This is a gourmet blend of smooth and creamy dark chocolate frozen custard with cinnamon. Garnish with an extra sprinkle of cinnamon and a piece of dark chocolate on top.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
6 hrs
total:
6 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
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Directions

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  • Whisk cream, milk, sugar, and cocoa powder in a saucepan over medium heat until the mixture is thoroughly combined and the sugar has dissolved. Bring almost to a simmer and stir in dark chocolate until melted. Whisk egg yolks into the cream mixture and cook until batter is slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a container, cover, and refrigerate until chilled, at least 6 hours.

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  • Stir cinnamon into chilled custard batter and freeze in an ice cream machine following manufacturer's instructions. Sprinkle frozen custard with more cinnamon to serve.

Nutrition Facts

393 calories; protein 4.2g 8% DV; carbohydrates 25.1g 8% DV; fat 31.9g 49% DV; cholesterol 231.3mg 77% DV; sodium 40mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2013
I just made this recipe and it was fabulous. I substituted half and half for the milk, simply because that's how I roll. Then I sauteed some sliced almonds in butter and smothered them in cinnamon and sugar to put on top of the custard when it was done. The only caution I have for less experienced cooks is that putting the eggs into the hot mixture will, very likely, cause you to have lumpy egg parts in the custard. I went against my better judgment and did it anyway...then decided to strain it just in case. Sure enough, there were egg lumps in there. So, either strain it or add a little bit of the chocolate mix to the eggs before you add them to the saucepan. That should take care of that problem. Oh, and if you're impatient like me, you can put the custard in your freezer to cool it faster. I had mine cooled down in about an hour. The custard was incredibly creamy and delicious and I'd make this again any day when I felt like I needed a serious chocolate fix. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2013
I just made this recipe and it was fabulous. I substituted half and half for the milk, simply because that's how I roll. Then I sauteed some sliced almonds in butter and smothered them in cinnamon and sugar to put on top of the custard when it was done. The only caution I have for less experienced cooks is that putting the eggs into the hot mixture will, very likely, cause you to have lumpy egg parts in the custard. I went against my better judgment and did it anyway...then decided to strain it just in case. Sure enough, there were egg lumps in there. So, either strain it or add a little bit of the chocolate mix to the eggs before you add them to the saucepan. That should take care of that problem. Oh, and if you're impatient like me, you can put the custard in your freezer to cool it faster. I had mine cooled down in about an hour. The custard was incredibly creamy and delicious and I'd make this again any day when I felt like I needed a serious chocolate fix. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2012
My family and I love this recipe. Please keep in mind that it is not ready in 35 minutes as stated next to the recipe. You need to ensure the mixture is completely chilled usually 6 hours before transferring to your ice cream maker. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2013
I adapted this recipe to make a simple chocolate frozen custard with reeses peanut butter cups but it worked beautifully on the first try. Too rich for me to make on a regular basis but I think it beats Christmas cookies for an original and decadent holiday gift. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2017
I felt like this recipe was much to dark for our tastes so I made a few changes only a few tablespoons of cocoa powder and some real milk chocolate along with more cream and a extra egg yoke! I also added a pinch of salt.It was a real winner with my husband who loves frozen custard! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2013
I did not use the same ratios because I get dairy delivered in quart increments from my co-op but here is what I used: 1 qt (4 cups) heavy cream 2/3 cup whole milk 2/3 cup raw sugar 1 vanilla bean 5 egg yolks 3 Tbsp cocoa 3 oz. Callebaut unsweetened chocolate shavings I followed the instructions with the addition of splitting/scraping/simmering the vanilla bean tempering the egg yolks straining the mixture then cooling it in an ice bath like you would a ganache (mine took 1 hour in the fridge) prior to pouring it into my canister. Turned out great perfect consistency and the perfect amount to fit into my 1.5 qt gelato container after the kiddos lick the paddle and get a small scoop of course. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2013
OMG..everyone. This is AWESOME. For Primal Paleo Low Carbers. I used Coconut sugar Grass fed/Organic Milk Cacao powder Cage free Grain Free Omega 3 Eggs yolks Ghiradelli cacao. I used the Kitchen Aid ice cream bowl. After 30 min I poured it into a container and froze it because it was still liquid. I froze it over nite. Rich creamy and dear goodness...delicious. Listen take your time and keep all the same measurements you won't do wrong. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2016
Heavenly! I added chopped macadamia nuts because we like nuts. Great ice cream...smooth just the right amount of chocolate (I used 1/2 regular cocoa and 1/2 dark cocoa). Love it love it love it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2020
Amazing! I was a bit worried about adding the cinnamon but I followed the recipe exactly and it was perfect. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2019
Amazing! Creamy and delicious. The cinnamon is a wonderful addition. Read More
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