Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Ice Cream

It is hard to beat Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. You can make their delicious chocolate ice cream at home. It is hard to beat creamy chocolate ice cream. When you are making it just like Ben and Jerry’s, you know it has to be good.

homemade Ben and Jerry's chocolate ice cream in a white bowl

 

Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Ice Cream

It is hard to beat Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. And, it is even harder to beat creamy and chocolatey ice cream! So, put the two together, and you’ve got something wonderful! Now you can make Ben & Jerry’s delicious chocolate ice cream at home. When you are making homemade chocolate ice cream just like Ben & Jerry’s, you know it has to be good.

Chocolate ice cream is an ice cream flavor that is difficult to beat, and this creamy sweet treat is well, honestly, amazing. And, what is also amazing is that this is a simple chocolate ice cream recipe that anyone can make.

This homemade chocolate ice cream recipe isn’t based on a custard, so it is easy to put together. You don’t need to cook the mixture before freezing, unlike some recipes where you need to cook the base then freeze it.

This recipe uses an ice cream maker machine because ice cream makers whip air into the ice cream base, making it lighter. The ice cream base then needs to be frozen. You can do this without a machine by simply pouring the ice cream into a container and putting it into your freezer for many hours until it freezes solid. However, you will end up with something that is much harder and heavier than if you had used an ice cream maker.

If you have concerns about raw eggs, you should purchase eggs that are pasteurized as these eggs are safe to consume raw.

Chocolate ice cream is hard to beat, this creamy sweet treat is well honestly, amazing. This is a simple chocolate ice cream recipe that anyone can make.

Chocolate Ice Cream Variations:

  • If you like, you can add some roasted almonds to make this ice cream even more flavorful.
  • Or, add some fudgy brownie pieces to make chocolate fudge brownie ice cream.
  • I’m sure you can get even more creative – here’s a link to Ben & Jerry’s popular chocolate ice cream variations.
  • This recipe is for a machine, as when you make the base of this ice cream it still needs to be frozen. Ice cream makers whip air into the ice cream making it lighter. You can do this as a no-churn recipe by simply pouring the ice cream into a container and putting it into your freezer for many hours for it to freeze solid.

    Ingredients you will need to make homemade chocolate ice cream

    What you need to make the ice cream:

    • Unsweetened chocolate
    • Milk
    • Eggs
    • Sugar
    • Heavy Cream
    • Vanilla
    • Salt

    Ben and Jerrys chocolate ice cream ingredients

    How to Make Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Ice Cream

    Make the base by heating chocolate and milk until smooth.

    homemade chocolate ice cream base mix in a pan

    Whisk eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.

    Whisk sugar into the eggs.

    Add cream, vanilla, and salt to the egg mixture. Whisk to combine.

    Add chocolate to egg mixture and stir to combine.

    Refrigerate ice cream base for at least 3 hours (overnight is best).

    Transfer ice cream base an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.

    Serve and enjoy!

    four scoops of homemade chocolate ice cream in a white bowl

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    homemade Ben and Jerry's chocolate ice cream in a white bowl

    Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Ice Cream

    You can make rich chocolaty ice cream at home.
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    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Ben & Jerry's Recipes, chocolate ice cream, Ice Cream Recipes
    Servings: 8
    Calories: 308kcal

    Ingredients

    • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
    • 1 cup milk
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 pinch salt

    Instructions

    • In a small saucepan add chocolate and milk. Gradually whisk in the milk and heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from the heat and let cool. Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the sugar into the eggs, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more. Add the cream, vanilla and salt and whisk to blend to the mixing bowl. Pour the chocolate mixture into the cream mixture and blend. Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 1-3 hours, depending on your refrigerator. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer's instructions. VARIATION: Chocolate Almond- Add 1 cup roasted whole almonds (salted or unsalted) after the ice cream stiffens, about 2 minutes before it is done, then continue to freeze until the ice cream is ready.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. Trisha

    My son loves chocolate ice cream with fudge and Reese’s pieces. If I want to add fudge (to create swirls of fudge) and Reese’s pieces chunks to the ice cream what stage of the process would I do this? What temperature should the fudge be? Also hot fudge? Cold fudge? Room temperature fudge? I saw the variation above for the almonds but wasn’t sure what you meant about after it stiffens ( does that mean before it’s frozen but stiff)? Thanks!

  2. Paul

    Raw eggs? Seems risky…. Or, are you thinking the heated milk will cook the eggs enough to kill Salmonella?

  3. Helen

    For those that don’t have an ice cream maker try freezing it first – probably overnight. When you are ready to eat it set it out for a few minutes to soften a bit. Much like you do to dip it easily. Then beat it with your mixer until smooth and creamy. This is how my mother-in-law did it 60-70 years ago. Much better than just straight out of freezer!

  4. Deborah

    5 stars
    this is awesome I added some homemade brownies pieces to this and it was even better than the real Ben and Jerry’s chocolate fudge brownie ice cream you buy in the store

  5. Dana

    Best chocolate recipe!!! This will be my 3rd mixture. It’s easy to double recipe to make 4 quarts. Yummy!!

  6. Valerie Corbett Everette

    “Instructions: Gradually whisk in the milk and heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from the heat and let cool.”…..I think something is missing before this. What do I do with the chocolate?

  7. Herbfell

    ‘Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker”? I thought it already was ice cream at this point, why couldn’t you just put it in a bowl or whatever and freeze it?

    Buying an ice cream maker makes this not very interesting.

    • Anonymous

      To get the ice cream to set up, you need to put it into an ice cream maker, you need to whip air into it. If you don’t I guess you could freeze the sweetened milk mixture but you will end up something that is hard as a rock.

    • Missy C.

      5 stars
      Herbfell. That is the most stupid Response ever. You thought this was ice cream at this point without an ice cream maker. Seriously? LOL ???? .

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