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Chocolate Mousse Ice-cream

Thermomix Cost Saving: Chocolate Ice-cream

How do you save money with your Thermomix? There are so many ways that owning a Thermomix can help you save you a little or a lot off your weekly grocery bill that I thought I’d share some of my Top Tips!  In this series of blog posts, I will share Thermomix Cost Saving tips, let’s talk about ice-cream, chocolate ice-cream in the Thermomix to be exact…

Summer is here and for anyone who has visited an ice-cream van in the past few weeks, will realise that you don’t get much change from £20 for a family of 4. We went to Ikea last week and my daughter wanted an ice-cream from the van in the car park. She requested a lime screwball and I was hit with a bill of £4.50! I wouldn’t mind if it was worth it but when she was eating it, she said she could taste the sugar – highly sugared ice-cream and the lime syrup was sickly. What a waste of money.

We have been doing cost savings with my team and I was glad to see that Ellie Mantle had actually made and costed out the savings making homemade ice-cream.

How do you make chocolate ice cream in the Thermomix?

Whipped Cream
  • 300 g double cream
  • 50 g icing sugar
Chocolate Custard
  • 350 g dark chocolate, small pieces or callets
  • 300 g double cream
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 6 egg yolks, from medium eggs
Egg Whites and Serving
  • 6 egg whites, from medium eggs
  • 1 pinch cream of tartar
  • 2 Tbsp caster sugar


Whipped Cream
  1. Place the freezer-proof container for storing the ice cream in freezer.
  2. Insert butterfly whisk. Place cream and icing sugar in mixing bowl then, without measuring cup, whip without setting a time/speed 3 until softly whipped, watching carefully to avoid over-whipping. Remove butterfly whisk, transfer to a bowl and refrigerate. Clean mixing bowl.
Chocolate Custard
  1. Place chocolate in mixing bowl and grate 5 sec/speed 8. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Place 50 g grated chocolate in a bowl and set aside for garnish.
  3. Place 300 g grated chocolate, cream, sugar and egg yolks in mixing bowl then cook 8 min/80°C/speed 4. Transfer to a wide, shallow bowl to cool. Clean mixing bowl and butterfly whisk thoroughly (see tips).
Egg Whites and Serving
  1. Insert butterfly whisk. Place egg whites, cream of tartar and caster sugar in mixing bowl then, without measuring cup, whip 3-4 min/speed 3.5 until stiff peaks form.
  2. When chocolate custard mixture is cool, gradually fold in whipped cream with spatula.
  3. Remove butterfly whisk, then carefully fold egg whites into chocolate custard-cream mixture with spatula. There should be no swirls of egg whites or whipped cream in the mixture.
  4. Spoon mixture into the container from freezer. Cover tightly with cling film on the surface and freeze for 2 hours or longer. Check consistency before serving. If very hard, place in fridge until desired consistency is achieved.
  5. Serve ice cream sprinkled with reserved grated chocolate.

Useful Items

cling film, freezer-proof container, freezer, refrigerator

Hints & Tips
  • Use good quality dark chocolate with high cocoa content (70% cocoa) for best results.
  • Cream whips better when chilled and may not take long to form peaks depending on temperature and fat content. Watch carefully to avoid over-whipping.
  • Egg whites whisk better at room temperature.
  • For best results use egg whites that are approx. 7-14 days old.
  • The egg whites, mixing bowl and butterfly whisk must be free of any trace of egg yolk or grease when whisking or they will not rise properly.
  • To make your own icing sugar for the whipped cream, grind 100-200 g granulated sugar 15 sec/speed 10. Retain excess for future use.
  • Other garnishes can include candied orange zest, finely chopped hazelnuts or roasted almonds.
This is a Cookidoo recipe – Chocolate Mousse Ice-cream
Ellie shopped in Lidl so ingredients used to cost the following:
  • 350g Dark Chocolate, £1.50
  • 6  medium free-range eggs £0.70
  • 600ml of double cream £1.70
  • Sugar (caster and icing) £0.008
  • Pinch of cream of tarter 0.1p.
  • >>Cost per scoop = 43.5p!

That’s a 10-fold cost saving. And if it just wasn’t for the money, my daughter said it tasted better too. Of course, it did.

Egg nog

This deliciously creamy eggnog recipe is a little taste of Christmas history so easy to whip up and enjoy with your Thermomix.

