This milkiest chocolate ice cream is made with whole milk, cream, and evaporated milk, and boasts plenty of chocolate flavor thanks to bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder.
Milkiest Chocolate Ice Cream
- Quick Glance
- 15 M
- 45 M
- Makes 8 (1/2-cup) servings
Special Equipment: Ice cream maker
Combine 2 tablespoons of the milk with the cornstarch in a small bowl to make a smooth slurry.
Chop the chocolate and place it in a medium bowl.
Fill a large bowl with ice and water.
Combine the remaining milk, the cream, evaporated milk, sugar, and corn syrup in a 4-quart saucepan, and bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat. Add the cocoa, whisking until it is incorporated, and continue to boil for 4 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and gradually whisk in the cornstarch slurry. Bring the mixture back to a boil over medium-high heat and cook, stirring with a heatproof spatula, until it thickens, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
Gradually whisk the hot milk mixture into the chocolate. Add the salt and whisk until the chocolate is melted.
Pour the mixture into a 1-gallon resealable plastic freezer bag and submerge the sealed bag in the ice bath. Let stand, adding more ice as necessary, until the mixture is chilled through, about 30 minutes.
Pour the ice cream base into the ice cream maker and process until thick and creamy per the machine’s instructions.
Pack the ice cream into a resealable container, press a sheet of parchment directly against the surface of the ice cream, and seal it with an airtight lid. Stash it in the coldest part of your freezer until firm, at least 4 hours. Scoop into bowls, dollop it onto a cone, or simply grab a spoon. Originally published June 8, 2012.
Recipe Testers' Reviews
You really have to put your money where your mouth is when you declare that your ice cream is the “milkiest chocolate”–and this recipe delivers just that. This ice cream tastes like frozen hot fudge sauce. It couldn’t be easier to make. The hardest part is waiting for the ice cream to harden in the freezer.
I would love to try this ice cream with some mix-ins such as marshmallows or white chocolate chunks.
From my teen daughter’s mouth: “WOW, this is awesome! Just like the good expensive ice cream you only buy a few times a year!”
The end result is indeed a very rich, creamy, smooth, and chocolaty ice cream that will WOW kids and adults alike. I must say, though, that next time I will have to triple the recipe as this felt like an appetizer for our family. And we don’t even have sweet tooths! The recipe asks for a frozen canister in which to spin it, but we do not have such a gadget. I did it the old-fashioned way, by hand shaking it, and it worked beautifully.