<p>The only thing better than its creamy texture and shiny looks is its flavour. The secret of this homemade chocolate ice cream is in good quality chocolate and cacao nibs. Those actually make the texture and flavour rich, chocolaty and intense. And what would summer be without ice cream? You can make your own with this recipe using a ice cream maker or with a good blender. Worth trying. </p>
Gelatine is optional. It makes a good stabiliser, which means that it reduces the rate of ice cream meltdown, it prevents shrinkage during storage and increases viscosity. If you are using gelatine sheets, put them in a cup, filled with ice cold water and leave for about 10 minutes.
Place the chocolate into a bowl. Place the milk, honey and brown sugar into a saucepan over medium heat until it almost starts to boil. Remove immediately and pour over the chocolate. Whisk to combine. Add the cacao nibs and a pinch of salt. Add the dry gelatine sheets and blend until smooth and silky, using a hand blender. Cool in a refrigerator.
Once it cools, pour into an ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer's directions. If you don't have an ice cream maker, follow the next steps.
Once the ice cream is cool enough, cover and store for 4 to 8 hours or until it freezes completely in your fridge.
Remove the chocolate ice cream from the container, cut into smaller pieces and blend in a good quality blender on the highest speed for 3 - 4 minutes.
Serving and Storage
You can serve immediately or store in a freezer for another hour for even more silky and creamy texture. Store in a freezer for up to 3 weeks.