Chocnut Ice Cream

In hindsight, I should have used hazelnuts for this recipe. It would have had more of an Italian feel to it. I was very impatient to get the photographs done and so did not let the Chocnut Ice Cream soften enough before scooping. I made a right royal mess, which I ate. So it was all good in the end, taste wise!

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When they were handing logic out, I was hiding behind the door! This is something I know about myself. And I get frustrated when I make silly errors. Knowing we were getting a new electricity meter installed I wrote down the current units on a sheet of paper. This very sheet of paper was the token for electricity which I planned on entering at the end of the month. I do this so I can see how many units we are using now that we have solar panels. Of course, the installers did what they needed to. And they transferred the units on the old meter to the new one. It was only when I was checking this that I realized I had not entered the token. I sent an email to the City of Cape Town requesting the issue a new token for the new meter.

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The response was immediate saying a case would be opened and dealt with within 30 days. I left it for 2 months before calling, and was told the case was closed. As I had not been contacted I requested it be reopened. I got an SMS straight away assigning the case. And within half an hour, a new token was issued. In hindsight, I should just have entered the token straight away, rather than wait for the month to end. But at least the council could see it had not been used and did the right thing.

Chocnut Ice Cream


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Chocnut Ice Cream

Use any nut you prefer to make this ice cream
Recipe Category: Dessert
Makes enough for: 1 batch ice cream
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 1 ice cream churner if you don't have a churner you can omit the churning step, but your ice cream will be harder


  • 60 g pecan nuts, roughly chopped
  • 50 mls maple syrup
  • 150 mls milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 pinch fine salt
  • 75 g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 100 mls whipping cream


  • Place the nuts and syrup into a small saucepan and heat gently over a medium temperature for 5 minutes
  • Remove and set aside to cool
  • Place the milk into a saucepan and heat over a medium temperature
  • Place the egg yolks and salt into a glass bowl and whisk until the yolks are completely slackened
  • Pour the milk into the egg yolks and whisk to combine
  • Set the glass bowl over a bain-marie and whisk occasionally while heating over a medium to low temperature, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon
  • Add the chocolate and stir until completely melted and mixed in
  • Remove the bowl from the bain-marie and place into a bowl with ice water to chill
  • Place the cream into a mixing bowl and whisk until soft peaks form
  • Fold into the chilled anglaise then churn as per the manufacturer's instructions
  • Fold the nut mixture through the ice cream then place into a freezer proof container and freeze until set
  • Remove from the freezer at least 20 minutes before serving to allow it to soften enough for scooping
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10 thoughts on “Chocnut Ice Cream

  1. this sounds delicious Tandy. I love pecans and i love hazelnuts (can’t believe some people don’t!) so this is a winner for me.

  2. Tandy this looks delightful. I love that your ice cream is based on a beautiful custard which is traditional. I know that sometimes needing to take a photo gets in the way of serving and eating. I think just being busy people can interfere with how we deal with electricity companies etc. not necessarily your logic. You come across to me as very logical.

  3. Your ice cream looks heavenly with the hazelnuts or not! Your token dilemma sounds frustrating – I don’t think we have anything like that with tokens.

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