Chocolate Ice Cream

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recipe by Cookery Nation

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    Total Time
    6hrs 25mins
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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. 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 quarts. 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 prefer it softer, there is no need to chill once it is done in the ice cream maker. I like using dutch process cocoa for this recipe, but you can substitute natural cocoa.

recipe updated Oct 16, 2018


  • Heavy cream icon
    Heavy cream
  • White sugar icon
    White sugar
  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder
  • Salt icon
  • Bittersweet chocolate icon
    Bittersweet chocolate
  • Milk icon
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract


  • kCook icon Drop Scale
  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Ice cream maker
  • kCook icon Plastic container
  • kCook icon Saucepan

Step preview

  1. Place a clean saucepan on Drop Scale
  2. Add heavy cream
  3. Add white sugar
  4. Add cocoa powder
  5. Add salt
  6. Mix until combined
  7. Heat until boiling and turn off heat - medium heat
  8. Add chopped bittersweet chocolate
  9. Stir until completely melted
  10. Add milk
  11. Add vanilla extract
  12. Stir
  13. Cool until cold while stirring occasionally
  14. Chill in fridge - approx 3 hr
  15. Pour carefully in ice cream maker
  16. Churn in ice cream maker - approx 35 min
  17. Remove
  18. Transfer mixture to plastic container
  19. Chill in freezer until firm - approx 3 hr
  20. Serve
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