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Chocolate Ice Cream

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Serves 12
Serves 12
A little effort

About our Chocolate Ice Cream recipe:

There's nothing like a couple of scoops of chocolate ice cream on a warm summer's day - and this delicious ice cream pairs perfectly with slices of fresh fruit, chocolate cake, in a cone, or even just on its own.

This indulgent chocolate ice cream is smooth, rich and deliciously creamy - a chocoholic's dream. 

6 ingredients5 steps
  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian


  1. Step 1

    Melt the chocolate and cream together in a saucepan over a low heat, and sieve in the cocoa powder. Whisk together gently and stir continuously ensuring that the mix does not boil, until the chocolate has completely melted. Remove from the heat.

  2. Step 2

    In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy, then gradually pour the hot cream and chocolate mixture over the top. Beat them together, being careful not to 'knock' the air bubbles out of the egg yolk and sugar mix. 

  3. Step 3

    Pour the mix back in to the saucepan, and warm it over a low heat. Stir continuously for 5 minutes; you will notice that the ice cream mix will thicken and coat the back of a metal spoon. Be careful not to boil.

  4. Step 4

    Set aside to cool.

  5. Step 5

    Once the mixture has fully cooled, spoon into an airtight container, old ice cream tub or loaf tin and freeze. Chill for 5-6 hours until serving to make sure it's set all the way through. Your chocolate ice cream should keep for up to 1 month in the freezer. 


    • 600mlDouble cream 
    • 75gDark chocolate (chopped) 
    • 30gCocoa powder 
    • 4Egg yolk(s) (free range) 
    • 115gBillington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar 
    • 2 tspChocolate extract 

Nutritional information per 63g serving

  • Energy 323cal
  • Fat 28g
  • of which Saturates 17g
  • Carbohydrates 14g
  • of which Sugars 14g
  • Protein 2.7g
  • Salt 0.04g

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