Old Fashioned Cocoa Ice Cream Recipe

fresh chocolate ice creamIngredients

  • 1/4 cup powdered unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 water
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 cups half and half (or 2 cups cream and 2 cups whole milk)
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Whisk the cocoa, sugar, water, and salt together in a 2-quart saucepan. Heat over medium heat until boiling, then simmer for 2 minutes. Whisk in the half and half, and heat just until bubbles appear around the edges. In a separate bowl, pour a cup of the cream mixture into the egg yolks and whisk until tempered, then add to the pan. Cook, stirring constantly, over low-medium heat until it reaches a temperature of 170 degrees F.

Chill overnight and then process with your KitchenAid stand mixer ice cream maker accessory. For even more of that hot chocolate gone icy flavor, try adding in some mini marshmallows or drizzling marshmallow fluff into the mix a few minutes before it’s finished processing.

From The Kitchn