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Simple Chocolate Ice Cream

Rated as 3.83 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a pantry-friendly recipe for custard-style chocolate ice cream. No heavy cream or corn starch is necessary and it's successful with 2% milk, yet the results are still creamy and smooth! A digital kitchen thermometer is highly recommended while cooking to ensure you've reached the proper cooking temperature."
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Ingredients

2 h 50 m servings 228
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Fill sink with several inches of ice water.
  2. Beat eggs and cocoa powder in a bowl until well-blended and smooth.
  3. Heat milk, evaporated milk, sugar, and cocoa powder mixture in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, until custard comes to 180 degrees F (82 degrees C), about 10 minutes. The custard should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  4. Remove saucepan from heat and immediately transfer to sink to halt cooking. Continue to stir custard until cooled; stir in vanilla extract.
  5. Pour custard into an ice cream maker once it reaches 40 degrees F (4 degrees C). Freeze according to manufacturer's directions until softly frozen. Transfer ice cream to a lidded container; cover surface with plastic wrap and seal. For best results, ice cream should ripen in the freezer at least 2 hours to overnight.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 228 calories; 7.4 34.1 8.5 110 106 Full nutrition

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I'm giving it 4 stars because I think it needs a little cream--I used 1 cup milk and 1/2 cup cream. The instructions are very clear and it tastes just like Culvers! I love that it uses inexpensi...

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I'm giving it 4 stars because I think it needs a little cream--I used 1 cup milk and 1/2 cup cream. The instructions are very clear and it tastes just like Culvers! I love that it uses inexpensi...

I changed nothing. I mixed it with my kitchen aid ice cream mixer on low for 15 minutes turned out perfectly. Loved by all members of my family

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The ice cream is amazing. You won't get this at the grocery store. But let's drop the word "simple". This is a time consuming recipe. Basically what you are making is a creme anglaise that ...

Very rich & creamy. I could have eaten the whole thing myself. I took it to a potluck and received many compliments

I needed a stick blender to remove lumps of cocoa powder, other than that I followed the instructions exactly. The flavor was good, but nothing to brag about.