Very Chocolate Ice Cream


This chocolate ice cream is a rich, custard-style ice cream with no raw eggs!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins
1 quart


  • 1 cup milk

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 3 egg yolk, lightly beaten

  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine milk, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly.

  2. Place egg yolks into a small bowl. Gradually whisk in about 1/2 cup of hot milk mixture, then return to the saucepan. Heat and stir until thickened, but do not boil.

  3. Remove from the heat and stir in chopped chocolate until melted.

  4. Pour into a chilled bowl and refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until cold, about 2 hours.

  5. Stir in cream and vanilla. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions.

    close up view of chocolate Ice Cream in a glass container
    Melissa Goff

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

353 Calories
27g Fat
27g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 353
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 119mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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