I have been so busy lately; I am gearing up to lead an opera workshop program, I just finished my run in The Magic Flute, and I have been teaching up a storm. I also have been learning loads of new repertoire, scheduled a photoshoot for my audition headshots, and am planning to make some new audio/video recordings for my website and audition packet. And I just found out some other terrific news that I have to keep under wraps until the final contract is signed.
I want to celebrate in my very own special fashion. Therefore, I lugged out my newest and most beloved kitchen gadget, my Ice Cream Depot soft serve machine, and whipped up a homemade icy treat. I opted for the classic chocolate flavor- it is decadent, creamy and perfectly smooth- no large ice crystals here. Ah, the miracle of technology.
My one note about this recipe is to use good quality cocoa powder. I use Guittard and it smells and tastes incredible. Worth the few extra $$.
1 1/2 cup whole milk
1 1/2 cup half and half
1/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup cocoa powder
Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until there are no lumps from the cocoa powder.
Pour the mix into your soft serve machine and process for 16 minutes. Enjoy!