Ultimate Chocolate Ice Cream

How can just 5 simple ingredients combine to become this heavenly? Centuries ago they may have thought this to be magical, but since the birth of refridgeration, its easier than ever to eat divine ices. While there are many incredible shop bought ice creams out there, I'm a huge advocate of homemade ice cream. Trust me when I say that more often than not it is worth the effort!

There are many chocolate ice cream recipes online and I've seen many that call for less egg yolks, but I find this recipe to be rich, smooth and delicious and can't stop myself from making it this way.

This recipe will require the use of an ice cream machine.





Category: Dessert
Cuisine Type English


For 1 Batch(es)

Chocolate Ice Cream

250 ml whole milk
250 ml double cream
125 grams caster sugar
5 egg yolks
100 grams good quality dark chocolate

Ultimate Chocolate Ice Cream Directions

  1. Combine the milk and cream in a large sauce pan and place on a medium heat bringing it to a gentle simmer. 
  2. While the milk and cream are warming, whisk the egg yolks and the sugar together in a large mixing bowl, then pour the hot milk and cream over the egg yolks whisking constantly as you do.
  3. Give your saucepan a quick rinse, now return the egg and milk mixture to the pan and cook, stiring constantly, until thick enouch to coat the back of a spoon. It should be thick and velvety. 
  4. Once the mixture has reached its desired consistency, turn off the heat. Break the chocolate into small pieces and tip into mixture stiring constantly until melted (you could also melt the chocoalte in advance and stir it into the ice cream custard). Once fully combined, pour the mixture back into your mixing bowl that you used early.
  5. Leave the mixture to cool completely. Once chilled, churn in an ice cream machine as per manufacturers instructions.
  6. Decant the ice cream into a tub and enjoy right away or keep fresh in your freezer for another occasion.

Recipe notes

I tend to use Green & Blacks Organic Dark Cooking Chocolate for this recipe or their Organic 70% Dark Chocolate if the cooking chocolate isn't available. Use the best quality chocolate you can find.

Nutrition facts

vegetarian gluten free

Per Serving

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