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Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream in a small dish

I may be behind the times a little bit with this one. I think the two ingredient, no ice cream maker, ice cream method has been around for quite a while. So long that I’m not even sure who originated it.

I think maybe this is the original post. But I do know where I first heard of it. My foodie bestie, Kayle from The Cooking Actress, has used this method to make all kinds of ice cream in various combinations.

All you need to make the base is heavy whipping cream and a can of sweetened condensed milk. That’s it.

I do have an ice cream maker, but sometimes I just don’t want to get it out and dirty. With this method you mix together the ingredients and throw it in the freezer and forget about it. (Well not really forget about it. I mean, there is ice cream in your freezer.) It really couldn’t get any easier.

Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream in a small dish

You start out with a can of sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl. I used to be very against using sweetened condensed milk in anything. I thought it was cheating and that it likely had many preservatives in it.

But when I was learning how to make fudge, I found out that it is literally only two ingredients: milk and sugar. That’s it! No reason not to give yourself a jump start in the process! 

If you want to add flavors or mix-ins to the ice cream this is where you add them. Just mix them in with the condensed milk.

Sometimes I’m in the mood for something over the top or a little fancy, but this time I stuck with simple. Dark chocolate chunks. You just really can’t go wrong with dark chocolate. And if you disagree with this statement, I don’t get you. I guess we can still be friends, but we’re probably going to have a difficult time connecting about the important things.

Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream and cherry soda made into a floatAfter getting you mix-ins and flavors all situated you need to whip the cream to stiff peaks in a separate bowl and then fold it into the condensed milk. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the freezer. It will take about 6 hours to freeze.

This is probably a dangerous recipe to know. A dangerously awesome recipe to know. And you should definitely make an ice cream float. Because the only thing better than ice cream is an ice cream float.

They make me think of my grandpa Joe. He always made them for us. I can still remember sitting in his big fluffy recliner eating ice cream floats on hot summer days. Makes me smile. Use cherry soda if you know what’s good for you.

Cherry soda poured on top of Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream to make a float

A spoonful of Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream in a small dish

Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream


  • 12 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 1/2 oz dark chocolate bar, chopped
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream


  1. In a large bowl mix together the sweetened condensed milk and the chopped chocolate.
  2. In another medium sized bowl, whip the whipping cream to stiff peaks.
  3. Fold the whipping cream into the sweetened condensed milk until combined.
  4. Pour into an airtight container and store in the freezer.
  5. It will take about 6 hours to freeze.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0

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13 comments on “Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream”

  1. Yay! You did it! Don’t you love it!!!?

    Lookat you all fancy with your gifs, so so pretty and yummy! (and I’m so jealous of how good your blogher ads look, I wanna put one up top but it would look so dumb on my site *sigh*)

  2. I’m thinking rocky road!
    Thanks for this! I will try it out.

  3. I’ve been seeing this method for ice cream everywhere and I really need to try it! This looks incredible.

  4. Wow. Sounds yummy and easy!

  5. It will freeze in the refrigerator? Did you mean freezer?

  6. Yummm….I just died and went to heaven 🙂

  7. I’m a huge ice cream fan, especially in the summer. We have an ice cream maker at home, but this looks so yummy that I might go for this recipe instead!

  8. This looks amazing! I want to try! Have you tried adding cocoa powder for a chocolatey twist?

    • I haven’t. I know Kayle has made it with melted dark chocolate to make it chocolatey, but I don’t see why cocoa powder wouldn’t work. If you try it, let me know!

  9. Sounds rich (very) and fun to make.

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