Eggnog, egg nog or egg-nog, historically also known as milk punch or egg-milk punch, is a rich, chilled, sweetened, dairy-based beverage. It is traditionally made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg whites, and egg yolks.

According to Opieeggnog has its roots in British aristocracy: “In the winter, the wealthy would drink warm milk and egg beverages seasoned with pricey spices such as ground nutmeg and cinnamon and expensive liquors like brandy and sherry to keep it from spoiling.” When the drink passed to America, rum was used.

Spinach souffle

Spinach Mousse with Parmesan Cream

This Spinach Mousse with parmesan cream is light, rich and super tasty. This recipe works really well as a starter with some sautéd mushrooms or as a main course with a substantial salad and vegetables on the side. It’s a stunning dish.

This recipe was taught to me by Elias Pontikos, a former Advisor on my team. Elias was a greta foodie and did many commercial demonstrations in his time. Trained as a Chemical Engineer, he loved the Thermomix because of it’s high technical ability and he always converted the best recipes. I believe this one was originally by Simon Hopkinson.



Enjoy one of the easiest and most delicious delicacies in Japanese cuisine with this Thermomix okonomiyaki savoury pancake recipe. Okonomiyaki literally means ‘grilled as you like it‘, and is made from seasoned flour, cabbage, and various fresh meats and vegetables mixed together and cooked in a frying pan just like a pancake.

Prepare this easy recipe for lunch or dinner, and watch it become a family favourite.

While the first side is cooking, try frying up some yakisoba noodles and flipping the pancake onto these when cooking the other side for Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki.

During the final stage, try breaking an egg on the top of the pancake, then cover with a wok lid to quickly steam-cook. Serve when the yolk is slightly runny.

Recipe for Okonomiyaki sauce: 20 g honey, 30 g Japanese soy sauce, 60 g tomato ketchup, 40 g Worcestershire sauce – mix together and drizzle on top of the pancake.

Kewpie mayonnaise can be substituted for any other mayonnaise too.

Hummingbird Bakery Banana Bread

Hummingbird Bakery Banana Bread

Whilst I adore and have most Thermomix recipe books, there are some recipes such as the Hummingbird Banana Bread one that I come back to time after time. I love it. What I love more is my Thermomix version. Instead of multiple steps, it’s one step. So even though it’s easy peasy, I thought I would blog this as sometimes I realise not everyone has the confidence to be converting recipes for their Thermomix. 


Thermomix Molten Chocolate

Chocolate Pot

I’m a chocoholic. I don’t apologise for it. I have a slightly sweet tooth which can be seen on my hips but I make no apologies. They were good for child-bearing and I have two beautiful children as proof. One of my all-time weaknesses at restaurants is a molten chocolate pot and I eat them pretty much any time I’m at a restaurant. There are a few restaurants that truly get them right; they are either to baked, too sweet, too cold, too chocolatey. Something just isn’t write.

So after much research and recipe tasting, I’m pleased to say this one is reliable and very impressive for a quick chocolate pot which is gluey and warm, especially good for Autumn. 

Thermomix Christmas food


Another Christmas recipe. Christmas is a time when my Thermomix goes into overdrive. There’s so much cooking, baking, and eating during the holidays, having a Thermomix which saves time is a real-time saver in my household. It’s one of the reasons I have 2 Thermomixes not just one, but that’s another story.

This fruited bread is an Italian Christmas specialty. Making it yourself is very easy with your Thermomix and will cost you a fraction of the price of a bought panettone, and it will taste fresh and delicious. Lovely as a gift. Leftovers make a wonderful bread and butter pudding. 

Thermomix Vanilla Cake

Vanilla Cake

It’s Saturday night and my darling daughter has been unwell for a few days. She hasn’t eaten much and has requested cake. She’s gone to bed early. As a mother, I’m concerned and thought I’d surprise her in the morning with cake. Eggs, flour and sugar…at least she’ll eat something right?

Luckily, my Thermie to the rescue and so easy to make cupcakes without any thinking. Thanks to my lovely friend and former Thermomix Advisor, Kerry New, for the converted cake recipe from WI Australia. It’s so easy to convert your favourites into a Thermomix way and this one is my all time favourite. The plain vanilla version is gorgeous, but add a couple of teaspoons of coffee liqueur, its a coffee cake; the rind of a lemon or orange, it becomes an lemon or orange cake.

Edit: Yasmin is now 9 years old and the cake is still her favourite. Used for every birthday cake in the past 10 years. This cake is a real winner with all kids.