Old Fashioned Chocolate Ice Cream

“After making a fantastic vanilla ice cream from Mable Hoffman’s Ice Cream cookbook, I had to try her chocolate one! I did make one mistake; I used unsweetened chocolate instead of semisweet, but I’m happy to report it still came out great.” – April Ferre

Old Fashioned Chocolate Ice Cream

Course: Frozen Desserts


  • 1 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Cups Whole Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate Melted
  • 2/3 Cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla


  • In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in whole milk. Stir over medium heat until mixture begins to simmer.
  • In a small bowl, beat eggs. Stir about 1 cup hot milk mixture into beaten eggs. Stir egg mixture into remaining hot milk mixture. Cook and stir over low heat until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in melted chocolate. Beat with a whisk until mixture is smooth. Stir in evaporated milk, cream and vanilla. Refrigerate until cool or overnight.
  • Pour into ice cream canister and freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions. Makes 2 quarts.

2020 Recipe – April Ferre – From Ice Cream by Mable & Gar Hoffman