Homemade Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

This easy chocolate ice cream recipe is full of flavour and chocolate lovers will enjoy it to the full. With this simple chocolate ice cream recipe recipe, you can make this delicacy all year round. Because chocolate ice cream is not only delicious in summer. We tell you step by step, how to make it.

Ice cream toppings

You can serve it as a dessert in different ways. Try it with a delicious vanilla sauce, our hazelnut caramel praline or fresh berries. Mixed with milk in a food processor, the tasty chocolate ice cream becomes a great milkshake.


You can choose the type of chocolate you want to use. Try also milk chocolate or white chocolate. Chocolate ice cream is a perfect flavour for our three layers ice cream cake.

Cones for your chocolate ice cream

Serve the homemade icey joy in cones as you like. You can use fancy glasses, cocktail glasses or classic ice cream cones.

Stone pots are nice to serve your homemade choco ice cream in, as well as classic cones or glasses

Making the dark chocolate ice cream without an ice cream maker

You can make your yummy chocolate ice cream with an ice cream maker or you can do it the old style, proven way and make it by hand. It is not as hard as you might think. All you need to do is stir the ice cream regularly during the freezing process.

  1. Place the ice cream mixture into a freezer-safe container and put it in the freezer.
  2. Every 30 minutes, stir the mixture, until it is fully frozen. That will be after about 4 hours.

Before serving, take the dark chocolate ice cream out of the freezer and let it rest for 15 minutes. By then it has the perfect consistency.

You like Ice Cream? Then try also our classic vanilla ice cream, the ultimate slushy, our fruity blueberry lime gelato or the raspberry sorbet.


Homemade Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

This homemade dark chocolate gelato is one of the best ice cream recipes ever. I made it many, many times and cannot get enough of it. You can make it with or without an ice cream maker. Try it now.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course ice cream
Cuisine International
Servings 6 servings
Calories 311 kcal


  • 500 ml milk full cream
  • 165 ml whipping cream
  • 40 g dark chocolate min. 65% cacao
  • 160 g caster sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 50 g cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Put the milk, cream, dark chocolate, pepper and cinnamon in a saucepan and heat gently to boiling point. Stir until the chocolate has melted, then leave to one side to cool down.
  • In a large bowl, now combine well the sugar, egg white and the cocoa powder.
  • Now add the milk mixture carefully and whisk together until well combined and thick. You want to have a shiny, thick mixture.

In ice cream maker:

  • Pour the chocolate ice cream mixture into an ice cream maker and churn until ready.

Without ice cream maker:

  • Place the ice cream mixture into a freezer-safe container and put it in the freezer.
    Every 30 minutes, stir the mixture, until it is fully frozen. That will be after about 4 hours.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 311kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 6gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 65mgPotassium: 314mgFiber: 4gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 542IUCalcium: 129mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chocolate, Ice Cream
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Hi, I am Susan. I love the art of cooking and I love life! Also am keen to inspire you and try out new ways of cooking. Here on My Golden Pear I write about the latest food trends, recipes and share my travel discoveries. As I am German by birth, you will also find many authentic German recipes here. Enjoy!

1 Comment

  1. 5 stars
    Amazing treat! It was all gone within 15 minutes, kids loved it! Thank for the recipe!

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