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Oct 10, 2011 09:37 AM

HELP! - Ice cream base is too sweet...

Hello all,

I would appreciate your help in fixing an ice cream base that has turned out way too sweet for my liking!

I am in the process of making a bittersweet chocolate ice cream; the ingredients I used are as follows:

2 cups heavy cream

1 cup milk

1/2 cup sugar

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

8 ounces dark chocolate (preferably 72 percent cacao), roughly chopped

1 tablespoon rye, bourbon or rum.

I definitely added more chocolate than the 8oz. it called for. I was thinking of adding half and half or 2% milk to the mix in order to thin it out a bit, but I am not too sure as to how I should proceed with this since the base is already chilling in the fridge and it's pretty much ready to be poured into the machine.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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  1. It will taste much less sweet later. Your sugar proportion looks about right (it actually looks a little low) unless you used a sweeter chocolate. Spin it and let it cure first, then taste. If it is still too sweet you can melt it down, dilute and try again.

    But less sugar would also adversely affect the texture and make it less scoopable.

    The base was heated and the chocolate evenly melted throughout the mix, yes?

    1. You could make it interesting and "Mexican" with chipotle, cayenne or other pepper AND cinnamon.

      1. You can always stir in some liquid even if it's already chilling.

        I'd add another tablespoon of liquor.

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        1. re: jaykayen

          Great advice re. the cayenne & the extra liquor.

          Even if I don't use now, I will def. try both suggestions in the future. Thank you.