This homemade Double Chocolate Ice Cream recipe is our favourite frozen dessert to scoop when a craving for decadent chocolate hits.
The easy recipe is prepared using an Ice Cream Maker, which churns creamy chocolate custard into a rich and velvety Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.
This ice cream is the perfect treat for cocoa fans, featuring double the flavour: chocolate ice cream base and crunchy chocolate chips.
Enjoy as a cool scoop on a hot day or serve as a special dessert like a double chocolate ice cream sundae with wafer cookies, chopped nuts and warm fudge drizzle.
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What Is Double Chocolate Ice Cream?
Double Chocolate Ice Cream is the ultimate dessert for cocoa fans.
What does Double Chocolate mean? The recipe features delicious chocolate in two unique ways: melted chocolate is added to the creamy ice cream base and crunchy chocolate chips are distributed throughout.
Our homemade chocolate chocolate chip ice cream recipe features a rich and smooth ice cream base, featuring wholesome and all natural ingredients like cream, milk, egg yolks, and vanilla extract.
We double the chocolate flavour by distributing crunchy semi-sweet chocolate chips throughout the chocolate ice cream.
My Family Loves Double Chocolate Ice Cream
What family doesn’t love ice cream?
I spent months researching Toronto’s best ice cream & gelato. In search of the city’s most drool-worthy frozen desserts, I found endless inspiring flavour combinations.
Over the years each family member has developed a penchant for a particular flavour. I love Double Chocolate Ice Cream, Dad hearts Jamoca Almond Fudge, Mom adores Mint Chocolate Chip and my sister raves for Pralines & Cream.
My family loves eating desserts that feature decadent chocolate. Every festive holiday season my dad would receive boxes of fine chocolates from his clients. My sister and I would would excitedly snack on heaps of Ferrero Rocher, Kinder Bueno and Baci under the glow of the Christmas tree.
I knew my family would enjoy this recipe because they love chocolate desserts, crunchy chocolate chips and smooth and creamy ice cream.
Once the chocolate ice cream is finished churning and has the consistency of soft serve, fold in the chocolate chips before storing in the freezer overnight to harden so it’s easy to scoop.
Homemade Ice Cream Recipe Tips
If it’s your first time making homemade Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream we suggest reading our step by step recipe from top to bottom. Familiarize yourself with each step before you start cooking in the kitchen.
Here are some helpful tips and tricks for first time ice cream makers:
- Use a Hamilton Beach Ice Cream Maker for great results.
- Use organic whole milk and whipping cream if you can find it.
- Add additional chocolate flavour to the ice cream base by adding 2 oz of Creme de Cacao liqueur to the ice cream base. This technically transforms the recipe into a Triple Chocolate Ice Cream!
- For a more decadent chocolate ice cream base substitute bakers chocolate for fancy Godiva or Lindt chocolate truffles.
- We’ve used semi-sweet chocolate chips in this recipe but you can substitute for dark chocolate chips or white chocolate chips. For a crunchier texture replace with dark chocolate chunks or chopped up dark chocolate bars.
- Once you’ve perfected this recipe feel free to add additional mix-ins like peanuts, marshmallow fluff, or Luxardo cherries.
- Serve your homemade ice cream immediately out of the machine for soft serve texture, or store in the freezer and scoop for a harder more authentic ice cream parlour experience.
- Serve Double Chocolate Ice Cream simply on a cone or as a fun sundae with cookies, muffins or maraschino cupcakes. It also works well in a German-inspired Black Forest Cake Sundae.
What To Serve With Double Chocolate Ice Cream
If you’re an ice cream traditionalist you’ll likely want to lick our Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream off a cone or scoop out of a bowl all on its own.
If you’re celebrating a special occasion, or simply live your life with the mantra YOLO, dress up your homemade ice cream by serving it as a sundae or between two homemade cookies as a gourmet ice cream sandwich.
If you’re preparing this dessert for a birthday or special celebration like Christmas or Father’s Day we suggest serving a scoop of ice cream with a slice of our popular Gianduja Lindt Lindor Chocolate Cake.
Storing Homemade Ice Cream
Once you’ve mixed the freshly churned soft ice cream base store it in the freezer overnight to harden so you can scoop it easily.
If you’re making ice cream sandwiches, form them when the ice cream is soft then immediately store them upright in the freezer in a container or freezer bag.
Our homemade Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cream can be stored in the freezer for up to a month. But, I really doubt it will last much longer than a few days!
Best Ice Cream Maker
Looking for the best ice cream maker to make homemade gelato, granita, sorbet and sherbet?
You don’t have to own a gelato shop or ice cream parlour to enjoy decadent gourmet ice cream scoops or soft serve at home.
Affordable ice cream makers typically sell for under $100 dollars and include a main base with on/off switch, frozen bowl, paddle attachment and lid. The box usually includes instructions on how to use the ice cream maker and a few easy recipes to get you started.
- Hamilton Beach Ice Cream Maker: 1.5 quart ice cream maker is fully automatic and features a compact bowl that freezes in less than 4 hours. Available in white and red.
- Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker: 2 quart ice cream maker features brushed stainless steel exterior and handy spout for adding mixins.
- Whynter Ice Cream Maker: splurge on this premium professional quality product that has a capacity of 2.1 quarts.
You May Also Enjoy These Ice Cream Recipes…
- Gianduja Hazelnut Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream
- Homemade Peaches and Cream Ice Cream
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- Blueberry Lemon Curd Ice Cream
- Homemade Pralines and Cream Ice Cream
- Black Forest Ice Cream Sundae
- Tropical Coconut Mango Ice Cream Sundae
- Espresso Coffee Java Chip Ice Cream
- Maple Black Walnut Ice Cream
- Blueberry Cream Cheese Earl Grey Ice Cream
- Buttered Popcorn Ice Cream with Caramel
- Chocolate Chip Caramel Banana Nut Ice Cream
You May Also Enjoy These Chocolate Recipes…
- Chocolate Old Fashioned Cocktail
- Chocolate Kahlua Espresso Martini Cocktail
- Mint Chocolate After Eight Cocktail
- Cinnamon Babka For Chocolate Lovers
- Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Vegan Flourless Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Chocolate Cherry Pancakes with Ricotta
How To Make Homemade Double Chocolate Ice Cream
Double Chocolate Ice Cream
- Ice cream maker
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- mixing bowl
- Large pot
- Small Pot
- 2 cups Whipping Cream
- 1 cup Whole Milk
- 2/3 cup White Sugar
- 1/8 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1 cup Semi Sweet or Dark Bakers Chocolate chopped
- 6 Egg Yolks
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3/4 cup Chocolate Chips
- In a small pot, simmer cream, milk, sugar, salt and chopped Bakers Chocolate until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat.
- In a separate bowl, whisk yolks and vanilla extract. Whisking constantly, slowly whisk 1/3 of the hot cream into the yolks, then, whisk the yolk mixture back into the pot with the cream.
- Return pot to medium-low heat and cook until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Pour into a large bowl, cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Churn base in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer's directions.
- Scoop churned ice cream into a large mixing bowl and add chocolate chips. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to incorporate the chips evenly into the ice cream base.
- Serve Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream directly from the bowl as soft serve, or store in the freezer until ready to eat.
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