This is the perfect dessert for Christmas – gelatos.
I make it every year, and I make this one every year as well, so it is always a winner.
Gelato is a classic dessert in Italy, and in this recipe, the chocolate and vanilla ice cream make the icing for this snowflake.
To make the gelato, I used two large bowls of ice cream – the size of a bowl of jelly beans – and the scoop from a double-decker bus.
To thicken the cream, I first mixed up three tablespoons of cream cheese with four tablespoons of water.
Then, using a whisk, I poured in the cream.
Finally, I added the chocolate chips and whipped the mixture until it was soft and smooth.
You could use a little less cream cheese or even add a little sugar.
I also used a vanilla bean gelato powder, but if you don’t have one, I recommend you make your own with an extra scoop of cream.
I like the idea of making this ice cream in a small bowl, so you can easily scoop it into a bowl and freeze it up in the freezer for later.
This recipe is a great idea if you are craving a snowflake, and are looking for something light and easy to make.
Ingredients For the ice cream: 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 2 tablespoons sugar 1 egg white 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, chopped 1/3 cup fresh strawberries, chopped For the frosting: 1 large egg white 3/4 teaspoon salt For the chocolate sauce: 1 1/8 cups granulated sugar 1/5 cup water 1/6 cup ice cream powder 3/8 cup melted chocolate For the snowflake icing: 1 tablespoon powdered sugar 1 tablespoon milk For the toppings: 1 teaspoon butter, to brush the snowdrop icing Directions Make the icecream: In a small saucepan, heat the butter and sugar over medium heat.
Stir in the egg white and vanilla until the sugar dissolves.
Turn the heat down to medium-low and let the mixture boil until the egg whites dissolve.
Remove from heat, and let cool slightly.
In a large bowl, whisk together the chocolate, strawberries, and sugar until smooth.
Slowly pour in the rest of the ingredients and whisk until well combined.
Whisk in the remaining egg white until the mixture is just blended.
Set aside to cool completely.
To Make the Frosting: Heat the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whisk the egg mixture until the consistency of whipped cream is reached.
Add the flour, cocoa powder, and salt, and beat on medium-speed until just combined.
Set the mixer aside to let it sit.
Whipped cream will come out of the bowl with a stiff, creamy texture.
Using a hand mixer, gradually add the powdered sugar to the butter until the dough comes together into a ball.
Turn off the mixer, and knead for about 5 minutes until it is just fluffy.
Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
Roll each dough ball in the powdered mixture and pinch the edges to form a square.
Shape the squares into a sphere with a thin, rounded top.
Place the ice Cream in a large, bowl.
Pour the cream over the ice.
Add more whipped cream if desired.
Refrigerate until ready to use.
For the Chocolate Sauce: Heat a saucepan of water over medium high heat.
Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and cook the chocolate for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
Remove the chocolate from the heat, allow it to cool for a few minutes, and then remove from the pan and set aside to set up to use the next day.
To Whisk the Cream: In another large bowl or saucepan filled with cold water, whisk egg yolks and sugar with a whisk until the yolk is pale yellow, about 30 seconds.
Add in vanilla and whisk again until fluffy, about 2 more minutes.
Add 2 tablespoons of milk to the yolk mixture.
Slowly whisk the mixture into the egg yolk until it becomes smooth and stiff.
Once stiff, add the whipped cream.
Stir well and return to the heat over medium low heat until the whipped creams are thick and thick.
The cream will thicken quickly, and should be thick enough to coat a plate.
Use a spatula to swirl the ice creams around in the saucepan to coat.
Serve with a chocolate chip cookie.
Nutrition Facts How to Make the Perfect Snowflake – Gelato Ice Cream Amount Per Serving Calories 789 Calories from Fat 474 % Daily Value* Total Fat 30g 38% Saturated Fat 11g 60% Cholesterol 220mg 31% Sodium 895mg 16% Potassium 556mg 8% Total Carbohydrates 38g 13% Dietary Fiber 8g 40% Sugars 25g Protein 29g 58% Vitamin A 34% Vitamin C 12