Decadent No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

Decadent No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

This decadent no-churn chocolate ice cream requires no special equipment and takes only minutes to whip up.  The hardest part is waiting for it to freeze!

White dish of threw scoops of decadent no-churn chocolate ice cream.

Making ice cream is a summer ritual at our house. Back in the old days, it required rock salt, making custard, and hand-cranking the machine for hours.  It almost wasn’t worth it. 

Now thanks to a few modern ingredients, you can forgo the machines, and still enjoy great homemade ice cream! Plus, the richness of this ice cream is going to blow you away.  Using both semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa powder definitely kicks up the flavor.

Grab your mix-ins and set the timer!  In a few hours, you’re set to enjoy some of the creamiest, chocolatiest ice cream you’ve ever tasted!

Ingredients Needed

  • Semi-sweet chocolate – use good quality chocolate.  You could use chocolate chips.  I used Ghiradelli chocolate chips.  The better the chocolate, the better the flavor you’ll get.
  • Sweetened condensed milk – be sure not to get evaporated milk.  I made that mistake.  It was awful. 
  • Instant espresso powder – this is optional, but it really enhances the flavor of the chocolate. You only use a little bit and you don’t notice the coffee flavor at all, but you will be amazed at how much better your chocolate will taste.
  • Vanilla – just like the espresso, the vanilla enhances the flavor of the chocolate.
  • Cocoa powder – use unsweetened cocoa powder.  You can use dark or regular cocoa powder.
  • Kosher salt
  • Heavy whipping cream – This gives the creamy mouthfeel to the ice cream.  You could use half and half, but the texture won’t be the same at all.  My suggestion is to use the heavy cream and enjoy just a bit less. 

Bowl of melted chocolate ready to be made into decadent homemade ice cream.

Steps To Make This Recipe

  1. Melt the chocolate.
  2. Mix together the chocolate, condensed milk, espresso powder, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt.
  3. Whip the cream to stiff peaks.
  4. Fold the whipped cream into the chocolate.
  5. Spoon the mixture into a freezer-safe container.
  6. Freeze.
  7. Enjoy!

Variations And Mix In Suggestions

  • In addition to the vanilla, add in a teaspoon of mint extract for a chocolate mint ice cream treat.
  • For a French flair, add a teaspoon of raspberry or orange extract.
  • For mix-ins, freeze your ice cream for 1 hour.  Remove the container from the freezer and stir vigorously and then stir in your additions.  Return to the freezer.  
  • Mini marshmallows, teddybear shaped graham crackers, and a drizzle of chocolate sauce makes a great s’mores ice cream.
  • Chopped peanuts, mini peanut butter cups, and peanut butter drizzle make a moose tracks ice cream.
  • Chopped brownies, chocolate chips, fudge sauce.
  • Broken toffee candy bars and caramel sauce drizzle.

Container of decadent no-churn chocolate ice cream with an ice cream scoop.

Haven’t satisfied your frozen sweet tooth yet? Here are a few more ice cream treat suggestions:

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White dish of threw scoops of decadent no-churn chocolate ice cream.

Decadent No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream


Description

This decadent no-churn chocolate ice cream requires no special equipment and takes only minutes to whip up.  The hardest part is waiting for it to freeze!


Ingredients

Scale

4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk

½ teaspoon instant espresso powder, optional

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

¼ teaspoon Kosher salt

2 cups heavy whipping cream, chilled


Instructions

In a microwavable safe bowl, melt the chocolate at half power in 15-second intervals, stirring after each interval.

Combine the melted chocolate, condensed milk, espresso powder, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl until well combined. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, pour in the cold heavy whipping cream.  On high power, whip the cream until it holds stiff peaks.  Be careful not to overwhip it or you’ll make butter and will have to start over.

Fold a large spoon of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture until completely combined. This will loosen the chocolate mixture and make it easier to fold the remaining whipped cream into the chocolate.

Carefully fold the remaining whipped cream into the chocolate until no white streaks remain.

Spoon the mixture into a freezer-safe container.  Cover tightly and freeze until hard (about 2 hours).

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Freezing time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Freeze
  • Cuisine: American

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