Heavenly chocolate ice cream that’s super simple.
Learn the secret to making amazing ice cream without eggs. It’s not that egg based French style ice cream tastes bad or anything; sometimes we all just want a dessert that’s a little lighter and this chocolate ice cream recipe doesn’t fail. I used a Philadelphia style ice cream base and added Dutch cocoa as well as dark chocolate.
Keep in mind that egg yolks work very well as stabilisers so you’ll find the freezer life is reduced for this ice cream. Try your best to eat it all in one go and you won’t have to worry about that though.
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Tips to make the ultimate chocolate ice cream
- Avoid cheap brands when choosing your Dutch cocoa and dark chocolate. There aren’t many ingredients in this recipe so poor quality products will have nowhere to hide. Invest a little extra on these ingredients and they’ll make your dessert taste so much better!
- Add a dash of high quality vodka when you’re churning the ice cream to reduce the freezing point of your base. This allows the dessert to freeze faster and results in a creamier ice cream.
- Turn your freezer onto MAXIMUM in advance to churning. Make it as cold as possible. Once you add the churned ice cream to the freezer it will harden much quicker which also helps with ice cream texture. Commercial ice cream manufacturers use blast freezers that harden the ice cream super quick. This is what you want to do as well to minimize the size of ice crystals.
Want a chocolate ice cream recipe that’s got less calories?
You have a couple of options:
- Reduce or remove completely the chocolate from the recipe. The cocoa will still provide a nice chocolate flavour without the extra calories.
- Make this vegan chocolate ice cream and cut out the dairy as well. Still delicious!