Hemp seed chocolate ice cream
Nice, rich chocolate ice cream with a healthy dose of hemp seeds
  • 300 ml (1.25 cup) cream
  • 400 ml (1.7 cup) milk
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) sugar
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 100 gram dark chocolate (preferably 75 % cacao content)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla powder of good quality
  • pinch of salt
  • About 100 ml (about 0.4 cup) peeled hemp seeds
  1. Mix 200 ml (0.8 cup) of the milk with the corn starch. Whip together, making sure there are no lumps left. Put aside.
  2. Pour the rest of the milk, the cream, the sugar, the vanilla and the pinch of salt in a saucepan. While stirring occasionally, bring close to a boil, then add the milk-corn starch blend.
  3. On low-medium heat, barely reaching a boil, continue to stir for about five minutes, or until the mixture begins to thicken slightly. Add the finely chopped-up pieces of chocolate.
  4. Continue to stir and cook (close to a boil) until all the chocolate has melted, and the base has thickened even further (5-10 minutes or so).
  5. Take off from the heat and let cool. Then, chill thoroughly in a refrigerator.
  6. When chilled, freeze according to the instructions of your ice cream machine, adding the hemp seeds towards the end of the churning (when the ice cream has firmed up but still needs a few more minutes in the machine to be ready).
  7. No ice cream machine available? This recipe works excellently without an ice cream machine!
  8. If still-freezing, put the chilled ice cream-base in a suitable covered container and put in the freezer. After 30-45 minutes, take out the ice cream base from the freezer and churn with a fork or other handy tool. Return the base to the freezer.
  9. Repeat 2-3 times every 30-45 minutes, making sure to churn ever more vigorously the more stable the ice cream becomes. Add the hemp seeds towards the end of the process, churning them into the firmed-up ice cream base.
  10. Remember to take out the ice cream from the freezer at least about 20 minutes before serving it, to let it soften appropriately.
Remember to add the hemp seeds towards the end of the churning (if using an ice cream machine; if still-freezing, towards the end of the freezing). The seeds apparently lose a lot of their nutritiousness if heated.
Recipe by ICE CREAM NATION at https://www.icecreamnation.org/2011/08/hemp-seed-chocolate-ice-cream/