Chocolate Kitchenaid Ice Cream Recipe

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Kitchenaid ice cream recipe

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream in the KitchenAid

If you’ve never used the Kitchenaid Ice Cream Maker attachment before, it can be a bit daunting! It’s actually pretty easy to make ice cream in a Kitchenaid once you get the hang of it though.

I’m going to be walking you through how I make some delicious chocolate ice cream in my Kitchenaid mixer to show you just how simple it is.

Ingredients for kitchenaid chocolate ice cream recipe

Kitchenaid Chocolate Ice Cream Ingredients

There are only 5 simple ingredients required for this Kitchenaid ice cream recipe:

  • Sugar
  • Cocoa
  • Egg yolks
  • Heavy cream
  • Half and half

(Find the exact measurements below, along with a printable version of this recipe)

How to make Ice Cream with a Kitchenaid Mixer

Kitchenaid ice cream recipe dry ingredients

Step 1.

Start with 6 egg yolks, 2/3 cup of unsweetened sifted cocoa powder and 1 1/3 cups sugar. Then add 1 1/3 cups of half and half…

Kitchenaid chocolate ice cream mixture

Step 2.

Whisk together until smooth…

Smoothing out the kitchenaid ice cream

Step 3.

Then transfer to a double broiler and cook over med heat for about 5-7 minutes stirring constantly until it looks like this and coats the back of a wooden spoon nicely……

Wooden spoon in ice cream mixture to show thick consistency

Ice cream mixture with heavy cream forming a heart on top

Step 4.

Carefully remove from double broiler, add 4 cups of heavy cream and whisk it together…

Heavy cream before whisking

Ice cream mixture after whisking in heavy cream

Step 5.

After you have incorporated the whipping cream place your bowl in the refrigerator to chill for about 2-3 hours…

Allowing kitchenaid ice cream to chill

Kitchenaid ice cream maker attachment

Step 5.

Next place your chilled ice cream mixture into your ice cream freezer (or if you’re like me… your KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment).

You’ll want to churn the ice cream for about 20 minutes or so until it’s firm.

Churning the ice cream with the Kitchenaid ice cream maker attachment

Ice cream in Kitchenaid mixer

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Woohoo! That’s all there is to this simple Kitchenaid ice cream recipe. Now you can feel confident making your own batch. 🙂

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Homemade ice cream in little plastic containers

Storing Your Homemade Ice Cream

Once you’ve finished making your chocolatey goodness, you can eat it right away for a soft serve style, or you can put it into a container and freeze it for later.

I like to put my ice cream into small reusable plastic containers for easy single servings (when the kids go to bed… I like to sneak a bowl):

Single serve homemade ice cream containers

Homemade ice cream in the freezer

homemade chocolate ice cream in the kitchenaid

Chocolate Kitchenaid Ice Cream Recipe

5 / 5 (5 reviews)
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 3 hours to chill
Yield: 8 cups | Serves: 8


  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 6 egg yolks, beaten
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/3 cup half and half


  1. Whisk the sugar, cocoa, eggs, and half and half together until smooth
  2. Then transfer to a double broiler and cook over med heat for about 5-7 minutes stirring constantly
  3. Incorporate the whipping cream
  4. Place your bowl in the refrigerator to chill for about 2-3 hours
  5. Place your chilled ice cream mixture into your ice cream freezer (or if you're like me... your KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment)
  6. Churn for about 20 minutes or so or until firm
  7. You can choose to eat your ice cream right away soft serve style or place the ice cream into reusable containers and freeze for later
Ingredients: Chocolate, Cocoa Powder, Egg, Half and Half, Heavy Cream, Sugar
Meal Type: Desserts, 4th of July, Summer
Categories: Cookies and Treats, Frozen Treats

Comments & Reviews

  • I have read this recipe three times and am still trying to figure out how it uses up milk?? I don’t see any in the recipe at all! Maybe because this ice cream would go great with a tall cold glass of it? 🙂 But it does look super delicious and easy, milk or no milk.

    • OH MY WORD… I am Sooooo lame 🙂 This recipe has NO MILK… hahaha… what was I thinking? Seriously… I am cracking up so hard right now I have tears in my eyes… I must of been thinking about my Vanilla Ice Cream recipe… oh well… sorry about that 🙂

      • Hahaha, I am laughing with you! I totally thought I was going nuts. But nah, turns out it’s you, not me. 😉 Thanks for the fun posts you do, keep it up!!

