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Chili with Chocolate Ice Cream

January 29, 2019 5:00 AM

That's right. I saw this Fire and Ice Chili recipe from How Sweet Eats, and I was so intrigued by the fact that she put chocolate ice cream in her chili.

I am chopping up a red onion
You can't tell in this photo, but I could not stop crying from that onion.

I actually looked for dark chocolate ice cream in three different grocery stores, but I couldn't find it until I went to Whole Foods. And then I spent a whole $9 (!!!) for a Haagen Dazs-sized thing of Jeni's ice cream, which is ridiculous.

Okay, but I gotta admit, Jeni makes pretty good ice cream.

Dropping a scoop of chocolate into the pot of chili
Yeah, a scoop of ice cream in a pot of chili is not the most eye-pleasing thing.

A very full pot of chili
It was thiiiiis close to overflowing.

This was a really interesting tasting chili. It was sweeter and less tomato-y than I'm used to, but I liked it. Not sure I'll ever make it again though, mostly because it took two hours, and that ice cream was stupid expensive.

Bowl of chili with sliced limes and scallions
Artsy.

But if I ever see it on sale, I'm totally trying the coffee flavor.


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