Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

When you think of chocolate chip ice cream, do you think of a basic vanilla ice cream with a few plain chocolate chips throughout?  That’s what you usually get when you buy it at the grocery.  Well, this is different.  The chips aren’t regular chocolate chips and the ice cream is rich and chocolatey.

Anyone out there love super creamy, rich, chocolatey ice cream?  You know you do, so you need to make this one!  This recipe comes from my personal cooking mentor and sister, Jan.  She has always loved ice cream and developed this chocolate chip version years ago. I’d guess it has been her favorite go-to ice cream recipe for as long as I can remember!

The instructions about the chocolate/butter paste seemed a little odd to me, but I now understand why it is done the way it is.  If you add the chocolate with too little milk, it blends and will not look like chocolate chips.  If you add it at the end, the milk mixture will be so cold that it will clump and not be in small enough pieces.  Is that clear as mud?  Well trust me.  Follow the directions and add the chocolate into some milk and then add the rest of the milk mixture afterwards.

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  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 cups whole milk
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


In small bowl, melt butter.

Add just enough cocoa to make a paste.  Set aside.

In large bowl, beat eggs well.

Add sugar.

Add 2-3 cups of the milk to the egg/sugar mixture

Beat in the chocolate.

Add the rest of milk and all other ingredients.

If you want it to be more chocolatey, add extra cocoa to the mixture.

Use ice cream freezer according to manufacturer’s directions.