“It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July for our family without this special treat,” writes Alice Hicken of Heber City, Utah. “Even though electric models make it easier, I still prefer to hand-crank ice cream.”
Chances are chocolate's high on your family's list of favorite flavorsso we've included this easy recipe. Combine this ice cream with scoops of Homemade Vanilla, spoonfuls of Delicious Chocolate Sauce (see recipe in Recipe Finder) plus fresh pineapple and ripe bananas to create an old-fashioned split everyone will love!Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Making ice cream goes smoothly when you do prep work in advance. I make the custard ahead and refrigerate it overnight. Plus, I toast the almonds beforehand and separate my add-ins into labeled containers. —Rosalie Peters, Caldwell, Texas
I found this recipe years ago and have been taking it to ice cream socials ever since. But you won't want to wait for a get-together to enjoy it. The cool combination of chocolate, coconut and pecans is delicious anytime.
-Peggy Key, Grant, Alabama
As a child, I helped crank out gallons of homemade ice cream. And thanks to this recipe, I'm carrying on the tradition in my family. We're chocolate fans-so you can imagine the reaction when we spoon up this fudgy summer treat.
“This recipe has been in our family for many years,” writes Juanita Michael of Florence, Alabama. “The thing we like most about it is that it doesn't freeze very hard, and if you have any leftover, which we hardly ever do, you can place it in the freezer and it will stay slightly soft.”
"When the weather gets hot, my family really enjoys this cool combination of chocolate and mint," says Fran Skaff of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. "It doesn't require an ice cream makerall that you need is an ordinary freezer. My ice cream's versatile, too. We've used crushed Heath bars, Oreo cookies and miniature chocolate chips in place of the Andes candies."