Hot chocolate + homemade ice cream = bliss!
I love ice cream. This easy homemade version has just 3 ingredients. It tastes like a creamy cup of hot chocolate, only it’s cold and you eat it with a spoon. Yum!
The other night I was craving a bowl of ice cream, but didn’t want to brave the snow to go buy some. (Am I the only person who likes ice cream in winter? I hope not!) Jim suggested that I make homemade ice cream and the idea of adding hot cocoa mix to my basic recipe popped into my mind.
We have a counter top ice cream maker, similar to this one – Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker. Actually, we have two, both gifts. I keep the bowls in the freezer for whenever the ice cream mood hits. It takes about 30 minutes to whip up a batch.
Here’s what you’ll need:
I didn’t get an ingredient photo that night, but the ingredients are all very common.
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups half & half
- 8 Tbs. hot cocoa mix
- Whisk all the ingredients together.
- Freeze according to your ice cream maker’s instructions.
- Homemade ice cream is always very soft when it’s first made. If you want it to harden a bit, take it out of the ice cream maker and put it in a bowl in your freezer for several hours or till the next day. This ice cream was still very soft and dippable even after being stored in the freezer.
I used Walmart brand hot cocoa mix to make this. I’d like to try it with a deeper chocolate, higher quality cocoa mix to see if that makes a positive difference. Even with the Walmart brand, it tasted wonderful!
The link to the ice cream maker is an affiliate link. Should you choose to buy, I’ll make enough money to buy myself a small Sonic hot fudge sundae.