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Making ice cream at home has quickly become one of my favorite activities. This is by far the best recipe for making chocolate ice cream at home. I used an ice cream maker with this recipe but you can easily freeze the ice cream base in a 13×9 baking dish. I have found that works just as well but maybe its not as creamy.
How to Make the Best Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream at Home
Who doesn’t love the classic combination of chocolate and ice cream? Now you can bring this delicious flavor combination to your own kitchen by making your own homemade chocolate ice cream! With the right ingredients and a little time and effort, you’ll be rewarded with a creamy, chocolatey dessert that will satisfy any sweet tooth. In this article, you’ll learn the basics of how to make ice cream at home, get some recipe ideas, discover tips and tricks for perfecting your homemade chocolate ice cream, and find out why making ice cream is totally worth it. So grab your ingredients and let’s get started on creating this scrumptious summer treat!
My kids love to have ice cream as a dessert so I love to be able to make fresh batches of ice cream for them to enjoy and this way I can control the amount of sugar that is included.
Easy Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream
3/4 cup white sugar
½ cup cocoa powder
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Stir cocoa, sugar, cream, and milk into a saucepan over low heat until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat.
Stir in vanilla extract and chill mix thoroughly – I like to chill mine overnight.
Pour cold ice cream mix into an ice cream maker, turn on the machine, and churn according to manufacturer’s directions, 20 to 25 minutes.
Place in freezer to harden 2 to 3 hours.
This recipe does not call for eggs so it is not a custard style chocolate ice cream. It is just creamy and delicious. It has just the right amount of cocoa powder to give a nice chocolate flavor however if you like your chocolate ice cream really chocolaty add in another ¼ cup of cocoa powder. Feel free to combine any mix-ins like cookies, chips, coconut, etc before placing in the freezer to harden.
We always have a tub of fresh ice cream in the freezer!
Have a look at my mint chocolate chip ice cream recipe too if you like a minty ice cream.
There’s nothing quite like the rich, creamy taste of homemade chocolate ice cream. With just a few simple ingredients and a bit of patience, you can create a frozen treat that rivals even the best ice cream shops. In this post, we’ll share a delicious recipe for making homemade chocolate ice cream that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe is easy to follow and will have you enjoying a scoop of chocolate goodness in no time.
Easy Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Stir cocoa, sugar, cream, and milk into a saucepan over low heat until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat.
- Stir in vanilla extract and chill mix thoroughly – I like to chill mine overnight.
- Pour cold ice cream mix into an ice cream maker, turn on the machine, and churn according to manufacturer's directions, 20 to 25 minutes.
- Place in freezer to harden 2 to 3 hours.