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Easy Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

We made ice cream today because Keegan asked for it. “Mama, can we make ice cream?” 🤨 Ummm… Sure! We could play Uno or Phase 10 for the 100th time, but let’s make ice cream instead. Jump to Recipe

easy chocolate chip ice cream
Rich and creamy! And homemade.

He wanted to make MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP ICE CREAM. We have fresh mint leaves and I tried to infuse that into the custard. Ehhh… it’s not as minty as I would have liked, but it still came out pretty freaking awesome. So we are going to rename this ice cream just regular chocolate chip ice cream!

ice cream
Heaven!
How To Make Homemade Ice Cream – Step By Step

To make the custard for the ice cream, it’s pretty easy! Ice cream requires five basic ingredients. That’s it. Once you have the basic custard recipe down, you can do a lot with it.

Sugar for custard
First Four Ingredients For Custard …

1 1/2 cups cream
1 cup half and half
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Whisk together these four ingredients over low to medium-low heat until the sugar is completely dissolved into the cream.

Set aside and let cool for 10 or 15 minutes. Don’t let a film form on the milk at any time or you will need to strain your custard.

5 egg yolks
5 egg yolks for ice cream
Add Egg Yolks

In a separate bowl, whisk 5 egg yolks with 1/4 cup of sugar.

Slowly add the warm cream mixture in with the whisked egg yolks. Once the warm cream mixture is completely mixed together with the egg mixture, put back over low to medium heat and whisk until the custard thickens. Don’t let it curdle!

Combine cream with eggs

You will know the custard is done when you can draw a line down the back of the spoon with your finger and the line stays there.

Check for doneness – can you draw a line on your spoon?

Chill the mixture in the fridge before you add it to your ice cream maker – at least an hour. Overnight is fine, too. But, clearly, that won’t work if you have a preschooler.

Add the custard to your ice cream machine. Add mini chocolate chips. My machine needs to run for 20 to 30 minutes to turn the custard into ice cream.

After your custard is ice cream consistency, transfer to a bread pan. Smooth. Put back in the freezer for at least an hour before you try to scoop it!

ice cream in a loaf pan
Freeze in a bread pan
Easy Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe

Easy Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, ice cream, Southern
Servings 8
Calories 217 kcal
Author Erin Brighton

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cream
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup sugar divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/2 c mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Whisk together over low to medium low heat until the sugar is completely dissolved into the cream. I added 10 whole mint leaves as I was whisking. Set aside and let cool for 10 or 15 minutes. Don't let a film form on the milk at any time or you will need to strain your custard.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk 5 egg yolks with 1/4 cup of sugar.
  3. Slowly add the warm cream mixture in with the whisked egg yolks. Once the warm cream mixture is completely mixed together with the egg mixture, put back over low to medium heat and whisk until the custard thickens. Don't let it curdle!
  4. You will know the custard is done when you can draw a line down the back of the spoon with your finger and the line stays there.
  5. Chill the mixture in the fridge before you add it to your ice cream maker - at least an hour. Overnight is fine, too. But, clearly, that won't work if you have a preschooler.
  6. Add the custard to your ice cream machine. Add mini chocolate chips. My machine needs to run for 20 to 30 minutes to turn the custard into ice cream.
  7. After your custard is ice cream consistency, transfer to a bread pan. Smooth. Put back in the freezer for at least an hour before you try to scoop it!

Recipe Notes

To make the custard for the ice cream, it's pretty easy! Ice cream requires five basic ingredients. That's it. Once you have the basic custard recipe down, you can do a lot with it.

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Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
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Erin Brighton

I am a native New Englander now living in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina and enjoying summers in sea-breezy Scituate, Massachusetts with my five small kids and two large dogs. I love to cook easy, local, and gluten-free for friends and family.

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