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Scooped: (Basic but Fantastic) Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

In a recent moment of self-reflection, my Scooped partner in crime and I decided that our column, and Serious Eats overall, is lacking in basic ice cream recipes. Along those lines, I've tried to rein in my penchant for off-the-wall flavors and focus this entry on one of my favorite building-block ice cream recipes: a simple (and completely irresistible) dark chocolate ice cream. More

(Basic but Fantastic) Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

This recipe is eminently flexible—a version of this flavor, paired with tawny port wine, was Guerrilla Ice Cream's most popular flavor and received accolades on these hallowed pages, among others. Replace the water with rum, or beer, or juice and adjust to taste before spinning, and you can create any chocolate-based combo flavor that your heart desires. More

Taste Test: Dark Chocolate

Dark vs. milk chocolate is a polarizing question. Many of us at SEHQ are milk chocolate fans, and not afraid to admit it. But when you want something more intense, wonderfully nuanced, and not-Halloween-candy-sweet, dark chocolate is what you reach for. We tried 19 different dark chocolates, nothing with higher than 73% cacao. This tasting was organized in honor of Valentine's Day but clearly we just needed an excuse to eat bounties of chocolate. More

Scooped: Really Dark Chocolate Sorbet

Brits love their multi-layered peanut-caramel-cookie-nougat-and-air-bubble-filled concoctions, but ask for real dark chocolate, and they start muttering about the fall of the British Empire. In an attempt to satisfy my craving for intense, bitter dark chocolate after moving to London, I tried this sorbet recipe: it's a wonderful, incredibly creamy frozen dessert that is so rich and smooth, no one will believe it's a sorbet. More

How to Read Confusing Chocolate Labels

Chocolate labels can be really confusing. This is mostly by design. Like it or not, marketing is a big part of moving these things off the shelves. Every year more terms are added, subtracted and manipulated to convince you, the consumer, that this is the chocolate you REALLY want to buy. Well, fret no more. The following terms (along with the glossary terms from the other week) will help you out the next time you're staring down an aisle's worth of chocolate. More

Peanut Butter and Chocolate: How Dark Is Too Dark?

While jelly may be peanut butter's most popular partner, chocolate comes in at a very close, very decadent second. It's probably not news to you that peanut butter and chocolate make for a delicious pairing. Whether you're preparing a chocolate mousse cake with peanut butter drizzle, eating a peanut butter cup, or taking a lick from a chocolate peanut butter swirl ice cream cone, chocolate is always a delicious flavor to enjoy with peanut butter. More

That's Nuts: The Easiest Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Pie

Note: Lee Zalben, a.k.a. "the Peanut Butter Guy" is the creator of the Peanut Butter & Co., a New York sandwich shop with a national line of nut butters. Every week he chimes in with some nuttiness. [Photographs: Lee Zalben] Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Pie View the complete recipe here » Even though they call me the Peanut Butter Guy, which sounds like a rather salt-of-the-earth position, but I'll be honest. I can be a bit of a food snob. Don't get me wrong, I love diners, street food, penny candy, and all sorts of simple fare. But when I cook and bake, it's mostly from scratch. When I develop product recipes with my team at Peanut Butter & Co.,... More

Dark Chocolate Is Good For Your Blood Pressure

Fans of dark chocolate probably already know it's chock-full of flavinoids that help reduce the risk of blood clots and blocked arteries, but new studies are now saying that eating dark chocolate may be just about as effective at lowering your blood pressure as taking common hypertensive drugs like the beta-blockers Tenormin or Inderal. Are people going to like dark chocolate less when they're required to eat some every day? Is milk chocolate going to become a forbidden pleasure?... More

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