Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

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A super rich, smooth and creamy chocolate ice cream you can make at home. See instructions to make it both with an ice cream maker and without it.


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 160g bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate sauce and chips for topping


  1. Mix 1 cup of the cream with cocoa powder in a saucepan and warm it. Keep whisking it until the cocoa is completely blended.
  2. Bring to a boil and let it simmer at the lowest heat for 30 seonds, whisking constantly.
  3. Remove from the heat and add in the chopped chocolate. Stir until smooth.
  4. Stir in the remaining 1 cup cream and pour it into a bowl. Set it aside.
  5. For the custard; warm the milk, sugar and salt in the same saucepan.
  6. Whisk egg yolks in a medium bowl and slowly pour the warm milk into it, whisking constantly.
  7. Transfer it back into the saucepan.
  8. Stir this mixture constantly over the medium heat until it thickens and coats the spatula.
  9. Add this custard into the chocolate mixture using a mesh strainer. Stir until smooth.
  10. Then stir in the vanila.
  11. Put the bowl into a larger container full of very cold water and cool it completely, stirring constantly.
  12. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Take it into an airtight container.
  13. Wait it in the freezer at least 5 hours.
  14. Top with chocolate sauce and chips when serving.


The freezing duration is not included.

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can use the following method:

Prepare the ice cream mixture following the instructions above. Pour the ice cream mixture into a large and shallow container. If it’s steel, it’s better because your ice cream freezes better and faster in it. Chill it in the refrigerator for about 8 hours. Then put it in the freezer. Wait it there for 30 minutes.

Take it out and whisk constantly with a fork for 2-3 minutes. Scrape the ice crrystals you see around the top of the container and stir in the mixture and keep whisking. Put it back into the freezer. Repeat this for 4 times.

Transfer the mixture in an airtight container and freeze for 5 hours.