French Chocolate Ice Cream

"This makes a very rich and creamy chocolate ice cream. Be sure for best flavor, to use a premium, high quality chocolate. If you do not like the bitter taste of the chocolate, be sure to add extra sugar (you can add up to 1 full cup). The Cook Time reflects freezing. Note: To make Belgian chocolate ice cream, stir in 1/4 cup rum or 1 tsp rum extract and 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts. To make Mandarin Chocolate ice cream, add 1 TBS grated orange rind and 1/2 tsp orange extract or 2 TBS orange liqueur."
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins
1 quart


  • 1 14 cups milk
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped (or 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 12 cup sugar (you may increase up to 1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 14 cups whipping cream
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla


  • Heat milk in medium saucepan.
  • Stir in chocolate, continue stirring until chocolate is melted.
  • In another bowl, combine sugar with flour; stir in a little hot milk/chocolate mixture, add beaten egg to chocolate mixture; then add egg mixture to milk/chocolate.
  • Stir over low heat until thickened, about 3 minutes.
  • Cool in refrigerator at least 1 hour, or until well chilled.
  • Stir in whipping cream and vanilla.
  • Freeze in ice cream machine according to manufacturer's directions.
  • Note: The use of the flour will help to give the ice cream body and smoothness.

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  1. Ralph R.
    This is rich, creamy and smooth. It is the best recipe ever! Try it and I'm sure you will agree. And why? Because YOU made it
  2. Marie Nixon
    Excellent and easy to prepare. Even though there are only 2 ounces of chocolate, the ice cream is very, very chocolaty. I took Bev's suggestion and added an additional 1/4 c. sugar to get a sweeter chocolate ice cream. This ice cream is so good.
  3. mclovett
    si far I have not been impressed with my ice cream maker...up until now that is ! this ice cream is delish ! Tastes as good as hagen only complaint was that there wasn't only made 1 quart when I probably should have doubled for a family of 6....


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