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Chocolate Chunksicles

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 5 large egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 (1.5 ounce) bars Godiva Dark Chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 (1.5 ounce) bars Godiva Dark Chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (16 1/2 ounce) can Bing cherries in heavy syrup, drained and halved
  • 1 cup almonds, toasted and chopped*

Instructions

  1. Heat milk in saucepan over medium heat until it comes to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks and sugar in mixing bowl until thick and pale-colored.
  3. Add one-third of hot milk to yolk mixture, whisking constantly.
  4. Pour egg mixture back into saucepan. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture coats the back of a spoon. Do not boil. Remove from heat.
  5. Add chopped chocolate and stir until smooth.
  6. Pour into metal bowl and cool.
  7. Stir in vanilla extract and heavy cream.
  8. Freeze for 4 hours.
  9. Cut off top of each juice drink box and place on a baking sheet in freezer.
  10. Place the chopped chocolate, cherries and almonds on baking sheet in freezer.
  11. When the chocolate custard mixture is semi-frozen, turn into food processor bowl. Cover and process until slushy. Stir in frozen chocolate, cherries and almonds. Divide mixture into 8 juice drink boxes, filling to the top.
  12. Place in freezer for 15 minutes.
  13. Insert popsicle stick in each and freeze for 3 hours more.

* To toast almonds, spread on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted.

Source: Godiva Chocolatier - godiva.com