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The Ultimate Chocolate Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

This is a case of “if ain’t broke, don’t fix it” meaning we could reinvent yet another classic chocolate ice cream but it’s hard to get better than this version by Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream. Made by mixing a rich coffee-chocolate sauce into a vanilla base it’s our go to for homemade ice cream and was the master recipe for our chocolate ice creams at our Ice Cream Social! The chocolate is so abundant that we had to call it The Ultimate Chocolate Chocolate Ice Cream recipe.

Now, go stock up on all your cooking essentials, then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

The Ultimate Chocolate Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

The Ultimate Chocolate Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Our all-time favorite recipe for a traditional chocolate ice cream that doubles down on the chocolate flavor, that is why is called The Ultimate Chocolate Chocolate Ice Cream recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Freezing Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 333 kcal


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar divided
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup espresso or strong coffee
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate


  • Make the ice cream: In a bowl, stir together 1/4 cup milk and the cornstarch; set slurry aside. In a 4-quart saucepan, whisk together remaining milk and the cream, 1/2 cup of the sugar, syrup, and salt; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 4 minutes; stir in slurry. Return to a boil and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Place cream cheese in a bowl and pour in 1/4 cup hot milk mixture; whisk until smooth. Then whisk in remaining milk mixture.
  • Make the chocolate sauce: Bring cocoa, brewed coffee, and remaining 1/2 cup sugar to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan over high heat; cook for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate.
  • Stir sauce into ice cream base. Pour mixture into a gallon plastic bag; seal, and submerge in a bowl of ice water until chilled. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker; process according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer ice cream to a storage container and freeze until set at least 4 hours.



Serving: 1servingCalories: 333kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 5gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 207mgPotassium: 269mgFiber: 3gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 637IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 114mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten free granola, homemade ice cream, nut free
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