Dark and Delicious Chocolate Ice Cream

Dark and Delicious Chocolate Ice Cream Author: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Edward Pond Source: Canadian Living Magazine: September 2012

Cocoa powder and melted dark chocolate combine in this smooth, creamy ice cream for a rich, decadent chocolate taste. This is great on its own or to use as a base for our other creative ice creams. Just add the other flavourings before the final freezing of four hours.

  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cup whipping cream (35%)
  • 2 oz good-quality dark chocolate (70%) chopped
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


In small bowl, stir together 1/4 cup of the milk and cornstarch until dissolved; set aside.

In small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup of the whipping cream and chocolate over low heat, stirring occasionally, just until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Meanwhile, in heavy-bottomed saucepan, whisk together remaining milk and cream, sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, stirring often; reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. Stir in cornstarch mixture; cook, stirring, until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.

Stir in melted chocolate mixture until smooth. Pour into 9-inch (2.5 L) square metal cake pan; place plastic wrap directly on surface. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1-1/2 hours. (Make-ahead: Transfer to airtight container; place plastic wrap directly on surface and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Transfer to freezer container and freeze until firm but not solid, 2 to 3 hours. Scrape into food processor; purée until smooth. Pour into freezer container. Add other flavourings if desired; freeze until firm, about 4 hours. (Or freeze in ice cream machine according to manufacturer's instructions, adding other flavourings just before ice cream is firm.)

Nutritional facts Per 1/2 cup: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 44 mg
  • Sugars 24 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 309.0
  • Total fat 21 g
  • Potassium 314 mg
  • Cholesterol 62 mg
  • Saturated fat 13 g
  • Total carbohydrate 30 g


  • Iron 12.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 10.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 17.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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Dark and Delicious Chocolate Ice Cream