We all know there are 2 main classic ice cream flavors: Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Ice Cream!
We recently discussed the vanilla classic ice cream flavor in an earlier post. In this post I want to talk about the other Classic Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate.
Ice cream itself is a combination of milk, cream, sugar, and flavorings, whipped and frozen to form the frosty dessert we know as ice cream. You can add just about any flavor you want to “unflavored” ice cream….there is no question however that one of the most popular – and certainly the other classic flavor in addition to vanilla – is chocolate.
Chocolate is added in a variety of ways to ice cream – it can come partially in vanilla ice cream in the form of flakes, chips, or swirls – or – ice cream can be completely 100% chocolate flavored! Each of these different variations of adding the chocolate to the ice cream makes it taste different. With flakes, the ice cream flavor will taste mostly like vanilla ice cream – basically because the chocolate freezes in little chip chunks. If you are not chewing the icecream (which you probably are not) then the chocolate flakes disappear down your throat, practically untasted by your tongue. Chocolate chips in the ice cream however will give you a little bit more chocolate taste. Chips are big enough that you actually have to chew, so although they too are frozen, you are forced to chew the chips apart before swallowing, resulting in some chocolate flavor. True chocolate connoisseurs however will go for complete chocolate icecream because it tastes the most like chocolate! It is smooth and you do not have to chew it. The flavor will be mild and creamy and rich with a chocolate aftertaste. If you like things extra chocolaty, go for a richer flavor such as double chocolate, chocolate fudge, or brownie.In a word: delicious! Want to make your own? The food network has a nice Chocolate Icecream recipe here.