Simple Chocolate Ice Cream

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  • Published Aug 5th
  • Ready In2h 50m
  • Servings8
  • Calories228
This is a pantry-friendly recipe for custard-style chocolate ice cream. No heavy cream or corn starch is necessary and it's successful with 2% milk, yet the results are still creamy and smooth! A digital kitchen thermometer is highly recommended while cooking to ensure you've reached the proper cooking temperature.

Simple Chocolate Ice Cream Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Simple Chocolate Ice Cream for 8 servings:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ice

Simple Chocolate Ice Cream Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook10m
  • Ready In2h 50m

To cook Simple Chocolate Ice Cream, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Simple Chocolate Ice Cream is about 10 minutes , and you can serve your Simple Chocolate Ice Cream within 2 hours 50 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Simple Chocolate Ice Cream easily:

  1. 1 Fill sink with several inches of ice water.
  2. 2 Beat eggs and cocoa powder in a bowl until well-blended and smooth.
  3. 3 Heat milk, evaporated milk, sugar, and cocoa powder mixture in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, until custard comes to 180 degrees F (82 degrees C), about 10 minutes. The custard should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  4. 4 Remove saucepan from heat and immediately transfer to sink to halt cooking. Continue to stir custard until cooled; stir in vanilla extract.
  5. 5 Pour custard into an ice cream maker once it reaches 40 degrees F (4 degrees C). Freeze according to manufacturer's directions until softly frozen. Transfer ice cream to a lidded container; cover surface with plastic wrap and seal. For best results, ice cream should ripen in the freezer at least 2 hours to overnight.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 228 calories; 7.4 grams of fat; 34.1 grams of carbohydrates; 8.5 grams of protein; 110 milligrams of cholesterol; 106 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jul 15th 2019

    The ice cream is amazing. You won't get this at the grocery store. But let's drop the word "simple". This is a time consuming recipe. Basically what you are making is a creme anglaise th ...

  2. Jul 8th 2018

    I needed a stick blender to remove lumps of cocoa powder, other than that I followed the instructions exactly. The flavor was good, but nothing to brag about.

  3. May 4th 2015

    I'm giving it 4 stars because I think it needs a little cream--I used 1 cup milk and 1/2 cup cream. The instructions are very clear and it tastes just like Culvers! I love that it uses inexp ...

  4. Jun 19th 2014

    Didn't work

  5. Feb 2nd 2014

    I changed nothing. I mixed it with my kitchen aid ice cream mixer on low for 15 minutes turned out perfectly. Loved by all members of my family