This is our simple craft chocolate ice cream recipe.
You’ll need an ice cream maker for this recipe.
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- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 4 ounces good quality organic dark chocolate, chopped
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the cream, milk, sugar, and salt. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is just beginning to boil.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Set aside to cool for 15 minutes.
- Place the chopped chocolate in a medium bowl.
- Pour the cooled cream mixture over the chopped chocolate and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
- Pour the ice cream base into a shallow dish and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Once chilled, remove the ice cream base from the refrigerator and pour into an ice cream maker. Churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Once the ice cream is ready, transfer it to an airtight container and freeze until ready to serve. Enjoy!
We recommend the Cuisinart Ice Cream and Gelato Maker. It makes ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and frozen yoghurt in 40 Minutes or less.
What Toppings Can be Added?
There are many toppings that can be added to chocolate ice cream to enhance its flavour and texture. Some suggestions include:
- Chopped nuts, such as almonds, pecans, or hazelnuts
- Crushed cookies or wafer crumbs, such as chocolate chip cookies or wafer cookies
- Mini chocolate chips, cocoa nibs or other chocolate pieces
- Caramel sauce or hot fudge sauce
- Whipped cream
- Sprinkles or other fun toppings
- Fresh seasonal fruit, such as sliced strawberries or bananas
The key is to experiment and see what flavours and textures you enjoy the most. You can also mix and match toppings to create your own unique flavour combinations.
What Can Craft Chocolate Ice Cream be Served With?
Here are our top five serving suggestions for craft chocolate ice cream (in no particular order):
- Serve the ice cream in a waffle cone or bowl, and top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and a cherry on top.
- Mix the ice cream with chopped nuts and chocolate chips or cocoa nibs, and serve it in a sundae dish. Top with hot fudge sauce and whipped cream.
- Create an ice cream sandwich by placing a scoop of ice cream between two chocolate cookies.
- Mix the ice cream with frozen berries, such as raspberries or blackberries, and serve it in a dish. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings.
- Serve the ice cream in a bowl, and top with slices of fresh fruit, such as strawberries or bananas, cocoa nibs and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
Nutrition Facts Per Scoop:
One scoop of craft chocolate ice cream contains approximately:
- Calories: 130
- Total fat: 7g
- Saturated fat: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 15g
- Dietary fibre: 1 g
- Sugar: 10g
- Protein: 1g
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Craft Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe