Ice cream is one of the most widely consumed foods in Europe, but there is a growing trend towards more creative ice cream flavours.
In the northern Italian region of Genoa, where I live, the name of the game is Mitchell’s Ice Cream, which is a combination of the Italian words for ‘white’ and ‘ice’ and is also made with pineapples.
For a more traditional flavour, you can also add ice cream to the ice cream at Mitchell’s.
This traditional ice cream tastes very similar to ice cream that you can find in supermarkets.
A traditional recipe for Mitchell’s is as follows: 1 large apple (or 2 large pineappels) sliced in half (or 3 large apples if you’re in the northern part of Italy) 1 cup white chocolate (I used a mix of brown and black, but any white will do) 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) The recipe calls for a small amount of cinnamon, but this can be omitted if you prefer.
Heat the chocolate and sugar in a microwave for 20-30 seconds, then stir to dissolve the sugar.
Add the vanilla and mix well.
Microwave for 5-10 seconds more, then turn off the heat.
Add to a bowl and stir the melted chocolate and the remaining sugar until well combined.
Pour the ice into the prepared baking dish, add the cinnamon and stir well.
Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and cool completely.
To make your own, you need only one ingredients.
Mix the chocolate, sugar and cinnamon together, then set aside.
To prepare the cinnamon sugar, combine it with the egg and whisk until the sugar is pale yellow.
Add this to the vanilla mixture and mix until the ingredients are smooth and fluffy.
Heat a frying pan over medium heat and cook the cinnamon mixture until the cinnamon is melted.
Add about 1 teaspoon of water to the frying pan and cook until the mixture is thick and the water runs clear.
Add in the vanilla extract and cook for 5 minutes, until the vanilla has dissolved.
Heat some water in a pan and then fry until the water has absorbed the cinnamon.
Heat more water and then stir in the cooled cinnamon mixture and cook a little longer.
The cinnamon mixture should be slightly golden brown.
To assemble, pour the cinnamon syrup into the ice creamed dish and top with a spoonful of melted chocolate. Enjoy!