Simple Chocolate Ice Cream

Cuisinart original

This crowd-pleaser is so easy to make just remember to have the base well chilled before churning!


Makes about 5 cups (ten ½-cup servings)


²⁄³ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
      (preferably Dutch process)
½   cup granulated sugar
¹⁄³ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
      pinch salt
1   cup whole milk
2   cups heavy cream
1   teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 255 (62% from fat) • carb. 23g • pro. 3g • fat 18g sat. fat 12g • chol. 69mg • sod. 33mg • calc. 75mg • fiber 3g


1. Place the cocoa, sugars and salt in a medium bowl;
stir with a whisk to combine and remove any lumps.
Add the milk, heavy cream, and vanilla extract, and
whisk well to incorporate and dissolve the cocoa
powder and sugars (a hand mixer comes in handy
here). Cover and refrigerate until well chilled,
preferably overnight.
2. Assemble the Mix It In™ Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker
with paddle secured and dispenser handle in its
upright position. Turn on and pour in the chilled base.
Churn until the desired serving consistency is reached,
25 to 30 minutes. If ice cream is not thick enough,
pour back into the freezer bowl and continue mixing
until desired consistency is reached, checking
every few minutes. The ice cream will have a soft,
creamy texture.
3. Serve in cups or cones, adding toppings while
dispensing ice cream