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Triple Chocolate Ice Cream

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  • Author: Erin
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


This is a heavenly dessert that features three sources of rich chocolate flavor. With a base of creamy chocolate ice cream, crunchy chocolate chips, and a ribbon of hot fudge, this indulgent treat is a chocolate lover's dream come true.


  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup hot fudge, room temperature, plus more if desired


  1. Place the bowl of your ice cream maker in the freezer at least 24 hours in advance of churning ice cream.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks with sugar. Add heavy cream, whole milk, and cocoa powder to a medium saucepan and set over medium-low heat. As it warms, whisk to combine.
  3. When milk mixture begins to steam - not boil - temper the egg and sugar mixture by slowly adding 1/2 cup of the hot milk mixture to the egg and sugar mixture while whisking constantly.
  4. Add tempered mixture to saucepan, stir to combine, increase heat to medium, and attach a candy thermometer to the pan.
  5. Heat mixture, stirring occasionally, until it reaches about 165F. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract. Stir.
  6. Use a fine mesh strainer to strain custard into a clean bowl. Let cool on counter for 15 minutes, and then cover with plastic wrap. Let the plastic wrap touch the surface of the custard. Chill in refrigerator for 12-24 hours.
  7. Churn custard in ice cream maker for the recommended time (usually 15-20 minutes) as the custard starts churning, sprinkle in the chocolate chips a little at a time.
  8. Layer 1/3 of soft ice cream into a 1.5 quart ice cream container. Top with a layer of hot fudge, then add half of the remaining ice cream. Layer on more hot fudge, top with remaining ice cream, close container, and freeze for 4+ hours.


Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker - I've used this ice cream maker for years. It's so basic and easy to use!

Candy Thermometer - time your custard perfectly.

Fine Mesh Strainer - no lumps in your ice cream!

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Frozen
  • Method: Ice Cream
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