Yield: 10 servings

Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Churn Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Make your own chocolate ice cream at home with this easy recipe! Rich, creamy and full of bold chocolate flavor, this ice cream is delicious on its own or with your favorite sundae toppings.


  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup chocolate chunks, optional


    1. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, brown sugar, granulated sugar and salt.
    2. Pour the milk into the cocoa powder mixture and use an electric mixer or whisk to combine until sugars are dissolved. 
    3. Whisk in the cold heavy cream and vanilla extract.
    4. Turn your ice cream maker on and pour your ice cream mixture into the frozen bowl of the ice cream maker. Churn for 20 minutes. If desired, add in the chocolate chunks and churn an additional 1-2 minutes until the chocolate chunks are combined. 
    5. The texture will be more of a soft serve style. If you'd like to firm up the ice cream, place it into the freezer for 1-2 hours, or overnight, before serving. Enjoy!


  • I used a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker and it took about 20-25 minutes to churn. Ice cream was soft serve. Freeze immediately if you want a scoopable ice cream.
  • Due to the frequent opening and closing of a traditional refrigerator/freezer, it may take longer for the ice cream to be solid. Additionally, the ice cream may remain in a soft state. For best results, placing the ice cream in a deep freezer is recommended.
  • Recipe makes just over 1 quart.
  • Storage- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer for 2-3 weeks. We love these 1 quart storage containers from Amazon. Perfect size and reusable. You can also use a metal bread loaf pan and cover with plastic wrap then foil to store the ice cream.
  • If you freeze the ice cream, remove and let it sit on the counter for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

½ cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 332Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 4g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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