How to make Chocolate Ice Cream at Home | Step By Step Recipe

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During a weekday last week, I made this Chocolate Ice cream and kept it for setting, hoping to take the final pictures after coming home from office. Something told me during the day that I may not be able to do that. It was a hectic day and I couldn't call up Athamma to convey this. I hoped against hope that I will have atleast a bowl of that sinful ice cream when I get back home.

Imagine those impish smiles and merry that welcomed me saying they had the yummiest Chocolate Ice cream and it was simply fantastic! Konda even used lot other adjectives even though she only had one bowl of it and wished she could take it for her friends at school.. I knew I was going in for a shock when Athamma looked bleak. I asked her if even a tiny bit was saved for a picture? She nodded no and said the boys skipped their lunch for a wholesome treat of the chocolate ice cream.

I gave them a piece of my mind, telling them that I will not again make it, that I have a big list of other chocolate dishes to be made for them, well of course for the event, but then they won't know that right. I said, this act of their made me not to want to make anything else. They really tired to look sorry. But the feeling of content that comes after eating that sinful chocolate ice cream was beyond their control.

If you thought I must have been smart enough to expect this, and would take a picture ahead. Well that's a different story. Athamma asked if I can't make it again. I was like what, make all that all over again? I told her that I may just post it without the final picture or even put up the final one I have managed to take. Hubby dear was totally against it. He said it wasn't fitting.

So I planned to make it over the weekend but couldn't get the cream. Then I completely forgot and came back home. Finally managed to get it on Sunday and proceeded to make it. Once it got set, I ensured I took a portion of what was required for the final shoot and told Athamma the kids can have a field day when they come back from school.

But the sweetest thing that could happen was being welcomed by Chinnu and Peddu, who rushed in to say I can take how many ever pictures I wanted as they kept Ice Cream for me.

Finally when I got around to taste it, I was reminded of those many Vanilla Ice cream with Chocolate sauce that I used to make during college days. But it was going to be Chocolate Ice cream now!

This is adapted from a Milkmaid booklet that I have had with me for many years. Though I always end up changing the recipe, I always love to flip through that booklet ever so often while making it.

I used a different measurement both the times, I am recording what I did the first time.

Step By Step of Making Ice Cream at Home with Ice Cream Maker!

Boil the milk and simmer till it gets thicker.

Take the cocoa powder

Slowly mix it to get lump less liquid

Add the cocoa paste to the boiling milk along with sugar.

Continue cooking till the sauce thickens.

Cook till the milk is almost reduced to half and the sauce is thick. Normally in most ice creams, they recommend to use evaporated milk. This is exactly what happens.

Using a hand blender, blend it well.

Then goes the condensed milk, blend it together well.

Finally goes the whipped cream.
Pour it into Aluminium vessel for it to freeze fast.

This is after apprx 2 hours, see how the sides are crystallized.  Using the blender, whisk it again and freeze it.
This is after 3 hours ..
After 4+ hours, it would have completed formed.
But for one last time we again take it out to beat it.

See how creamy it turns out.

Chocolate Ice Cream

Ingredients Needed:

Condensed Milk - 3/4 tin of 400 gms
Coco powder - 4 tsp
Milk - 1/2 liter
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Cream - 200 gms

Method to prepare:

Boil the milk and let it simmer till it thickens. In a bowl, take the cocoa powder, slowly add some milk to get a lump less liquid. Then add this cocoa milk to the boiling pan. Add sugar to the milk, check for sweetness.

Continue to cook till the milk is quite thick and on cooling it becomes thick sauce.

In a bowl that you can use a hand blender, take the chocolate sauce, add the condensed milk. At first speed run it for couple of times. Finally add the whipped cream, fold it into the base

Transfer to a aluminum bowl, so that it sets faster. After 1 hour of setting, remove and whip it again using the blender. Continue doing this for 3 -4 times about every 1 hour or so. Finally put it back to set for over 4 -5 hours depending on your freezer.

Once it is set, scoop out the chocolate ice cream and serve topped with chocolate chips.


  • Since this Ice cream is made without the Ice Cream Maker, you will end up getting Ice crystals if enough cream is not used.  This needs to be broken by frequently blending it in intervals.
  • My friend family owned an Ice cream factory where I first tasted the Chocolate Fudge. That's where I learnt that they kept churning ice cream ever often before being setting it finally.
  • Since milk is used, it is normally reduced to thick form before adding to the base, else you will have overrun. Meaning the Ice cream will start melting the moment it is at room temperature.
  • As most things there is a detailed science on how get Creamy Ice Cream done at home without Ice Cream maker. It's definitely not a rocket science. 
Though making Ice Cream at home is a tedious process, it's worth all the trouble seeing the way your kids react after eating it.

