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Classic Chocolate Ice Cream (No Churn)

Enjoy homemade no-churn chocolate ice cream with this easy recipe. Perfect for chocolate lovers, this rich and creamy dessert requires just a few ingredients and no fancy equipment!

chocolate ice cream

Have you ever had really good chocolate ice cream? Because I have. And it’s not just a dessert; it’s a lifestyle choice. A delicious, creamy, can’t-get-enough-of-it lifestyle choice.

Today, I’m going to share with you a little slice of that sweet life with my no-churn chocolate ice cream recipe.

You might be asking, “Why no churn?” Well because sometimes, simplicity is the secret ingredient. And let’s be honest, who has the time or the patience for churning? Not me, and I bet, not you either.

This summer dessert is a dreamy mixture of heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, a dash of vanilla extract, cocoa powder, and, for that extra wow factor, some chopped chocolate pieces.

That’s right, we’re doubling down on the chocolate – because in the world of desserts, more is always more.

chocolate ice cream recipe

The hardest part? Waiting for it to freeze. Four hours might seem like an eternity, especially when you know there’s homemade chocolate ice cream at the end of it.

But patience, my friends, is a virtue – especially when it’s rewarded with creamy, chocolatey goodness.

Are you ready to become a no-churn wizard? To delight in the richness of chocolate upon chocolate? Grab your ingredients, and let’s make some magic happen.

Say hello to your new go-to treat, the crowd-pleaser of the summer, and perhaps, your most beloved kitchen creation. Let’s churn up some excitement – metaphorically speaking, of course. Let’s get freezing!

homemade chocolate ice cream

Making No Churn Ice Cream

You’re going to make this treat in a few simple steps. Scroll to the bottom for the recipe, or get a few frequently asked questions before that. Enjoy!

What does no churn ice cream mean?

No churn means that you’re not going to use an ice cream maker. An ice cream maker keeps the ingredients turning over so that while your dessert is chilling, no ice crystals form (and it remains soft).

With no churn you’ll still be stirring the ingredients with a mixer, but there is no churning process required. I love it because – easy.

Is no churn ice cream real ice cream?

Yes, because no churn uses heavy cream (along with other ingredients). Ice cream is basically sugar and frozen cream, so no churn qualifies, at least in my book.

*Make sure to use good quality ingredients this recipe. I recommend high quality, fresh dairy products and pure (not imitation) extracts for the best results.

chocolate chocolate chip ice cream

Have fun and enjoy the process of creating delicious frozen treats! Here’s what you’re going to need for this chocolate ice cream.


  • 1 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (1 can)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3.5 ounce chocolate bar, finely chopped


  • Metal mixing bowl (or large bowl that will stay cold)
  • Hand or stand mixer
  • Spoon
  • Loaf pan – used for this recipe is 8.8″ x 4.8″ and 2.8″ tall

Tips and Thoughts for This Recipe

Make sure your bowl and mixer attachments are cold before starting this recipe.

If you plan to make a lot of ice cream, invest in some reusable containers. They make freezing easy.

chocolate chocolate chip ice cream

Your ice cream will have the best flavor if enjoyed as soon as it’s ready, but it can last for several weeks or months if you store it properly.

Pressing plastic wrap against the surface helps prevent freezer burn (in addition to putting a lid on the top).

easy chocolate ice cream recipe

Get the printable recipe for this treat below:

Yield: 6 servings

Chocolate Ice Cream

homemade chocolate ice cream

Enjoy your own homemade chocolate ice cream and become everyone's favorite dessert chef. This is a perfect summer treat!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Freeze Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (1 can)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3.5 ounce chocolate bar, finely chopped


  1. Pour the heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and cocoa powder to your bowl and mix with your hand mixer, or stand mixer, until firm peaks form, about 3-5 minutes.Heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and cocoa powder in a bowl
  2. Add in half of the chopped chocolate bar and gently stir. Save the rest of the chopped chocolate for serving.half of the chopped chocolate bar added to the mixture
  3. Pour the mixture into your loaf pan and smooth out.Chocolate ice cream mixture smoothed into a loaf pan
  4. Set in the freezer and allow to freeze for a minimum of 4 hours.Chocolate ice cream frozen in a loaf pan
  5. Allow to thaw slightly before serving and topping with more chopped chocolate or chocolate sprinkles.chocolate chocolate chip ice cream with sprinkles on top

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 631Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 1gSugar: 59gProtein: 11g

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Did you enjoy this dessert? Let me know in the comments! Also check out these other delicious ice cream recipes:

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