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Jeni's Milkiest Chocolate Ice Cream

The famous "milkiest chocolate ice cream" from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams - it's egg-free, rich, and has the most amazing chocolate flavor!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 1 hour
Cook 4 hours 30 minutes
Freezing time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings 1 quart
Calories 2585 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 1 cup whole milk, divided
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate finely chopped
  • cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt


  1. In a small bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons of the milk with the cornstarch until smooth; set aside.
  2. Place the chopped chocolate in a medium bowl.
  3. Fill a large bowl with ice water.
  4. Combine the remaining milk, heavy cream, evaporated milk, sugar and corn syrup in a 4-quart saucepan. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a rolling boil. Add the cocoa powder, whisk until incorporated, and continue boiling for an additional 4 minutes.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and gradually whisk in the cornstarch slurry.
  6. Place the pan back over medium-high heat and bring back to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly with a heatproof spatula, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
  7. Gradually whisk the hot milk mixture into the chopped chocolate. Add the salt and whisk until the chocolate is completely melted and incorporated. Place the bowl inside the bowl with the ice water and let stand, stirring occasionally, until cold, about 30 minutes.
  8. Pour the ice cream mixture into the frozen canister of your ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Pack the ice cream into a storage container and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one quart

Nutrition Facts
Jeni's Milkiest Chocolate Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2585 Calories from Fat 1467
% Daily Value*
Fat 163g251%
Saturated Fat 99g619%
Cholesterol 509mg170%
Sodium 1111mg48%
Potassium 2079mg59%
Carbohydrates 266g89%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 226g251%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 5380IU108%
Vitamin C 6.7mg8%
Calcium 1209mg121%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.