Milk Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

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I've relied on this dessert for more than 30 years. It's a delicious ice cream for chocolate lovers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 3 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 jars (11-3/4 ounces each) hot fudge ice cream topping

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 333 calories, 26g fat (15g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 107mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, heat half-and-half to 175°; stir in the sugar and salt until dissolved. Whisk a small amount of hot cream into eggs. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches at least 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon.
  2. Remove from the heat. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Stir in whipping cream and vanilla. Transfer to a bowl. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  3. Remove lids from jars of fudge topping. Microwave on high for 30-45 seconds or until warmed; whisk into cream mixture.
  4. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze; stir before transferring to ice cream cylinder. Transfer ice cream to a freezer container; freeze for 2-4 hours before serving. Yield: about 2 quarts.
Originally published as Milk Chocolate Ice Cream in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p54

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cyounce User ID: 2118537 63766
Reviewed May. 27, 2014

"We like to experiment with different flavors & recipes for our ice cream freezer. This is the best chocolate ice cream recipe we have tried so far. Everyone raved about it. We doubled the recipe and also doubled the freezing time."

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Reviewed Feb. 24, 2013

"Made this yesterday, I didn't cool it in the frig., but I cooled it, just took a little longer in the ice cream freezer. Ate some today , it's very good, and I will definitely make it again."

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