LetterPress Chocolate Tanzania Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

“”When I have bad days, I just eat lots of chocolate ice cream and dance to the ‘Lion King’ soundtrack. It’s really odd, but it’s true.”

— Blake Lively

As I gradually work towards becoming a vegan, the one true obstacle in my way is this simple little treasure we’re showcasing today: ICE CREAM. So mark my words, I will make this amazing recipe from LetterPress once (okay maybe two or three times), and then I’ll experiment with vegan options until I get it perfectly right.

I’m thinking perhaps a merge of this ice cream recipe, and the one we published a few years back from Elements Truffles, may achieve absolute dark chocolate ice cream nirvana.

If you’d like me to share that hybrid once I’ve mastered it, just drop a comment below and let me know. Even if we don’t officially publish it, I’ll send it your way regardless, because, well, #chocolatelove.

For now, however, let’s give a big, heartfelt THANK YOU to David Menkes at LetterPress for sending this freakin’ delicious masterpiece our way for the new issue. I feel like Pavlov’s dog right now every time I type the words “LetterPress” or “ice cream,” so without further ado, DING! Let’s hit the kitchen and make some ice cream!

LetterPress Chocolate Tanzania Dark Chocolate Ice Cream


  • 8 organic free range egg yolks

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 cup organic sugar

  • 3 oz LetterPress Tanzania Hot Chocolate Mix or 1 bar of LetterPress Tanzania Chocolate, melted

  • 3 cups organic heavy cream

  • 2 cups organic whole milk

  • Vanilla extract to taste (approx 1 tbsp)

  • Cinnamon (optional)


1. Whip egg yolks with sugar and salt until it’s a light yellow

2. Mix in hot chocolate mix

3. Mix in 1 cup of cream and milk at a time slowly and whip together

4. Bring slowly to a simmer over low heat until edges start to bubble – do not bring to a boil!

5. Mix in vanilla to taste (approx 1 tbsp)

6. Pour into a container resting in an ice bath and stir to begin cooking

7. Chill at least 4-6 hours or until temp is evenly below 40F

8. Pour into your favorite ice cream maker and follow manufacturers instructions

OPTIONAL: Top with grated Tanzania chocolate by shaving part of our Tanzania bar with a cheese grater or lemon zester

OPTIONAL: Try adding a sprinkle of cinnamon!

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