Homemade ice cream is delicious and surprisingly easy. With just 20 minutes of prep, create frosty treats ready for cones, floats, and more!

Everyday Food, June 2009

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Yield:
Makes 1 1/2 quarts
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, off heat, whisk together egg yolks, sugar, and salt until blended. Stir cocoa powder into egg-yolk mixture. Gradually whisk in milk.

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  • Cook over medium, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until custard thickens slightly and evenly coats back of spoon (it should hold a line drawn by your finger), 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Pour custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl set over ice. Stir in cream. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until chilled. Churn in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer ice cream to a resealable plastic container and freeze until firm, about 2 hours (or up to 3 months).

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Reviews (3)

76 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 31
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: Unrated
01/15/2015
If there is one thing I have learned from Martha is to keep things cold. The recipe is great, I made it with half and half, and mile, and 5 egg yolks. To make it a little lighter. You have to put the mixture in the refrigerator overnight, or the ice cream maker doesn't freeze it enough. Everything has to be as cold as it can be, before you start the machine. Have a great day!
Rating: Unrated
01/15/2015
If there is one thing I have learned from Martha is to keep things cold. The recipe is great, I made it with half and half, and mile, and 5 egg yolks. To make it a little lighter. You have to put the mixture in the refrigerator overnight, or the ice cream maker doesn't freeze it enough. Everything has to be as cold as it can be, before you start the machine. Have a great day!
Rating: Unrated
06/09/2013
I just made this ice cream...... one word: AWSOME!!!! Really, is absolutely delicious :)) I follow directions exactly as given and it was easy, before was put in the ice cream maker it was already silky, beautiful and we couldn't resist... we ate it!!!! well not all, the rest is waiting for me in the freezer... wait!! I hear something calling me from the freezer... I got to go :)) TRY IT!!!
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