Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

I absolutely, positively LOVE all things summer. The heat. The scents. Watching the kids play and remembering my summers as a kid. I’ve written recipes for hot summer days (like my Peach and Orange Sangria),  fiction about summer, and I’ve even shared tips to help make it easier to get sunscreen on kids that don’t want to stand still long enough for you to do it. And I also love eating ice cream (year round, not just in the summer…but it does taste better on a super hot day!) See? I love summer.

I’m very excited to share my favorite chocolate ice cream recipe with you today.

Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe


A simple chocolate ice cream recipe that can be made in any ice cream maker. It's smooth, creamy and ready in just 30 minutes! chocolate ice cream photo credit: wenday 😀 via photopin cc

This ice cream recipe is super simple to make, and I bet you have almost all of the ingredients on hand already. Just get your ice cream maker out and then get ready to swoon over the richest, creamiest chocolate ice cream you’ll ever try!

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  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (Dutch process preferred)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3-1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • Kick This Recipe Up a Notch With Some Add Ins! Try these or any of your favorites:
  • 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips or mini M&M's
  • 1/4 cup of shredded coconut


  1. Place the cocoa and sugars in a medium bowl; stir until combined.
  2. Add the whole milk and use a whisk or hand mixer on low speed to combine until the cocoa and sugars are dissolved, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla.
  4. Pour mixture into freezer bowl of ice cream machine and let mix until thickened, about 25 to 35 minutes.
  5. During the last 10 minutes of mixing, add in any additional ingredients.

And if you love summer as much as I do, make sure to visit my Summer board on Pinterest for lots of recipes, tips, and ideas to make summer even better.


  1. Whitney Warburton says:
    The friend that I would give it to is my best friends since as long as I can remember, and that is my sister Victoria Richards. We are only 11 months apart and we have always been connected at the hip. Her and her kids would love this!!
  2. My friend Karen next door--then we can have neighborhood ice cream parties! Kim Bongiorno of Let Me Start By Saying recently posted..Random Acts of ComplimentsMy Profile
  3. I would give one to my sister; we would both make good use of it! JulieVK recently posted..Itchy scissor fingersMy Profile
  4. I have ice cream 5 out of 7 nights a week. It is my vice and makes my night end in a delicious way.
  5. I'd have my boyfriend sister-in-law get the other one. She, and her kids, would have so much fun! Plus, she'd be able to control the ingredients, which she'd love as much as I do!
  6. I'd give one to my sister!
  7. My mom
  8. Susan Christy says:
    My niece is getting married soon and would love this
  9. My best friend loves spending time with her grandson and nieces and nephews and she's always planning something fun to do with them. She would love to make them all home made ice cream!
  10. We made icecream as a kid and I loved it. would love to do w/ my kids and my friend kim would love it too!