its heart-friendly properties. It contains flavonoids, potent antioxidants that help improve blood flow, reduce blood pressure, and lower the risk of heart disease. Consuming dark chocolate in moderation may contribute to a healthier cardiovascular system.
- Cognitive Boost: Chocolate has been associated with enhanced cognitive function. The natural compounds in chocolate, including flavonoids and caffeine, can temporarily improve focus, alertness, and memory. These benefits can be particularly valuable for students and professionals.
- Mood Elevation: Chocolate is known for its mood-enhancing properties. It stimulates the release of endorphins, the brain’s “feel-good” chemicals, which can help reduce stress and anxiety and promote an overall sense of well-being. A small indulgence in chocolate can be a comforting treat during challenging times.
- Skin Protection: The antioxidants in dark chocolate can help protect the skin against the harmful effects of UV radiation and promote a healthier complexion. Regular consumption of dark chocolate, coupled with a balanced diet and proper skincare, can contribute to radiant skin.
- Exercise Performance: The moderate caffeine content in chocolate can provide an energy boost, making it a popular choice among athletes. It can improve endurance and performance during workouts when consumed in appropriate amounts.
- Balanced Blood Sugar: Contrary to common misconceptions, consuming dark chocolate in moderation may help regulate blood sugar levels. It has a low glycemic index, which means it has a smaller impact on blood sugar compared to high-sugar treats.
- Antioxidant Defense: Chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, is rich in antioxidants that combat harmful free radicals in the body. These antioxidants can help protect cells from damage and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
While chocolate does offer these advantages, it’s important to consume it in moderation. Opt for dark chocolate with a high cocoa content (70% or more) for maximum health benefits while keeping sugar intake in check. As with any food, balance is key to harnessing chocolate’s potential benefits for body development and overall health.
Full Recipe – Chocolate Ice-Cream
I made this super easy and delicious refreshing dessert using the Thermomix, but you can achieve the same incredible result if you use a whisk, a bowl and a pot.
The Thermomix owners can also use the Cookidoo Chocolate Ice-cream recipe, which is not kids friendly, if they prefer the special flavor of coffee. If you want to use the kids friendly recipe that I used, simply follow the steps below and I guarantee you that you and your kids will simply love this creamy and sweet chocolate ice-cream.
Kids friendly Chocolate Ice Cream – 5 Ingredients Delicious Homemade Treat
- 1 Thermomix / Whisk
- 200 g Dark chocolate 70% cocoa, cut into pieces (or chocolate chips)
- 2 tbsp Honey you can replace it with 100 gr brown sugar
- 500 g Milk
- 6 pcs Egg yolks
- 250 g Whipping cream
- If you don’t use chocolate chips, finely chop the chocolate using a sharp knife
- Place dark chocolate pieces and honey into mixing bowl and grind 10 SEC / Speed 10
- Add milk and egg yolks and heat 4 MIN / 80°C / speed 4
- Add whipping cream and heat 2 MIN / 80°C / Speed 4. Pour mixture up to 2.5 cm high into a shallow freezable container. Refrigerate for 24 hours to allow mixture to mature and place in freezer until solid (10 hours or overnight).
- TIP: If you make this chocolate ice-cream for your little ones, it could be better to place it into popsicle molds. This way, it will be easier for them to enjoy this delicious homemade cold dessert
Whether served in a crispy waffle cone or elegantly scooped into a bowl, this homemade delight promises a delightful escape into the realm of pure chocolate bliss. Say goodbye to store-bought ice cream, and savor the satisfaction of creating your own gourmet chocolate ice cream at home – it’s a delectable journey that will leave you craving for more.
Indulge your family in the pure pleasure of this kids friendly homemade chocolate ice cream. It’s a guilt-free delight that ensures smiles all around, proving once again that homemade treats can be both delicious and nutritious. Until the next easy and delicious recipe, please feel free to share your opinions, comments and reviews in the comments section. I wish you all a great time with your loved ones. Bye 😊