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Catholic Recipe: Nameday Chocolate Ice Cream


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream


Yield: 1 quart ice cream

Prep Time: 4 hours

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Cost: $$$$

For Ages:15+



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Perfect accompaniment to Confessors' Chocolate Cake or any other Nameday dessert.


1. Boil sugar and water for 3 minutes. Put chocolate chips into a blender. Pour boiled water and sugar over the chocolate. Cover. Blend on high speed for 6 seconds.

2. Add egg yolks to the mixture. Cover and continue blending on high speed until smooth.

3. Separately, using an electric mixer or rotary beater, beat heavy cream until the cream stands in peaks. Using a spatula, gently fold the chocolate mixture into the whipped cream.

4. Spoon the mixture into a refrigerator tray. Cover the tray with wax paper or aluminum foil and set in the refrigerator freezing compartment for 2 or 3 hours or until frozen. Recipe yields about 1 quart of ice cream for a nameday party.

Recipe Source: My Nameday — Come for Dessert by Helen McLoughlin, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 1962