Wine of the Week. July 3, 2017
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We hope to continue to educate you in the wonderful world of wine. From history, to the making of, and even recipes and food pairing ideas.
This week I’d like to share with you a fun idea, in the spirit of 4th of July, a recipe you may like to use tomorrow at your BBQ gathering. It’s a recipe for a dark chocolate and Malbec no churn ice cream!
Who doesn’t like ice cream (especially chocolate ice cream)? It’s a crowd pleaser and since it’s a no churn recipe you don’t need any heavy-duty equipment or an ice cream maker. You could even get your kids involved in this one.
First, you’ll need to pick up a bottle of Malbec. Malbec (pronounced mal.bek) is a purple grape with thin skin, dark juices, and needs more sun than most grapes to grow properly. They were originally found in France, however Argentina has become quite famous for its Malbec wines.
Valentine Bianchi is family owned and one of the oldest wineries in South America. They make an affordable Malbec that would be perfect for this recipe. From Argentina, the wine is red in color, with aromas of plum, dark cherries, and just a hint of smokiness.
What’s even better about this recipe is the fact it only contains four ingredients. That’s it!
Dark Chocolate and Malbec No Churn Ice Cream
1 Cup Dark Chocolate, 90%, chunks
1 ¼ cup Heavy Cream
½ can condensed milk
400ml of Malbec
After you’ve picked up your bottle of wine, you’ll need to reduce 400ml of the wine in a saucepan over medium heat until there’s about 6-8 tablespoons left. Then set it aside to cool down.
Next break the dark chocolate up and melt until smooth. You can use a double boiler or the microwave for this step. However, if you’re using the microwave be sure to melt the chocolate in twenty second intervals to avoid burning.
In a large bowl, whisk together the heavy cream and condensed milk until you reach stiff peaks. (This is where the kids can help!). Then fold in the chocolate and reduced Malbec until its mixed thoroughly.
Pour the mixture into a freezable container with a lid. Make sure the lid is on tight and freeze for six hours.
After the ice cream has set, take it out about 15 minutes before you want to serve it up.
Tip: You could serve it for dessert in fancy wine glasses to spruce it up a bit!
Be sure to tag us in your ice cream creations using #DrinkGlobalBuyLocal!
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