Indulgent Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe for Ultimate Chill

Dive into the creamy, dreamy world of homemade chocolate ice cream with this easy-to-follow, chocolate-loaded recipe that’s sure to delight your taste buds.

Ready to turn your kitchen into an ice cream parlor? Craving that velvety, chocolatey delight that melts in your mouth? You’ve landed at the ultimate chocolate ice cream recipe. Easy ingredients, crystal-clear steps, and a pinch of fun!

Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe


Chocolate Ice Cream

chocolate ice cream

Whip up this ridiculously creamy chocolate ice cream and indulge in the rich, velvety goodness of cocoa. Perfect for a hot day or just because, this will have you saying, “Ben & Jerry who?”

  • Cooking method: Churning
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Chill time: 4 hours
  • Cuisine: Dessert


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the cocoa powder and 1 cup heavy cream until smooth. Heat over medium heat until it starts to simmer.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar until pale and thick. Slowly pour in the hot cream mixture, whisking constantly.
  3. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon (about 170°F).
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining heavy cream, whole milk, vanilla extract, and salt.
  5. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. Let it cool to room temperature.
  6. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  7. Churn the chilled mixture in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions, usually about 20 minutes.
  8. Transfer to a lidded container and freeze for at least 2 hours until firm. Try not to eat all of it before that.


  • Substitute almond milk for a lactose-free twist.
  • Fold in chocolate chips or brownie bits before freezing for added texture.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and a cherry, because why not?
  • For an adult version, add a splash of coffee liqueur to the mix.
  • Chill your bowl and beaters in advance to speed up the churning process.