Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

Chocolate Ice Cream

This chocolate ice cream has a premium taste, without all the work that typically goes into a premium ice cream.

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  • Author: Erin Huffstetler,
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1-1/2 quarts 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Ice Cream Maker
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 11/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or Dutch-processed)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Whisk all the ingredients together in a large measuring bowl, until cocoa and sugar dissolve.

Pour chocolate ice cream base into ice cream maker, and churn, until it reaches the consistency of soft serve.

For hard-scoop ice cream, transfer to a freezer-safe container, and freeze for an additional two hours (longer is fine).


  • Recipe Variation: Omit 1/2 cup milk, if you prefer dark chocolate.
  • For an intense chocolate flavor, use premium Dutch-processed cocoa. It has twice as much cocoa butter as regular cocoa, and dissolves easily.
  • This ice cream will work with any dairy milk. There’s no need to buy whole milk for this recipe.