#SundaySupper: Kids Favorite Recipes

I got pretty excited when I saw the theme for this weekend’s Sunday Supper announced a few weeks ago. Kids Favorites! As a relatively new mom, I can answer this prompt from the parental side of the equation.(If you were asking me as a child, my answer would have been Kraft mac and cheese…)

When I thought about what my 2 year old likes to eat, I immediately thought: chocolate. He will occasionally come up to me and straight up ask for chocolate. Now, when he asks for chocolate he really means Nutella. So really… I could just share a recipe for my kid’s favorite food… It’d look like this: Open jar of Nutella, provide a spoon, have a wet napkin handy.

I decided to expand upon that. Another of his favorites: ice cream. I could have done a Nutella ice cream, but when I had this planned on my menu my dad was here for Firecracker’s 2nd birthday. My dad, who is allergic to nuts, needs to have a little something sweet after dinner, so I stuck with plain chocolate. In all actuality, I kind of made the frozen custard more for my dad than for my son; not that Firecracker didn’t get excited for his small bowl of ice cream!

Chocolate Frozen Custard (toddler)  Sew You Think You Can Cook

I started out with one ice cream recipe in mind and then completely switched it up to make a frozen custard as I found myself with 5 egg yolks leftover from a crepe recipe that I’ll be sharing another day.

This ice cream or frozen custard, if you will, is incredibly rich and fully intended for those who adore chocolate. I found serving it with mint or raspberries helped cut the richness. My husband was out of town for work the week after I made this and he was quite bummed to discover that I’d only left him one serving when he returned! Sorry, I’m not sorry.

A big thank you to Ellen of Family Around the Table for hosting a great event. To discover more dishes loved by children, scroll past my recipe.

Chocolate Frozen Custard

Ingredients:

  • 3 C heavy cream, divided use
  • 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/3 C sugar

Steps:

  1. Combine 1 1/2 C heavy cream with the cocoa powder in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk continuously until the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat, add the chocolate chips, and stir until melted. Mix in the vanilla. Set aside. (Having only one medium saucepan, I simply scraped the mixture using a spatula into a glass bowl.)
  2. In a medium bowl, vigorously whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until pale yellow.
  3. In another (if you have it) saucepan, heat remaining 1 1/2 C heavy cream over medium heat. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Temper the egg yolks: Take about 1/4 C of the hot cream and whisk into eggs. Constantly whisking, add eggs to milk. Cook over low heat, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon, until the mixture thickens and reaches 170 degrees F. The custard should coat the back of a spoon so that your finger will leave a path.
  5. Strain the custard into a large bowl. Stir in the chocolate mixture from Step 1. Place the bowl of custard in a bowl of ice water to cool, stirring occasionally for 10-20 minutes. (Don’t let the water into the custard!)
  6. Cover the custard with plastic wrap, making sure to make contact with the custard. Place in the refrigerator a minimum of 3 hours.
  7. Follow ice cream maker instructions and freeze. Set frozen custard out at room temperature a few minutes prior to serving.

*This recipe is modified from Sara at http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-mexican-chocolate-and-almond-ice-cream-dessert-recipes-from-the-kitchn-59333*

Chocolate Frozen Custard for #SundaySupper from Sew You Think You Can Cook

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20 thoughts on “#SundaySupper: Kids Favorite Recipes

  1. Tee hee. Like your recipe – open jar, spoon out Nutella =) I also love your yummy looking and sounding chocolate frozen custard. #Saving the recipe!

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