Decadent Chocolate Ice Cream

Smooth and delicious, this custard-style chocolate ice cream is made with tempered egg yolks for a wonderful richness. You’ll never want to go back to store-bought after one bite of this!

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 4 hours 20 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 8


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 3 oz. chopped dark chocolate
  • ½ cups heavy cream
  • 1 package (4 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract


  • Combine the milk, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir to combine. Do not allow to boil; simmer until sugar and cocoa are dissolved.
  • Beat the egg yolks in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Drizzle half of the cocoa mixture into the eggs to temper, whisking constantly. Return mixture to saucepan, and heat until thickened.
  • Remove from heat. Add in chopped chocolate and cream. Stir until chocolate is melted. Chill in refrigerator, stirring occasionally, until completely cooled.
  • Stir in the softened cream cheese and vanilla until well combined. Add to ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions for freezing.