Rich Dark Chocolate Ice Cream (no eggs)
Recipe type: Ice Cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together two tablespoons of the milk mixture with the cornstarch and set aside.
  2. Have the chocolate (you can use disks or chopped. I used dark chocolate disks from Whole Foods
  3. Fill a large bowl with ice and set a smaller bowl on top with a plastic bag open and ready to go
  4. In the sauce pan, combine all of the ingredients, excluding the salt, before turning on the heat. (The recipe says to wait until the milk mixture is boiling before adding the cocoa, but that made a big mess when I did it and the cocoa didn't mix properly. I had to use a, immersion blender and strainer to get most of the chunks out, so I think adding it before is probably the better choice.)
  5. Once everything is in place, NOW you can start cooking your ice cream!
  6. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil over medium high heat. Once it has reached that point, reduce the heat so the milk mixture doesn't boil over and make a huge mess. (*hint* if you put a wooden spoon on top of the pot, it prevents the mixture from boiling over. It can only work so well, though, so I ended up adding two wooden spoons towards the end.)
  7. Boil the mixture for 4 minutes.
  8. Remove from the heat and pour in the cornstarch mixture.
  9. Bring the pot back to a boil, stirring constantly, for about a minute or until it has thickened slightly.
  10. Remove from the heat and pour about a half a cup or so over the chocolate disks. When the chocolate is melted, pour it back into the milk mixture and whisk to combine.
  11. Pour the ice cream into the plastic bag set over the ice bath. At this point the ice should have melted a big, but if not, you might want to add a touch of water.
  12. Chill over the ice bath until completely cool. The plastic bag can be completely submerged into the ice bath like the book suggests, however I think its easier and cleaner to place a second bowl on top to prevent water accidentally getting into the bag and ruining the consistency of the ice cream.
  13. Refrigerate for at least an hour or preferably over night before freezing.
Recipe by A Sue Chef at