Two waffle cone bowls with scoops of chocolate ice cream with chocolate shavings on top.

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

Beat the heat with homemade Chocolate Ice Cream! There is no denying that ice cream made with delicious local milk and whipping cream is a classic treat for a hot summer day. Even better, this ice cream recipe can easily be made as lactose-free so everyone can enjoy this summertime favourite!

A variety of ingredients for making homemade chocolate ice cream

Ingredients

Tip

Substitute regular milk and cream for the lactose free.

Method

Wet ingredients being poured into a glass bowl with dry ingredients for making chocolate ice cream.


Step 1

In a large bowl, add sugar, cocoa powder, and maple syrup.

Milk being poured into glass bowl of ingredients for chocolate ice cream.


Step 2

In a glass measuring cup or microwave safe bowl, heat milk until steaming, in 30 second intervals. Then pour over sugar mixture and whisk until sugar has dissolved. Whisk in whipping cream and vanilla. Place bowl in refrigerator for about 2 hours until very cold.
 

Homemade chocolate ice cream mixture being poured into blue freezer safe pan.


Step 3

Whisk mixture and pour into a shallow 8-inch (20 cm) metal baking pan or loaf pan and freeze for at least 8 hours or until completely frozen.

Alternatively, pour into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions to freeze ice cream.

Homemade chocolate ice cream frozen in blue pan with ice cream scoop in it.


Step 4

Scoop as is or transfer chunks of ice cream into food processor and pulse until smooth and serve.

Tips

If you’re cocoa powder is lumpy be sure to put it through a fine mesh sieve to re- move lumps.
 
A darker cocoa powder will offer up a deep chocolate colour and flavour.

Old School Ice Cream 

For a fun idea with the kids, place milk mixture into a sealable bag or container and place in a larger container with ice and salt. Shake it around or pass it around so the kids can make the ice cream happen before their eyes! Very important to use well sealed containers so nothing is lost.

 

Make the ice cream flavour your own

Stir in your favourite additions like mini chocolate chips, crushed pretzels, chopped nuts or toffee bits into your ice cream before it freezes fully. You can also just sprinkle your ice cream with any of your favourite toppings like fresh local fruit or sauces!

Nutritional Information

One Serving 1/4th Recipe

Calories 410
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrates 46 g
Fat 23 g
Saturated Fat 15 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 50 mg
Fibre 2 g
Sugars 27 g

Top 5 Nutrients: Manganese ≥27%DV, Riboflavin ≥25%DV, Vitamin A ≥20%DV, Calcium 16%DV, Vitamin D ≥15%DV.

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