  • So, how does the milk factor into the ice cream recipe? Can you substitute milk for half-and-half?

    Also, is it safe to eat raw egg if it’s been frozen like this? I’ve always thought you shouldn’t eat raw egg (such as in raw cookie dough) because of the bacteria. It’s killed during cooking — does freezing raw egg also kill bacteria?

    • When you warm the mixture in the double boiler or in the pot on the stove, you are slowly cooking it with the heat instead of cooking it quickly. You’re not freezing raw egg, you’re freezing a mixture that contains eggs that have been cooked completely. If you were to just heat it up quickly, you’d have scrambled egg ice cream 🙁

      Also, the OP said this:
      “OH MY WORD… I am Sooooo lame 🙂 This recipe has NO MILK… hahaha… what was I thinking? Seriously… I am cracking up so hard right now I have tears in my eyes… I must of been thinking about my Vanilla Ice Cream recipe… oh well… sorry about that :)”

  • Mmm… That looks so good, and even better for me that it’s not full of milk. We don’t get along very well but I still loooove icecream! Being able to make my own would solve a big problem between me and icecream here lately, one of the ingredients I found out it contains. It has ruined icecream for me. Wish I had never found out. I’ll spare the rest of you the agony. Anyone know how much a decent “make your own” setup costs? Or better yet … how to get it at a steal?

  • Awesome. I love making vanilla ice cream in my attachment, but I wasn’t sure how to do this. I will leave the eggs out though as we don’t eat eggs. Normally recipes still turn out pretty good minus the eggs, so we will see.

  • This is going to be a silly question but is half and half also whipping cream? I am getting a attachment for my kitchenaid which is the ice cream attachment and I want to buy my ingredients today so I have for tomorrow when I open it…. lol…. Thanks….. 🙂

    • Nope, they are not the same… Half and Half is 1/2 milk, and 1/2 cream. It’s usually in a purple carton back with the milk products.

      And PS – I’m totally jealous! 😀

  • The recipe that you print at the bottom does not include the double boiler step and we missed that completely! 🙁 Threw out the whole batch

    • Oh no! I just double checked and the double broiler step got deleted from the printable but I just added it back. We apologize! Please do try this recipe again, it is the greatest!

  • Omg! I got my ice cream attachment for my Kitchenaid for Christmas. I just made this recipe and I’m in love! My daughter says it tastes just like “Belgian Chocolate” by Talenti! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  • I made this for New Years Day 2018. I cannot believe how WONDERFUL it is! Will make it over and over again !

  • Katherine Tompkins Shutte

    This looks yummy! 1 question, is the nutritional information for the whole batch?

  • What speed do you use for the ice cream kitchen aid attachment when you churn it for 20 min?

  • I just got my kitchenaid mixer ice cream maker attachment for Christmas & my husband has been bugging me to make some ice cream! So glad I found this recipe it was amazing!! I can’t wait to make it again & this time add chocolate chips like they requested!! Thank you so much!! Now I’m going to try to find a vanilla bean ice cream recipe. Do you have one that has vanilla bean in it? I loved this recipe I would love to see if your vanilla bean recipe, if you have one, is any good too!! Thanks for this recipe & in advance for your answer!!

  • I have a kitchen aid ice cream attachment. This recipe made too much for the machine! It almost locked it up! I had to take half out of the machine!

  • Is there a substitute for heavy cream?

  • Made this chocolate ice cream with my kitchen aid attachment tonight. By accident I used Special Dark Cocoa instead of regular Cocoa. Best mistake I ever made! It is by far one of the richest chocolately chocolate ice cream I have ever had. I will make this mistake again and again!

  • Tina, there is a difference between the “Double Broiler” in recipe n “Double Boiler” often used over another pan of liquid for indirect heat. I might try recipe but the deciding factor is: Do i still have to put Kitchenade ice cream attachment bowl in the freezer for 15 hours??? I was so excited to get it n was ready to make delicious ice cream throughout the summer. After reading directions it says bowl must be in freezer for 15 hours!!!! I dont have room in my chest freezer (Rastelli meat, Corkeys, etc take up room!!) n no room in refrigerator freezer so now its nearing winter n i still havent been able to make even one small dish of ice cream. Kitchenade fail!!!

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