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Chocolate Ice Cream

This is, without a doubt, the best chocolate ice cream recipe I've ever had. Our family loves to make homemade ice cream when we get together for birthday dinners, and this is our favorite flavor. —Kathryn Herman, Villisca, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 quarts

Ingredients

  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • Whole milk

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, heat milk to 175°; stir in the sugar, cocoa and flour until dissolved. Whisk a small amount of the hot mixture into the egg and egg yolks. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches at least 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Stir in evaporated milk and vanilla. Press waxed paper onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  • Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; add enough milk to fill cylinder 3/4 full. freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze. When ice cream is frozen, transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 2-4 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 148 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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