Chocolate Kitchenaid Ice Cream Recipe

4.6 / 5 (9 reviews) 46 Comments

Tub of kitchenaid ice cream with spoons in it

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. This recipe will also work for any ice cream maker! 

Homemade chocolate ice cream in the kitchenaid mixer

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)

Ingredients for kitchenaid chocolate ice cream

How to make Ice Cream with a Kitchenaid Mixer

You’re going to LOVE how easy this is! It only takes about 20 minutes to prep your ice cream, and then the rest of the time is just waiting for it to chill. Oh, and once you learn how to make this chocolate ice cream, you can make pretty much any flavor of ice cream you want in your Kitchenaid!

Step 1.

Whisking sugar, coco, eggs, and half and half together in a glass bowl

Start with 6 egg yolks, 2/3 cup of unsweetened sifted cocoa powder and 1 1/3 cups sugar. Add 1 1/3 cups of half and half and whisk together until smooth.

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

Step 2.

Adding heavy whipping cream to chocolate ice cream mixture

Carefully remove your ice cream mixture from the double broiler, add 4 cups of heavy whipping cream and whisk it together. After you have incorporated the heavy whipping cream place your bowl in the refrigerator to chill for about 2-3 hours.

Step 3.

Churning homemade ice cream in kitchenaid mixer

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.

How to make ice cream with a kitchenaid

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. 🙂

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). OR…. you could:

Store Homemade Ice Cream in this Insulated 2.5 Quart Ice Cream Tub!

The tub is nice and slender and fits perfectly in my freezer (and even freezer door!). And I love how easily my ice cream scoop glides thru the ice cream thanks to the nice design of this container!

It even comes in four different colors! You can get it in a 1.5 quart sized container too.

Get this container here!

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Chocolate kitchenaid ice cream

Chocolate Kitchenaid Ice Cream Recipe

4.6 / 5 (9 reviews)
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 3 hours to chill
Yield: 8 cups | Serves: 8

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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 heavy 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, #StayHome, 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.

    • Your recipe is awesome! I added a little extra cocoa, chopped up marshmallows, walnuts, and milk chocolate chips. Then I added them about 2 mins before it was done churning. Delicious!! I’m making small batches and dropping them off on the doorsteps of my friends. They love it! 5 stars❤

      • I love your add-ins!! And what a fun gift to give to friends! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing and for the review! ❤️

  • 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.

  • 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!!!

    • The bowl has to be frozen to chill the ice cream as it churns. This is standard for all ice cream makers, and not just a special requirement for KitchenAid only. No matter which ice cream maker you have, you’ll need to make space in one of those freezers of yours if you want to make it at home.

    • How would this be her problem? She provided a recipe but does not stake claim for manufacturing your machine 🙄

  • you do not list milk in this recipe just half and half why?
    can i use whole milk instead of half and half in this recipe?
    i really like the a2 whole milk and i think it would go really well in
    this recipe. it is real whole milk just from a cow with only the
    a2 protein. please let me know really soon. i want to write down this recipe
    tomorrow.

    • You could definitely try Whole Milk, but half and half is still going to be thicker than whole milk, so your results may vary. If you test it out, be sure to let us know how it went!

  • Heather M. Last Whipple

    In your recipe ingredients you list 4 cups of Heavy cream then under that you list
    1 and 1/3 cups of half and half, so which one of those two do i use for this recipe?
    please let me know soon , i am going to be writing this down and i really need to know please.

    • You’ll use both. In step one you’ll see that you add the half and half right after you mix up the eggs, cocoa, and sugar. The heavy whipping cream comes in after you’ve heated on the double broiler.

  • Heather M. Last Whipple

    How much water do i put in my pot before i put the bowl of cocoa, egg, half and half , and sugar
    over the pot to cook it for 7 minutes? please let me know soon. i also do not see any Vanilla extract or salt
    listed in your ingredients, Why is this??? i am going to at least put in a little bit of Pure vanilla extract and some salt to this because i want to do this the right way,
    i do not want this to be a total disaster.

    • Do you have a double broiler? The amt of water you put in the bottom doesn’t matter as much. You just need enough so it doesn’t evaporate. https://amzn.to/38CWVgY

      As for vanilla and salt, this recipe doesn’t call for it. You are welcome to add some and see how it goes.

