Chocolate Ice Cream

  • Author: Kavitha
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 hours
  • Total Time: 12 hours 30 mins
  • Yield: 1/2 kg Ice cream 1x


Best Ever Eggless Chocolate Ice Cream



  • 500 mls (2.5 cups) Full Fat Milk or Half and Half
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch (cornflour)
  • 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons G.M.S (Glycerol monostearate)
  • 1/5 teaspoon C.M.C (Carboxy methyl cellulose)
  • 3/4 cup Regular Sugar (adjust to suit your taste for sweetness)
  • 1 teaspoon Liquid Glucose (optional – I did not use)
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder (adjust according to how dark you want your ice cream to be)

1 cup is around 200 mls / 200 grams


  • Chocolate Chips or Slab


  • G.M.S (Glycerol monostearate) – GMS is a food additive used as a thickening, emulsifying, anti-caking, and preservative agent; an emulsifying agent for oils, waxes, and solvents. GMS is largely used in baking preparations to add “body” to the food. It is responsible for giving ice cream and whipped cream its smooth texture. It contains both water & oil soluble groups in one molecule. This characteristic structure enables it to be a very effective emulsifier. Another important advantage to G.M.S. is high nutritive value. It is non toxic & therefore very suitable for use in food formulation. It belongs to the class of non ionic emulsifiers.
  • C.M.C (Carboxy methyl cellulose) – CMC is a compound used for stabilizing ice creams and is available in specialty food stores or bakeries. Use only as much as given in the recipe. Using excessive CMC can cause ice crystals in the ice cream.


  1. reserve about 1/4 cup of the milk. Add cornflour, milk powder, GMS and CMC to the reserved milk and mix well. Set aside.
  2. Bring remaining milk (or half and half) to a boil .Add sugar and continue to boil the remaining milk mixture while stirring it. You should look for the mixture to reduce by about a third which will help the ice cream to be creamier.
  3. Add the unsweetened cocoa powder and mix well. Let it boil for about 5 minutes. Try to mix well and ensure the cocoa powder dissolves completely. At this point, taste the mixture and add more sugar if you feel you need more sweetness.
  4. Lower the heat to medium flame. Slowly add the cornflour mixture to the milk and stir constantly. Keep stirring and you’ll start to see that the mixture thickens.
  5. Keep cooking and stirring till you have a thick sauce like consistency. When you dip a wooden spoon into the mixture and it coats the back of the spoon, the mixture is done. You can switch off the flame.
  6. This is a CRUCIAL step – Pass the mixture through a sieve / filter to catch any lumps. You should have a smooth, lump-free custard. This will give a smooth texture to the ice cream.
  7. As the mixture cools, keep stirring constantly. This prevents a skin from forming on top.
  8. Pour into a shallow container (plastic or aluminum), close with a lid or aluminum foil and freeze until almost set. It will take about 2-4 hours. Make sure the freezer is set to coldest temperature.
  9. Take the mixture out, and whip for 3-4 minutes until the mixture has smoothed and doubled in volume and the ice crystals have broken up. If you don’t have an electric hand held whisk, use a food processor or a blender
  10. Again pour into the same container and freeze until set (2-4 hours)
  11. Repeat this freeze & whip process for a total of 3 to 5 times. Every time you whip air into the mixture, you break up the ice crystals and make the ice cream smoother.
  12. During the last time of whipping, you can – optionally, melt some chocolate in the microwave and beat well for a smooth liquid. Drizzle this chocolate all over the whipped and smooth chocolate ice cream mix and mix well with a spoon
  13. One final time, set it to freeze one more time. This time, you can reduce the freezer temperature to normal chillness and let the ice cream set for 5-6 hours.
  14. Scoop and serve!


  1. If you don’t want the added chocolate, skip the step
  2. If you have an ice cream machine, make the custard and pour into the machine. Follow the instructions on the manual to freeze the ice cream.
  3. Using GMS and CMC gives a smooth & creamy texture to the ice cream. You can make the ice cream without them too, but you’ll have a few ice crystals in the ice cream.
  4. The 2nd and 3rd whipping is what gives the ice cream a voluminous, smooth & creamy finish.
  5. If you don’t have a hand help whisk to whip up the ice cream, add the mixture to a food processor or a blender and grind to form a smooth mixture.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American