No-Machine Chocolate Ice Cream

Along with vanilla, chocolate is the top pick classic ice cream flavor all over the world. You ask children what they would like to have, and you will surely hear “Chocolate!” in unison. That’s not surprising, though, because chocolate is really good. No wonder why hundreds of brands have flooded the grocery stores and supermarkets. If you visit ice cream shops, you would find chocolate on top of their menu. It’s one of their best sellers!

Have you tried making chocolate ice cream before? Or, have you been relying on store-bought ice cream ever since you were a kid? Well, it’s about time you try making your favorite treat at home. This chocolate ice cream recipe that I am about to share with you does not involve an ice cream maker. That’s right. No machine needed! All you have to do is to gather the ingredients, mix them, and freeze. That’s it!

You’d be surprised at how delicious this treat is. It doesn’t take long to prepare either. So that right there will really give you the edge. Not to mention that you’d be able to save money because you no longer need to buy tubs of chocolate ice cream from the stores. From here on out, you’d have an amazing treat in your freezer!

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No-Machine Chocolate Ice Cream

  • Author: Myles
  • Total Time: 6 hours and 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


This recipe will give you more reasons to love homemade chocolate ice cream. It’s creamy, chocolatey, and easy. No ice cream maker required!



1/2 c. cocoa powder (unsweetened)

1 1/2 c. whole milk

2 c. heavy cream

1 c. sugar (granulated)

1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Combine cocoa powder, milk, and sugar in a medium bowl. Mix well and make sure that the cocoa powder is completely dissolved.
  2. Beat the heavy cream in a large bowl and wait until the stiff peaks form. Combine with the cocoa mixture along with vanilla extract.
  3. Refrigerate the mixture for about half an hour.
  4. Stir the ice cream one more time and transfer to the freezer.
  5. Freeze for at least 6 hours.


Refrigerating the mixture for 30 minutes will keep it cold, making it much easier to freeze. The texture will also be improved and the cocoa powder will be fully hydrated by the cream and milk.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes chill time + 6 hours freeze time

It is important that you store the ice cream in a container with a tight lid to preserve the flavor of the chocolate. It would also be good if you freeze it overnight. Doing so will result in a better texture.

Closing Thoughts

So there you go with the easiest way to make chocolate ice cream at home without actually using an ice cream maker. Trust me, it’s as good as those that are made using a machine. You can be sure that this is creamy and rich in chocolate flavor. Your family members won’t even know that it was made without a machine!

To add more fun to your no-machine chocolate ice cream, you can serve it in a cone. You can also drizzle it with chocolate syrup and top with sprinkles. Yummy! 🙂

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