Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream: 5th Time's the Charm

My husband and I got an ice cream maker as a wedding present some years ago. Since then I have tried to make ice cream a total of 5 times. I failed miserably every time. My ice cream was too icy (most common problem) or tasted horrible... or worst of all HAD COOKED EGG WHITES IN IT! A few days ago I dared to try again. I (of course) modified a recipe. It turned out fabulous!! Here it is. It makes about 4-6 servings. Or maybe I could sit down and eat the whole tub all in one sitting.
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 5 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
Combine cream, milk, cocoa, chocolate chips, sugar and vanilla in sauce pan and bring to simmer. Stir constantly until all chocolate is melted and mixed. Let it cool partially, then add the egg whites (you don't want it to be too hot or it will cook the eggs- GROSS). Stir to combine all ingredients. Cool in fridge for 5-6 hours. Put in your ice cream maker for ~ 20 minutes. It turns out like soft serve. If you want it to have more or an ice cream texture, then pop it in the freezer! Then of course... ENJOY!


  1. David got me an ice cream maker for Valetine's Day and we've tried three times and it's come out so soupy each time.

    1. I have had that happen too! This time I actually put the mixture in the fridge over night to make sure it was cold enough... and i didn't have that problem. Some of the recipes I read, said to chill for only 2 hours before putting it in the ice cream maker, and I don't think that is near enough time!

  2. I've never tried it...ever! But I do remember trying out new wedding gifts years after we received them! : ) Good for you!

    1. Unfortunately we have had just too many ice cream fails before this! I can't believe how good homemade ice cream is..when it is actually made correctly.