Chocolate Ice Cream

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there! :) What better way to celebrate than with a scoop of this rich and creamy homemade chocolate ice cream? This ice cream couldn’t be easier to make. Just melt the chocolate, whisk in the remaining ingredients and mix in the ice cream maker. In about four hours you have homemade ice cream that will have all the neighbors lining up at your door. ;) I can’t think of a better way to spend a warm summer night then with a scoop of this decadent frozen treat!

Chocolate Ice Cream

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Ingredients:

  • 4 squares (1 oz size) unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt

Directions:

  1. In a metal bowl set over a pan of lightly simmering water, melt chocolate. Gradually whisk in the milk and heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the cream, vanilla and salt and whisk to blend. Pour the chocolate mixture into the cream mixture and blend.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill in freezer until very cold (40 degrees) about 30 to 60 minutes.
  5. Start ice cream maker and add the mixture. Mix until ice cream has the consistency of soft serve ice cream, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from ice cream machine canister and transfer to an airtight container. Freeze until firm, at least 3 hours.

Yields: 1 quart

Source: Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book

Looking for more ice cream recipes? Here are more frozen favorites I like to make when the weather heats up! :)

29 Responses to “Chocolate Ice Cream”

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — June 19, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    Oh that looks decadent! And I love the sound of that pumpkin gingersnap one too.

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    simplynutritiouskate — June 19, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    this looks amazing I now want chocolate ice cream for breakfast!

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    Judy — June 19, 2011 @ 11:10 am

    Yum! This would have been great with our FD dinner last night! Gonna have to put ice cream maker on my wish list :)

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    chicaandaluza — June 19, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

    It´s summer, time for ice cream. And I can´t believe that I have never made chocolate ice cream! Shame on me, your recipe will soon put that to rights….

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    Jenny — June 19, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

    Love this!! Ice cream is my favorite :D

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    Maris(In Good Taste) — June 19, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

    This makes me want to go out and buy an ice cream machine.Looks delicious!

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    Tanvi — June 19, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

    This is so rich looking.I love the shade of brown color that has come out.You really have very good pictures everytime!

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    Baking Serendipity — June 19, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

    My dad and I would both love a scoop of this ice cream :) I love the rich, simple chocolate flavor.

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    muppy — June 19, 2011 @ 7:15 pm

    I’m sure i’ve said this before but i really really want an ice cream maker! looks so yummmy.
    btw i just posted your baked chicken fingers, they were incredibly delicious :) Thanks for the recipe.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — June 19, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

    I love your ice cream cone photo…. and of course I adore chocolate ice cream!

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    katshealthcorner — June 19, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

    Oh my gosh. I LOVE YOU!!! You have the BEST RECIPES!!!

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    The Café Sucré Farine — June 20, 2011 @ 7:15 am

    I just put my ice cream maker away but it might have to come right back out! This looks incredible! Chocolate fix here we come!

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — June 20, 2011 @ 11:41 am

    My brother just lent me the Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream recipe book and this is one recipe that I have bookmarked because it just looks so delicious. I’m glad to hear that it is!

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    Caroline — June 20, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    Now that’s some good looking ice cream! I agree–would be perfect on a warm summer night. :)

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    Dana@TheSundaySweet — June 20, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

    I seriously had no idea that ice cream was this easy to make! That makes it so much for dangerous :)

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    The Teenage Taste — June 20, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    I really need an ice cream maker. This looks delicious! Nothing better than good ol’ chocolate ice cream on a hot Summer day!

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    Rach @ This Italian Family — June 20, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

    Well that is just beautiful!

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    Anita Menon — June 21, 2011 @ 2:33 am

    Took me on a trip to yumville

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    Pudding Pie Lane — June 21, 2011 @ 7:45 am

    Yum… after seeing this I really think I should buy an ice cream maker! Great recipe!

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    briarrose — June 21, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

    Gorgeous! I just need to sneak a brownie underneath that pile of glorious chocolate and I would be in heaven. ;)

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    Dave — June 21, 2011 @ 11:55 pm

    Howdy! I love the Ben & Jerry’s recipe book. That chocolate ice cream is the best on earth! One caution required, however…

    That recipe book came from the era before concerns about eating raw egg. I don’t have a problem with it, but you might have noted that in your original post. Just sayin’.

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    Lucie — June 22, 2011 @ 11:08 am

    Looks just like Summer to me :)

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    sensiblecooking — June 22, 2011 @ 5:59 pm

    Oh I can’t wait to make this icecream. Well I was supposed to be on a diet but looks like it will have to be on hold.

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    kankana — June 22, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

    Looking gorgeous and so creamy .. perfectly done :)

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