Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

This decadent chocolate ice cream made the perfect bottom layer for Frog Prince's 30th birthday cake.

Dark Chocolate Ice Cream - Adapted from Cuisinart

1 C milk
1/4 C sugar
1 C dark chocolate chips
1 C whipping cream
1 C half and half
1 tsp. vanilla

Begin by warming the milk in a large saucepan.  Warm milk until small bubbles form around the outside.  Stir often during this process.  Then, set milk aside.

Using a food processor, pulse the sugar and dark chocolate together until chocolate is finely chopped.

Then, pour the mixture into the warmed milk.

Stir well.

Turn the burner on to low, and place the saucepan back on the heat source.  Stir constantly, to help the chocolate pieces finish up melting in the milk.

Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool for about 5 minutes.

Then, pour the chocolate mixture into a large 4 C measuring cup, or a large bowl; preferably with a pour spout.

Allow the mixture to cool for 10-15 minutes.

Add in the half and half, cream and vanilla.  Mix well.

Then, pour the mixture into the ice cream maker.  Make according to manufacturers directions.

Remove from the mixer and transfer to freezer-proof containers.

Allow the ice cream to harden up for 1-3 hours; or serve right away at a soft serve consistency.

This is amazingly rich -- perfect for a 1/2 C serving and delightful with fresh raspberries.

Linked to: Mouthwatering Mondays, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday (2), Totally Tasty Tuesday, Full Plate Thursday, Tasty Tuesday, Ingredient Spotlight


  1. I do love ice cream...add dark chocolate to it and that makes it even better!!

  2. I saw dark chocolate and clicked over right away :) I think its time to dust off the old ice cream maker & make this! Easy and delicious, WINNER!

  3. I would love to try this, I just need to find an ice cream maker that actually works!

  4. Yay, finally a recipe for dark chocolate ice cream! There's too much milk chocolate flying around, dark chocolate =win every time :)

  5. There's simply nothing like homemade ice cream. My mother in law bought be an ice cream maker for a birthday gift a few years back and at first I thought it was kind of silly. Why make ice cream if I can buy it? But boy do we appreciate it now!

  6. Hi Sno White,
    Yes, Yes, Yes, I will have a nice serving of this wonderful Chocolate Ice Cream. We would really enjoy this great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  7. Oh my! That ice cream looks delicious. I love dark chocolate and I bet that homemade dark chocolate ice cream is to die for!

  8. Do you have the recipe for the ice cream cake you used this for? It looks delish!!

  9. @ Kelly - sounds like a perfect recipe for tomorrow!

  10. Quick you use whole milk in your recipes? Thanks!!

    1. sometimes. But, in ice cream -- yes. We've also done 2% with pretty good success.

    2. Made this last and delicious! Thanks for the recipe!


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