  • Heather M. Last Whipple

    i have not heard from you on my inquiry yet.
    i just want to know how much water to put in my pot before i put the egg mixture bowl over it
    and why you do not put vanilla extract in and salt in . i am going to put in at least some vanilla extract
    and salt in. you responded to my inquiry on the 2nd of this month ( January) with no problems, i
    do not understand why you did not respond to my inquiry from 6 days ago.
    i do not mean to offend you in any way. i just want to know a few things, that is all.
    i have never made homemade ice cream before, ever. It would help me greatly for my inquiries
    to be answered. please let me know really soon.

    • Sorry Heather, it looks like your last set of comments hit the spam folder so we weren’t notified. 🙂 Hopefully my answers above helped resolve your questions.

  • i do not have a double boiler, i do not want to go and buy one just for this.
    can’t i just use a regular ceramic non stick saucepan and heat the sugar half and half and egg that way instead in place of a double boiler? and besides i do not have anywhere to put a double boiler in my kitchen at all, we do not have a lot of cupboards for kitchen stuff
    please let me know. also you list both 1 1/3 cup half and half and
    4 cups heavy whipping cream
    which one do i use or are we to use both the half and half and the heavy cream in this recipe?
    please let me know

    • The double broiler helps keep the mixture from burning… as many creams/dairy products can. If you want to use your saucepan, you’ll just want to watch it carefully and stir constantly so it doesn’t burn on the bottom.

      And YES, you need half and half (added in step one above) as well as heavy whipping cream (which is added in step two).

      You’re welcome! Enjoy!

    • Heather…l just go to your nearest grocery store and purchase ice cream. Your complaints are exhausting

      • This made me laugh out loud. For a few minutes! I am looking forward to trying this recipe. The book that comes with the maker does not include a chocolate recipe, so I am happy to try this one. Thanks for posting it.

      • I apologize. But I have never made ice cream before from scratch. And I need a blogger with a whole lot of patience, and a whole lot of Kindness
        To help me. However looks like from this comment of yours that I am replying to that I cannot find that from you here on your blog. I am sorry for complaining I just wanted an easy way of learning how to make ice cream with my kitchen aid artisan stand mixer’s ice cream attachment
        Have a good day.

        • Heather, that comment was made by another reader, not by me, the blogger. I hope my above answers to your questions helped you successfully make this ice cream. I am here to provide help and answers, not to be critical of questions. I can see that since her name is Kathy (mine is Cathy), that you would think that I am the one who posted that comment. I edited hers to include an initial to help differentiate. Regardless, were you able to make the ice cream OK?

  • What is the container you are using ? It looks like a casserole dish or some ceramic dish?

  • What dish did you put your ice cream in?

  • We LOVE this recipe! Is there a way to make it vanilla? Im worried since i wouldnt be using cocoa powder the recipe will be off and i cant find a good basic vanilla recipe.

  • @Lori – it was actually a very old bread pan lined with foil 🙂 BUT I have recently purchased this 2.5 quart insulated ice cream tub you might be interested in? https://amzn.to/3gpj5rY

  • So have you ever had your kitchenaid ice cream attachment produce an ice cream that is icy with chunks of “butter” all throughout? I set mine on low and I whipped for about 25 minutes. How did it over churn my cream I wonder?

    • Oh that’s interesting! I’ve never had that happen… the only thing I can think of is that something happened during the cooking stage, when the cream was incorporated?

  • Kathy. I am sorry to complain. However I need a blogger with a lot of patience and a whole lot of Kindness to help me . However with your unkind comment you made to me of Heather…l just go to your nearest grocery store and purchase ice cream. Your complaints are exhausting. That Is really unkind and not what I or anyone else would expect from a blogger that possibly is wanting to help us be healthy, wealthy and wise like your mission statement in the section below the comments section states. A blogger needs to have a whole lot of patience and Kindness in putting that mission into practice every day and honestly and genuinely wanting to help people. But what I take from the last said comment you posted to me I am not finding that Type of blogger in you Kathy Yoder. I will look for another blogger that Honestly and genuinely fits that type of blogger

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