Thursday, August 21, 2008

blackout ice cream

What "blackout" goodies have you had?

I've actually had a blackout donut from the Doughnut Plant in Tokyo. The Doughnut Plant is a New York donut shop that has a shop in Tokyo.

According to Jasmine's post, the blackout of 2003 affected parts of Canada and New York.

The "blackout" goodies you see around commemorate it.

I tried David Lebovitz's Philadelphia style chocolate ice cream, but I used dark cocoa powder and 60% Ghiradelli chips. I didn't have a blender to blend the mixture, so I just tried to make sure that everything melted before putting it into the refrig.

The results..."blackout" ice cream (well, sort of). I don't think I chilled the mixture long enough, I got more of a melted blackout ice cream.

It was still rich, creamy and VERY chocolatey. I found some lavender crumbs in a container in the refrig, so I put some on top.

I liked the crunch from the crumbs mixed with the rich chocolatey goodness...yum!

By the time Satoshi came home a couple of hours later, it had firmed up a bit but was more like the consistency of a ganache.

20 comments:

Lori said...

I love dark chocolate. That's my kind of ice cream!

K and S said...

Thanks Lori, it reminds me of Rocky Road without the marshmallows and almonds.

Take care.
Kat

Phoebe said...

OOOOO ice-cream! hahaha mud cakes are soooo rich! Nonetheless I want to eat it hehe

K and S said...

I hope you get some ice cream or mud cakes, Phoebe :)

Take care.
Kat

Rowena said...

Ok this is new but I have never heard of blackout anything. Edible that is. The idea of lavender crumbs sounds tantalizing.

K and S said...

Thanks Rowena, waiting to see your lavender shortbread :)

Take care.
Kat

Kathy said...

Oo everytime I read David Lebovitz's blog I bookmark the receipes telling myself I'll get to it "one day, one day." So far that day hasn't come yet - but I'm so happy to see the results of your ice cream!! ^_^

genkitummy said...

Mmmmm...your blackout ice cream looks amazing! A frozen dark chocolate ganache sounds good! I would eat it in a heartbeat!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Wow! That ice cream looks awesome!!!

K and S said...

Kathy,
I hope you try his recipes soon :)

Thanks Genki and JennDZ.

Take care everyone.
Kat

Debinhawaii said...

Your ice cream looks so rich and decadent--love the idea of the lavendar crumbs in the chocolate.

K and S said...

Thanks Deb, I liked the combination of lavender and chocolate :)

Take care.
Kat

Kumiko said...

the ice creams looks delicious, is this shop in Tokyo?

K and S said...

Hi Kumiko,
The donut is from a shop in Tokyo, but the ice cream is homemade.

Take care.
Kat

Paz said...

I think it's cool you made your own ice cream. I never heard about the doughnut shop here. I'll have to keep an eye open for it.

Paz

K and S said...

Hey Paz,

Here is the link Doughnut Plant, I hope you can check it out when you are feeling better.

Take care.
Kat

Paz said...

Oh, thanks Kat, for the link! And thanks for your good wishes. I continue to feel much better. ;-)

Paz

K and S said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better, rest up, Paz! :)

Take care.
Kat

Kumiko said...

The ice cream looks great, very rich... do you use a machine? I got one a long time ago as a gift, but they take up so much room!

K and S said...

Yes I used a machine, Kumiko. I don't keep it on the counter because I don't really have a counter, I take the machine out only when I make ice cream. I hope you get a chance to use your machine :)

Take care.
Kat