Are you ready for the most amazing homemade chocolate ice recipe? (It’s no cook!) Four ingredients and an ice cream maker is all you need for this decadently delicious chocolate ice cream recipe. (Actually, you don’t even need an ice cream maker as I’ve also provided the no churn ice cream directions as well.)
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Welcome to Day 1 of Ice Cream Week!
I’ve been making soo much ice cream lately and have definitely been using the heck out of my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. Love that thing!
This particular Ice Cream Maker is the type that you have to keep the ice cream bowl in the freezer for at least 24 hours before using. It’s actually fairly convenient as long as you have the freezer space. The best part is, it churns the ice cream super fast. You can have soft serve ice cream in about 20 to 25 minutes with this machine.
I have a ton of new ice cream recipes to share, so I’ve decided to post a new recipe every day this week and just call it Ice Cream Week.
To celebrate all these amazing new recipes, I’m giving away my very favorite ice cream maker to one lucky reader. (A brand new 2 Quart Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker.)
Easy No Cook Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe
Today’s recipe is a decadently delicious Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream that’s made without eggs, so the ice cream base requires no cooking.
The recipe is super easy to toss together as it only has four ingredients. You can also add nuts if you like (which I almost always do, since I like a bit of crunch in my ice cream.)
This chocolate ice cream is velvety smooth, (thanks to the heavy cream) chocolate-y and sweet. The kids (and most adults, too) will flip over the smooth creamy, delicious taste.
Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe Ingredients
Want to make this Chocolate Ice Cream? Be sure to add these ingredients to your shopping list:
- Heavy cream
- Chocolate syrup (like Hershey’s)
- 14 oz can of Sweetened condensed milk
- optional: sliced almonds or another nut
How Long Does it Take to Make Homemade Ice Cream
There are no eggs in this ice cream recipe, which means no cooking on the stove top or additional time waiting for the base to chill. All you have to do is blend all the ingredients together and add to the ice cream maker. The Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker will bring this chocolate ice cream to soft serve stage in about 25ish minutes.
The ice cream is amazing as soft serve, but if you prefer firmer ice cream, you can place it in the freezer for a few hours to firm up. A little trick to firming up your ice cream faster is to place the dish you will be using for your ice cream in the freezer while the machine is churning. You can also temporarily adjust the temperature of your freezer to be colder. (my freezer adjusts from 6 degrees below zero to 6 degrees above.)
To make this recipe without an ice cream maker, it takes a minimum of 6 hours to come to soft serve stage.
Here is what the chocolate ice cream looks like as soft serve:
Homemade ice cream melts very quickly, so when I’m photographing ice cream, I usually put it in the freezer for a few hours. In this case, I ate that 1st bowlful and put the ice cream in the freezer and took the rest of the photos the next morning, lol.
How to Make Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream without an Ice Cream Maker:
You can make this chocolate ice cream without an ice cream maker. The steps are slightly different, but still very easy.
Use all heavy cream instead of half milk, half cream. Combine all the ingredients except optional nuts. Beat with electric mixer till soft peaks form. Add ice cream base to 7 by 11 baking dish. If desired, add additional chocolate and nuts to top of mixture and use a butter knife to mix in. Freeze till firm. (4 to 6ish hours)
Variations on this Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe
S’mores Ice Cream: Add mini marshmallows and crumbled graham crackers at the end of the processing time.
Chocolate Malt: Add 4 to 6 tablespoons of malted milk powder when mixing the ingredients.
Chocolate Cherry: Add 1 cup of pitted, chopped sweet cherries at the end of the processing time.
Chocolate Brownie: Add 1 cup of crumbled brownies at the end of the processing time.
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Four ingredients and an ice cream maker is all you need for this decadently delicious chocolate ice cream recipe. (Actually, you don’t even need an ice cream maker as I’ve also provided the no churn ice cream directions as well.)
- 1.5 cups cream
- 1.5 cups milk
- 1 cup chocolate syrup (like hershey’s) (plus more for garnish)
- 1/2 of a 14 oz can of Sweetened condensed milk
- optional: 1/2 cup sliced almonds, chopped smaller
Ice cream maker instructions:
- Mix cream, milk, condensed milk and chocolate syrup together until combined.
- Add to ice cream maker and process according to machine instructions.
- When chocolate ice cream is ready, add optional almonds to machine.
- Serve immediately as soft serve or transfer to a container and freeze for an hour or two until firm.
- Top with additional syrup and nuts if desired.
No Churn instructions:
- Use all heavy cream instead of half milk, half cream.
- Combine all the ingredients except optional nuts.
- Beat with electric mixer till soft peaks form.
- Add ice cream base to 7 by 11 baking dish.
- If desired, add additional chocolate and nuts to top of mixture and use a butter knife to mix in.
- Freeze till firm. (4 to 6ish hours)
Keywords: ice cream, chocolate, ice cream maker, no cook
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About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.