Start with a saucepan that will fit everything, & bring the milk to a simmer. While that is heating, beat the eggs in a medium mixing bowl. Add the hot milk very slowly to the eggs. Once it is combined very well, put the egg & milk mixture back in the pan & put it over low heat.
Whisk the mixture (now a custard) until it thickens & will coat the back of a spoon & leave a trail when you run a finger over it. Remove it from the heat & stir in the chocolate until it’s melted.
Pour the mixture through a mesh strainer into a large clean bowl. Allow it to cool slightly, then stir in the cream & vanilla.
Cover the bowl & refrigerate until cold or overnight. Stir the mixture one more time, then put it in your ice cream maker following the manufacturer’s directions.
Eat immediately for soft serve or freeze for at least two hours for a firmer consistency.
Chef’s Note: For a slight change up, I added roughly chopped peppermint bark candy to the ice cream maker about 5 minutes before the ice cream was done in the machine.
Submitted by Carli
Yields 18 Squares 6 Carbs per Square
¼ c. butter
¼ c. heavy cream
2 large eggs
½ c. full-fat soy flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ c. whole wheat or oat flour
½ tsp vanilla extract
¾ c. coffee
1 tbsp Splenda
16 oz. cream cheese
1/3 c. Splenda
½ rum extract
2 c. heavy cream, whipped stiff
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Spray a 13″x9″ pan with a non-stick cooking spray. In a small pan, heat the butter & cream until steaming hot. In a large bowl, beat eggs at high speed until light in color (don’t underbeat — they should become a pale lemony color.) Gradually beat in the ¾ c. Splenda & beat for 2 minutes. Lightly spoon the soy flour into a measuring cup & level off. Add wheat or oat flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla & hot cream mixture. Beat at low speed until smooth; pour into prepared pan.
Bake at 375°F for 14-16 minutes or until cakes springs back when lightly touched in the center.
In a 1 c. measure, combine coffee & 1 Tbsp. Splenda; mix well. Drizzle this over the warm cake. Cool completely.
In a large bowl beat the cheese until smooth & creamy. Beat in Splenda & rum extract.
In a large bowl, beat the cream until stiff peaks form; fold into cheese mixture until combined.
Spread evenly over cooled cake. Cover & chill at least 4 hours or overnight. To serve, cut into squares. Store in the refrigerator.