Chocolate and Five-Star Anise Ice Cream
A delicate , different and fluffy with grit ICE CREAM receipe, to enjoy anytime
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1 1/4 cups whole milk
5 egg yolks
3/4 cups sugar
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tablespoons five-star anise powder
Combine the milk and cream and add the five-star anise powder and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan. Bring just to a boil, stirring, then reduce heat to very low and continue heating for 20 minutes, without any boiling. Turn off heat and keep covered another 10 minutes.
Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until light in color and fluffy. Temper the egg yolk mixture by adding a small spoonfuls of the hot milk mixture at a time, while whisking, until about half a cup has been added. Transfer the egg mixture to the milk mixture in the saucepan and stir constantly while cooking over medium heat until the mixture is just thick enough to coat the back of a spoon (about 8 minutes). Do not let boil. Chill in an airtight container overnight. Follow your ice cream maker’s machine to churn the ice cream.
It is just delicious , to ask for more!