Chocolate Ice Cream

Chocolate Ice Cream
Chocolate Ice Cream

Once you have tasted homemade ice cream, there is no going back. It is so much more economical, and downright yummy! This step by step recipe shows you how easy it is to make your own decadent chocolate ice cream.

I normally do not make ice cream that requires cooking on the stove before freezing because it makes the process much longer. But I make an exception for this particular recipe.

I have yet to find a better chocolate ice cream.

This recipe’s proportions will typically make about 2 quarts of finished ice cream, however this is a bit denser so you will probably end up with closer to 1 1/2 quart.

I like to make this when I have a little extra lead time before wanting to eat it. Sometimes I will make the mixture and then just let it chill overnight. I will throw it in the ice cream maker in the morning and by dinner time it is set up just how I like it.

If you like the consistency of “soft serve”, it will be ready much sooner. I prefer it firmer, so I give it a few hours in the freezer before serving.

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Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

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Servings Prep Time Cook Time
10 5 minutes 7 Hours

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe calls for dutch process cocoa, but you can substitute natural cocoa.

INGREDIENTS

  • 625 millilitres (2.5 Cups) 35% Heavy Cream
  • 3 Tablespoons Dutch Process Cocoa
  • 150 grams (3/4 Cup) White Sugar
  • Pinch Salt
  • 140 grams (3/4 Cups) Chopped Bittersweet Chocolate
  • 437.5 millilitres (1 3/4 Cup) 3.25% Whole Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

DIRECTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS Make sure that all of your ingredients are measured and ready because this recipe comes together quickly.
Make sure that all of your ingredients are measured and ready because this recipe comes together quickly.

 

Pour the heavy cream into a sauce pan and add the cocoa. Whisk until smooth. It will seem like it won't mix in, but be patient. It will.
Pour the heavy cream into a sauce pan and add the cocoa. Whisk until smooth. It will seem like it won’t mix in, but be patient. It will.

 

Add sugar and salt and whisk to mix it in.
Add sugar and salt and whisk to mix it in.

 

Place mixture into a sauce pan and put it on the stove over Medium High heat. Bring the mixture to a full boil, stirring occasionally. Do not walk away though because it may start to foam and can easily boil over.
Place mixture into a sauce pan and put it on the stove over Medium High heat. Bring the mixture to a full boil, stirring occasionally. Do not walk away though because it may start to foam and can easily boil over.

 

Once it reaches a full boil, remove it from the heat and add the chopped chocolate. Stir the mixture well until the chocolate has melted.
Once it reaches a full boil, remove it from the heat and add the chopped chocolate. Stir the mixture well until the chocolate has melted.

 

Add the milk and stir it in.
Add the milk and stir it in.

 

Stir in the vanilla extract.
Stir in the vanilla extract.

 

The mixture will need to chill before going into the ice cream machine. I like to put some cold water in the sink and rest the pot in the sink to help it cool down. Stir it to release the heat. This will also reduce the amount of time it will need in the fridge to cool enough for your ice cream machine. I like to get it down to about 6 ºC (42.8 ºF).
The mixture will need to chill before going into the ice cream machine. I like to put some cold water in the sink and rest the pot in the sink to help it cool down. Stir it to release the heat. This will also reduce the amount of time it will need in the fridge to cool enough for your ice cream machine. I like to get it down to about 6 ºC (42.8 ºF).

 

Depending on how cool it was when it went in the fridge, it could take up to 3 hours to chill enough.
Depending on how cool it was when it went in the fridge, it could take up to 3 hours to chill enough.

 

Once the mixture is chilled, get your ice cream machine ready. If you are using a type that has a removable canister go and get it from the freezer now and set it up.
Once the mixture is chilled, get your ice cream machine ready. If you are using a type that has a removable canister go and get it from the freezer now and set it up.

 

Follow your machine's instructions about whether to turn the machine on before pouring in the mixture. Mine says I have to turn it on before pouring.
Follow your machine’s instructions about whether to turn the machine on before pouring in the mixture. Mine says I have to turn it on before pouring.

 

Follow your machine's instructions for how long to let it process. Mine says it usually takes 30-35 minutes. Set a timer for the minimum time. Once you see ice cream coming to the top, it is usually done. Feel free to let it go a few more minutes to make sure it is as fluffy as it can be.
Follow your machine’s instructions for how long to let it process. Mine says it usually takes 30-35 minutes. Set a timer for the minimum time. Once you see ice cream coming to the top, it is usually done. Feel free to let it go a few more minutes to make sure it is as fluffy as it can be.

 

Follow your machine's instructions for how long to let it process. Mine says it usually takes 30-35 minutes. Set a timer for the minimum time. Once you see ice cream coming to the top, it is usually done. Feel free to let it go a few more minutes to make sure it is as fluffy as it can be.
Follow your machine’s instructions for how long to let it process. Mine says it usually takes 30-35 minutes. Set a timer for the minimum time. Once you see ice cream coming to the top, it is usually done. Feel free to let it go a few more minutes to make sure it is as fluffy as it can be.

 

Chocolate Ice Cream
Enjoy your fabulous ice cream!

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