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Apr 2, 2009 03:57 PM

Chocolate Chili Ice Cream

I am catering a friends party next week and he requested Chocolate Chili ice cream for dessert. I found a recipe on Epicurious and some other ones as well, but wondering if anyone had any advice or a super fabulous recipe they share. Was thinking of simmering dried ancho chili's in the milk/cream then straining, but not sure that will impart enough flavor.

Also, thinking of serving some sort of cookie or biscotti with the ice cream. Any ideas what kind of cookie? Thinking possibly something with mango (or I could just put a piece of dried mango as decoration).

Thank you so much in advance!

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  1. I'd use ancho powder, chipotle is very good too. I love chili and chocolate, and find that ancho is best. If you live near a trader joe's, they have a great chili dusted dried mangoes that would be a lovely garnish

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    1. re: kubasd

      Thanks for the reply! I am near a TJ's so that is a gerat idea for the dried mangos!!!

    2. This has been on my to-do list since I got an ice cream maker recently. Please share how it comes out, and maybe a recipe? :) I was thinking of using Mexican chocolate too

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      1. re: yamalam

        So I experimented with this before making it for the party. It came out really good, but I think I may cut down on the heat a tad. I sort of followed this epicurious recipe with a few substitutions. I used half and half instead of heavy cream, I used ancho chili powder plus a pinch of cayanne (I'll leave this out when I make again), I left out the Kahlu and almonds, and instead of the unsweetened chocolate chopped, I used a few tbsp of really good cocoa powder (party bc I didn't have any unsweetened chocolate).

      2. For a cookie, try bunuelos. Slice them into wedges before frying.