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Make It Yourself: Chocolate Ice Cream in Your Blender

Blenders are typically used to make smoothies, milkshakes and other liquid purees, but did you know that you can actually make ice cream in a blender in just a few seconds? No churning and no special equipment needed!And while there are a lot of recipes out there for making ice cream in a blender, this one is easy, produces consistent results and doesn't require a ton of planning. Not to mention, the ingredient list is short: milk, heavy cream, nonfat milk powder, cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla...

Chocolate Candymaking Equipment

One of the most important elements for chocolate work is melting equipment. A double boiler is most commonly used. This tool usually consists of a saucepan that is filled with simmering water, and a fitted metal bowl that sits over the top of the saucepan and holds the melting chocolate. This setup ensures that the chocolate receives gentle heat from the hot water below, but does not overheat or come into contact with the water. A makeshift double boiler can be fashioned from a metal or glass...

Chocolate factory set to close, New Zealanders raise €2 million in two days to try save it

Image: Shutterstock/M. Unal OzmenImage: Shutterstock/M. Unal OzmenLOCALS IN THE New Zealand city of Dunedin have had overwhelming success in their bid to retain a chocolate factory in the area after raising over €2 million in two days to support the project.Mondelez International had announced plans in February that it would close the Dunedin Cadbury factory but local councillor Jim O’Malley launched plans earlier this week to crowdfund to save the factory, reports Newshub.He approached...