Save on Pinterest

Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing


about 2 quarts

I've relied on this dessert for more than 30 years. It's a delicious ice cream for chocolate lovers.


  • 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


  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.

Recommended Video