Double Chocolate No Machine Ice Cream


Double Chocolate No Machine Ice CreamDouble Chocolate No Machine Ice Cream is just the finish for a summer meal.  It is a quick to make, beyond simple recipe that yields a very creamy, chocolate ice cream that requires no ice cream machine to make and soooooooo delicious.

Condensed milk is the base for this ice cream and truth to tell, I could it it all by itself.  Add melted chocolate and whipped cream, freeze a bit and there you have it, chocolate ice cream. No custard mix to cook, no machine to churn.   One of my father’s favorite desserts was chocolate ice cream with Kahlua poured over it.  This Double Chocolate Ice Cream would have pleased him.  It would be great with a bit of rum, orange liqueur, chambord poured over it – you get the idea.  For the little ones, finish with marshmallow creme thinned out with a bit of water and chocolate or hot fudge sauce.

Although I used mini chocolate chips, any add in can be used such as salted caramel sauce, or candy pieces can be added.   If you’re a purist, omit everything and enjoy a great chocolate ice cream.

The one thing to be aware of is that is freezes rock hard. So when it comes time to serve, let it sit at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes to make it more scoopable. The fact this requires no ice cream machine makes this accessible to everyone.

Make sure to use sweetened condensed milk in this Double Chocolate No Machine Ice Cream and not evaporated milk as they are two completely different products. The heavy cream is often sold as 40% cream.

One of my readers noted that the original recipe for this came from Cook’s Country Magazine.  This blog originally appeared in my first blog, The Ardent Cook,which no longer exists.  In that blog I mentioned this, I don’t know why I was remiss this time.  Of course, as usual, I dinked a little with this recipe.

Double Chocolate No Machine Ice CreamIngredients for the Double Chocolate No Machine Ice Cream1/2 teaspoon instant coffee
1 tablespoon water
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped fine
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups heavy cream, cold
4 ounces mini chocolate chips

Dissolve the coffee in the water in a microwavable bowl. When it has dissolved completely, add the 4 ounces of semisweet chocolate, condensed milk and vanilla. Ingredients in a bowl for the Double Chocolate No Machine Ice CreamMicrowave at half power for about 30 to 40 seconds, stirring to melt chocolate at the end of the time. If chocolate is not melted, microwave at half power in 10 second bursts until it is smooth. Cool completely.

Beat the cream to soft peaks. Do not overbeat. Fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture. Cream and chocolate for the Double Chocolate No Machine Ice CreamFold in the mini chips and pour into a freezer container. Freeze until firm, about 6 hours or overnight.Folding cream into chocolate for the Double Chocolate No Machine Ice Cream

Yield: 1 quart

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5 thoughts on “Double Chocolate No Machine Ice Cream

  1. Tim Malm

    Triple Chocolate No Machine Ice Cream anyone?
    The chips are out and there’s sweetened condensed milk left.
    I’m asking myself, do I double the recipe, or make hot fudge?
    Thanks Helen!

  2. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    This sounds wonderful and I’ve been making no-churn ice cream for a while. This recipe will be a great addition to my repertoire.I have a looooong story for no-churn. The Cliff Note version is Hubby has a weakness for Ice cream ( I do too) and he refused to let me purchase an ice cream maker. Heh! heh! heh! I solved that problem with no-churn. We make it and hurry and give it to our kids and grandkids. This recipe will be a hit!!

  3. Kath

    I understand making a smaller amount for fewer people! My tweaks (1/4 cup short on whipping cream and 1/4 cup long on the condensed milk) for some reason makes this so it does not freeze rock-hard. I just cover the surface with plastic wrap before freezing (and after each serving) which keeps it good long enough for us to eat. It is so good, I am glad you posted it for others to see.

  4. Kath

    This is originally a Cook’s Country recipe and it is wonderful. I am not a fan of recipes that leave me with leftover dabs of ingredients so I triple this recipe. I use 3 Tbsp. of regular brewed coffee, 12 oz of chocolate, 1 can of condensed milk, 1.5 tsp vanilla, a large pinch of salt and 1 quart of whipping cream. Follow directions and add mini marshmallows and chopped almonds for Rocky Road ice cream. I freeze in one of the 2.5 gallon round containers that commercial ice cream comes in and enjoy.

    1. hfletcher Post author

      Hi Kath – My original recipe did credit Cook’s Country and I don’t know why I left it out of this one. If you are using a 14 ounce can of condensed milk, your recipe is short on the milk by tripling. Doubling would be more accurate. Having said that, it works for you and that is what is important. Your recipe sounds great if there are more than two. I’m afraid my husband and I would not survive this amount.

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