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Very close up of scoop of no churn chocolate ice cream in pan.

No churn chocolate ice cream

Author: Sarah Brooks
This no churn chocolate ice cream is rich, decadent and scoops straight from the freezer. No ice cream machine needed!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Freezing time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 serves (⅔ cup each), approx.
Calories 274 kcal


  • Electric hand beaters or stand mixer


  • (150gms) semi sweet chocolate
  • 1 can (14oz or 395 gms) sweetened condense milk
  • 2 cups (500mls) thickened cream *or whipping cream or heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon (6gms) cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Chop up chocolate into small pieces and put into a microwave proof bowl.
  • Melt chocolate by microwaving in short thirty second to one minute bursts until chocolate is melted.
  • Add sweetened condensed milk and mix in well.
  • Sift coco powder and add to chocolate mix. Mix in well.
  • Add salt and alcohol if using and mix in well.
  • In a seperate bowl whip cream until firm peaks form.
  • Add chocolate mix and carefully fold into whipped cream until all mixed in, taking care not to knock out all the air.
  • Pour into loaf pan or storage container.
  • Freeze for at least four hours or until firm.
  • To serve remove from the freezer, scoop and enjoy!


I use semi sweet chocolate in this recipe, with coco solids of 45%.  
You can use darker or milk chocolate if you prefer.  Darker chocolate will make the ice cream more bitter.  Milk chocolate will make the ice cream sweeter and you can't take out any sugar to make up for this because all the sugar is in the sweetened condense milk.  
Optional: ½ shot (15mls) vodka or similar 40% neutral alcohol.  This makes this ice cream scoop straight from the freezer.  You can make the ice cream without it, but it will freeze firmer and you may need to soften it up a bit first to make it scoopable.  


Calories: 274kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 3gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 28mgPotassium: 113mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1160IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 0.4mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online database. The nutritional content of ingredients may vary by brand. If you require accurate nutritional information, you should calculate this based on the specific brands and products you are using.

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