It is easy to make luxuriously rich and creamy dark chocolate ice cream at home.
All you need is an ice cream maker and a few choice ingredients. Forget about counting calories. Full cream is the only way to achieve the silky smooth and creamy texture of premium ice cream.
Intrigued? Keep reading for our easy homemade chocolate ice cream recipe that you can make at home with a SnoMaster ice cream maker.
But first, why every modern home deserves an ice cream maker.
If you have ever looked, the internet is flooded with good ice cream machines. However, the SnoMaster ice cream maker is the only contender that ticks all the boxes. Durability, convenience, ease of use — name it, the SnoMaster ice cream maker has it. Most importantly, it can churn up luxuriously creamy homemade ice cream.
A sturdy machine, it’s expertly engineered to churn ice cream at the optimum speed for exactly the right amount of time. This is key to making everyone’s favourite decadent delight at home.
Most ice cream machines are only equipped to make about a litre of ice cream at a time. However, the SnoMaster ice cream maker whips up two litres of frozen desserts in under an hour. These include delicious ice cream, gelato, sherbet, frozen yogurt or sorbet.
Moreover, the beauty of it is that there is zero wastage. Left-overs can be popped back in the freezer for the next time your sweet tooth rings the bell.
Most ice cream machines also require the bowl to be pre-frozen overnight. However, the SnoMaster ice cream maker doesn’t require pre-freezing. Thanks to this, you can let your natural spontaneity run free.
There’s also no need to worry about space. Its built-in mixing system makes this ice cream maker compact enough to store in a cupboard at home or the holiday apartment.
It stands at a modest 262 mm high, 425 mm wide and 285 mm deep. It also comes in a solid stainless steel frame. Combined, they make the SnoMaster ice cream maker a subtle but powerful addition to your stylish kitchen.
A sleek LCD display also simplifies operation. Furthermore, it replaces outdated knobs and dials that could collect dirt and grime. Lastly, the non-stick coated removable bowl makes for effortless cleaning.
Sinfully sweet topping ideas
We are confident you will fall in love with our dark chocolate ice cream recipe. But, perfecting homemade ice cream is also about experimenting with toppings. It involves playing with different flavours and texture profiles as well.
The fun doesn’t stop there. Take your creativity to the next level and experiment with luxury ice cream cakes. It is an exquisite indulgence that elevates special occasions like birthday parties, weddings, christenings and anniversaries.
Nelson Mandela Bay based Trudie Conradie from Ice Cream Cakes by Trudie has been crafting bespoke ice cream cakes for more than a decade. She says her best-seller is cookies and cream. She makes it with crushed Oreos and topped with Whispers and even more chunks of Oreos.
Having grown up in the ice cream industry, she knows the value of selecting only high quality ingredients. Most importantly, she uses full cream milk for her ice cream.
“The creamier the better,” she says.
We recommend these four flavour fusions from Trudie’s catalogue:
Seductively sweet: For an opulent self-indulgence, Trudie embellishes a creamy vanilla ice cream cake with Rolo, vanilla wafers, meringues. She also includes fudge, salted caramel popcorn and Whispers.
Traditional Turkish elegance: If you adore Turkish delight as much as we do, the elegance of traditional rosewater flavoured Turkish delight with fresh berries and edible flowers will hit the sweet spot.
A fresh take on a romantic classic: Spruce up classic strawberries and chocolate on Valentine’s Day by adding homemade ice cream. Dress up your homemade vanilla ice cream with mixed berry compote and chocolate dipped strawberries.
White on white wickedness: Create an unforgettable deluxe frozen dessert for a trendy all white garden soirée. Top a plain vanilla ice cream cake with yogurt pretzel sticks, white chocolate shards, vanilla wavers. After that, add in white Lindor chocolate balls and petite meringues.
Exclusive to SnoMaster:
As an added value, SnoMaster has curated an exclusive ice cream recipe booklet to accompany their 2 litre automatic ice cream maker.
With sweet indulgences such as hazelnut or caramel ice cream, strawberry sorbet or a healthy kiwi ice cream smoothie to choose from, ear to ear grins are guaranteed all-round.
Easy homemade dark chocolate ice cream:
- 130g Dark Chocolate
- 10g Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 4 X Egg Yolks
- 500ml Full Fat Milk (Pasteurised if Possible)
- 100ml Full Fat Single Cream
- 70g Caster Sugar
- Bring the milk to a boil in a saucepan.
- Mix the sugar and cocoa powder. Then add the egg yolks and whisk vigorously.
- Slowly pour in the hot milk and stir.
- Pour the mixture into the saucepan and stir over a low heat until it thickens and covers the back of a spoon (83 °C if you are using a cooking thermometer).
- Break the chocolate into small pieces into a bowl.
- Pour the hot mixture onto it and allow the chocolate to melt for 2 minutes before blending it with a whisk.
- Add the single cream and mix.
- Pour into a bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave to cool.
- Refrigerate until it is very cold. Then pour the mix into your SnoMaster Ice Cream Maker and churn.
- Serve as soon as ice cream is ready or freeze for later.