Chocolate Toffee Almond Ice Cream

Dish of Chocolate Toffee Almond Ice Cream
Whenever I go to an ice cream parlor that does mix-ins, I choose the same thing. I want chocolate ice cream with toffee bits and almonds in it. So one day I realized that I should make it at home, and …
Scoop of Chocolate Toffee Almond Ice Cream
… a star was born. This is my favorite ice cream! I use my recipe for chocolate frozen custard as my base and then mix in lots of love (and some toffee and almonds). It’s a winner!
Chocolate Toffee Almond Ice Cream
Just look at all that deliciousness! Try it!

Easy Ste-By-Step Instructions for Chocolate Toffee Almond Ice Cream

Egg yolks and sugar for chocolate frozen custard
In a small bowl whisk together 2 egg yolks and 3 tablespoons sugar, then set aside.
Chocolate Frozen Custard
In a small saucepan, over medium heat whisk together, ½ cup sugar, ¼ cup Dutch cocoa powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 2/3 cup milk (whole, 2%, or even 1/%).
Chocolate Frozen Custard
As soon as the mixture starts to steam, slowly pour about ¼ cup of it into the egg yolks, whisking the yolk mixture vigorously the entire time
Cooking Chocolate Frozen Custard
Return the chocolate mixture to the heat, and slowly add the yolk mixture, while continuing to whisk. This allows you to incorporate the eggs without causing them to scramble.
Cooking Chocolate Frozen Custard
Bring the entire mixture to a boil, whisking constantly. Remove from heat, and cool completely.
Chocolate Frozen Custard
In a 4 cup measure or bowl, combine 1 ½ cups heavy cream, ½ cup half and half, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Whisk in the cooled chocolate custard, and stir until completely combined. Chill for 2 hours.
Churning Chocolate Frozen Custard
Churn mixture in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Store leftover in airtight, freezer container in the freezer (obviously). 🙂
Chopped Heath, Hershey's Special Dark, and almonds
While the ice cream is churning, chop the following: 3 (1.4 ounce) Heath or Skor bars, 1 (1.45 ounce) Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate bar, and ½ cup roasted salted almonds.
Churning Chocolate Toffee Almond Ice Cream
When the ice cream is almost done churning, add the chopped toffee, chocolate, and almonds.
Chocolate Toffee Almond Ice cream
Enjoy immediately, or transfer to an airtight freezer container, and …
Chocolate Toffee Almond Ice Cream
… allow it to harden in the freezer.
Chocolate Toffee Almond Ice Cream
Then scoop some up, …
Chocolate Toffee Almond Ice Cream
… SERVE it up, and …
Spoonful of Chocolate Toffee Almond Ice Cream
… EAT it up!

Free Printable Recipe for Chocolate Toffee Almond Ice Cream

Chocolate Toffee Almond Ice Cream

for 1½ quart Ice Cream maker

Ingredients

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup Dutch cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk whole, 2%, or even 1/%
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chopped toffee bar 3 (1.4 ounce) Heath or Skor
  • 1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate bar 1 (1.45 ounce) Hershey’s Special Dark
  • ½ cup chopped roasted salted almonds

Instructions

  • In a small bowl whisk together egg yolks and 3 tablespoons sugar, and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, over medium heat whisk together, ½ cup sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and milk. As soon as the mixture starts to steam, slowly pour about ¼ cup of it into the egg yolks, whisking the yolk mixture vigorously the entire time. Return the chocolate mixture to the heat, and slowly add the yolk mixture, while continuing to whisk. This allows you to incorporate the eggs without causing them to scramble. Bring the entire mixture to a boil, whisking constantly. Remove from heat, and cool completely.
  • In a 4 cup measure or bowl, combine heavy cream, half and half, and vanilla. Whisk in the cooled chocolate custard, and stir until completely combined. Chill for 2 hours.
  • Churn mixture in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. When the ice cream is almost done churning, add the chopped toffee, chocolate, and almonds. Enjoy immediately, or transfer to an airtight freezer container, and allow to harden in the freezer.

Notes

For 4 quart machine, triple recipe.