Homemade Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

Other than this healthy banana ‘ice cream’, I have never made homemade ice cream before. Turns out, it’s pretty easy, especially when your Dad takes control of adding the ice and salt! The ice cream maker I have can be electric or has a manual crank…not sure who would want to sit and crank ice cream, but I remember that’s how it was done when I was little aka ‘back in the olden days‘.

We made it for Father’s Day, and it went quite deliciously with the bars I made (recipe to come!)

Homemade Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

adapted from
3/4 cups dark cocoa powder (sifted)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
pinch of salt
3 cups Half and Half
1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocoa, sugars, and salt.
  • Add the half and half and beat on low speed until until the cocoa, sugars, and salt are dissolved.
  • Stir in the vanilla.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours (or overnight)
  • Following the directions of your ice cream maker, pour mixture in appropriate container. (Mine has a bowl that needs to be chilled before adding mixture, then the bowl fits into the ice cream maker.)
  • If you want it thicker than soft serve consistency, freeze immediately for about 2 hours, (or on my maker you can use the hand crank at this point to get it even thicker), otherwise…serve it up!
This was delicious and creamy, but it does get a little icy after being in the freezer a little while. I can’t wait to try more varieties! I have a Pinterest board devoted just to if interested 🙂
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12 thoughts on “Homemade Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

  1. YUM! I'm going to have to get an ice cream maker ~ this sounds divine.
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  2. I'm totally a dark chocolate gal through and through! This looks luscious!

  3. Hi Kim. Wow, this ice cream looks really delicious and professionally made. Great recipe, thanks for sharing it!


  4. Mmmmmmmmm. Chocolate. my hubby is the ice cream maker of the family. I'll have to pass this one on to him! Stopping by from Tasty Tuesday's Linky Party.


  5. Looks absolutely delicious! I've been looking for a new recipe to try in my ice cream maker! Thanks for sharing

  6. Chocolate is the best Ice Cream Ever!! Enough Said! lol…this looks soooo good! Thank You so much for sharing it with all of us chocaholics!
    Visiting you blog from The Princess and her Cowboys party, Lizy@http://justdipitinchocolate.blogspot.com/

  7. Oh, yummy!!! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! Pop on in and grab a feature button. Hope to see your prettiness again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  8. I'll be featuring YOU tomorrow morning on my blog! Thank you so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday!

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

  9. My my my….that looks incredible. Pinning this one. I haven't used my ice cream maker at all yet this summer. This might be just the recipe to break it in with. Yum!

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