For my Kid's Delight ~ Chocolate Feast! Hope you have your Chocolate entries sent to me!

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Soumya January 11, 2011 at 12:09 AM  

wow...thats a yummy and super delicious ice cream...mouth watering here...

Krithi's Kitchen January 11, 2011 at 12:38 AM  

Yummy and beautiful

Ammu's January 11, 2011 at 12:47 AM  

That looks yummy ... :)

Sakshi January 11, 2011 at 4:44 AM  

ICE CREAMmmmmmm...............I scream every time I see one :) Lovely and one of my favourite flavour.

Smitha January 11, 2011 at 5:35 AM  

never made icrecream at home....the method looks interesting!....thanx for sharing!

notyet100 January 11, 2011 at 8:02 AM  

icecream looks delicious,..perfect for kids,..;-)

Nithya January 11, 2011 at 8:36 AM  

Wowwwwwwwww home made chocolate icecream is like a dream :) yummmmmmmm :) looks creamy and nice :)

Divya Kudua January 11, 2011 at 9:00 AM  

Yummo..I could have that all by myself,can't blame the innocent kids,who can resist this kind of a treat!!!

Satya January 11, 2011 at 9:36 AM  

Thanks for the step by step presentation srivalli.. that looks delicious and very tempting..

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project January 11, 2011 at 11:09 AM  

wow.. that looks so creamy.... love it :)

veena krishnakumar January 11, 2011 at 12:10 PM  

wow!!!!!this is sure on my make list for this months marathon:-)

sowmya's creative saga January 11, 2011 at 12:23 PM  

good one..

PriyaVaasu January 11, 2011 at 1:40 PM  

Yummy!!!! No Wonder u licked the spoon!!!!!

Priya Sreeram January 11, 2011 at 9:34 PM  

lovely !

nivedita January 11, 2011 at 11:06 PM  

its too tempting to wait for winter to go... My both the kids are down with fever and cold and cough. I have to wait to make this.
Very useful tips to make icecream at home. Even I always churn the cream at least twice,before it sets.
I missed you all in joining Marathon.
will hope for the next one.
All the best.

Dershana January 12, 2011 at 2:29 AM  

That's a lovely mound of my favourite ice cream flavour you have there!!Going to ask you to make some for me when I visit Chennai next, please please :-)

Umm Mymoonah January 12, 2011 at 3:02 AM  

Looks very rich and creamy.

Priya January 12, 2011 at 12:35 PM  

My all time favourite flavour,feel like grabbing that glass, yummm...

Sin-A-Mon (Monika) January 13, 2011 at 4:32 PM  

ur blog is ODing on chocolate valli my most fav thing in the world and this when i am trying to diet sigh not a good thing :)

Sin-A-Mon (Monika) January 13, 2011 at 4:33 PM  

what a delightful roundup valli

Uj January 14, 2011 at 4:17 PM  

Chocolate ice cream looks delicious.. I would have finished the whole lot if allowed to.. cant blame your kids.. who can resist such delicious treat!

Anonymous March 31, 2011 at 2:12 PM  

Just Yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

gobin pun September 8, 2011 at 2:11 PM  

wow that sound great!! And i like ur teaching method thanks for sharing.

Joash Gamit Gujarat March 27, 2012 at 5:53 PM  

Thanks for this i will make this in this week.

Dr darakhShan April 4, 2012 at 2:19 AM  

Thank u... I vl definitely try out for my fiance

zen d costa April 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM  

Love the chocolate icecream i made in my home it was a delicious fab thanks for sharing the recipie

Anonymous April 29, 2013 at 2:07 AM  

i think it wil b a grt experience makin this n i hope it comes out PERFECT..!!!!

Anonymous August 9, 2014 at 4:18 AM  

Hi do you use thick cream? I tried the receipe twice with amul cream. Tastes delicious but had a overrun. Although reduced the milk to a real thick consistency. Also instead of a hand blender, used a mixer. Planning to add corn flour next time

Srivalli August 9, 2014 at 8:28 AM  

Anon I have used cream available at local shop, then tried Amul as well. My friends say Milky mist cream also peaks well. The trick is to whip in a icy cold bath. Then gently fold it. Freeze in a air tight container. Try again and let me know

Anonymous February 26, 2015 at 4:07 PM  

Can i use sugar instead of milkmaid

Srivalli February 26, 2015 at 4:26 PM  

AnonNo in this recipe we can't replace sugar instead of condensed milk as condensed milk is used for more creaminess.

Anonymous June 13, 2015 at 12:15 PM  

Thnks for sharing

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