Simple Chocolate Ice Cream

Cuisinart original

For a real treat, serve this with our Chocolate Sauce (recipe listed under Sauces and Dressings).


Makes about 5 cups (ten ½-cup servings)


  • ¾ cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup): Calories 268 (62% from fat) • carb. 23g • pro. 3g • fat 19g • sat. fat 11g • chol. 69mg • sod. 44mg • calc. 61mg • fiber 1g


  1.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocoa, sugars and salt. Add the milk and, using a hand mixer on low speed or a whisk, beat to combine until the cocoa, sugars and salt are dissolved. 
  2. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or overnight. 
  3. Turn the Cuisinart® ice cream maker on; pour the mixture into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes. 
  4. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place in freezer for about 2 hours. 
  5. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.