Double Chocolate Ice Cream with Cookie Pieces

A homemade custard based ice cream recipe, featuring rich double chocolate ice cream and chocolate cookie chunks throughout. Finish with your favorite ice cream toppings.

Rich Double Chocolate Ice Cream with Cookie Pieces Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

I went to the movies. That’s kind of epic. Because I very rarely go to the movies. When I was in the whole pregnant through infant parenting stage… basically 5-6 years of my life, I didn’t go to the movies. Sad, I know. But it’s just life. Plus, it’s cheaper watching movies at home and since they come out so quickly now, it doesn’t really matter.

So, remember how I binge watched Veronica Mars not too long ago? I saw the movie Saturday. A day after it opened. What?! Okay but the fact that I saw a new movie so quickly is really totally besides the point now…

Veronica Mars… the movie was aaaamazing. Everything I hoped it would be. So seriously enjoyable. I even jumped twice, so I was clearly sucked into the plot and totally forgot I was even in the movie theater. If you saw the series, then you have to see the movie. Apparently you can even watch it on Amazon now and on demand services – so get to it! And then be sure to let me know what YOU think of it.

Rich Double Chocolate Ice Cream with Cookie Pieces Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

And in totally other movie news. I watched About Time. This was after I talked about vampires and a time machine in my last post. It was kind of funny in the ha-ha totally weird way because, little did I know beforehand, the movie is about time travel AND the father played one of the ancient vampires in Underworld. Just a tad creepy when it comes to coincidences I think. Right?

Also… I’m ridiculously excited for Divergent. I’d love to see it Friday, because I’m that excited about it, but I’ll settle for Saturday or Sunday if I have to. I’m also sort of debating on the possibility of seeing it in IMAX. I’ve never seen an IMAX movie before. And I’ve only seen video on a super large display at the Omni theater in Boston and basically had to close my eyes because it made me sick – all kinds of dizzy nonsense going on. But that’s a domed screen, so hopefully I wouldn’t have the same issues with a regular, but super gigantic, screen.

So tell me… is IMAX really worth the price for movies?

Rich Double Chocolate Ice Cream with Cookie Pieces Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

I know it’s not Summer yet BUT in this house, ice cream is a year round treat. I don’t care if it’s a blizzard outside… we just might be sitting by the fire with a bowl of ice cream. Are you with me or are you a Summer only indulging kind of person?

I didn’t have a single chocolate ice cream recipe on Baked by Rachel prior to today. *gasp* I know! So when debating on what fun new flavor to whip up, it was a no brainer… chocolate was the way to go!

This is a custard based ice cream, but don’t fear the custard, it’s really quite easy and does make such a huge difference in the flavor and consistency of the ice cream. It’s creamy, smooth and just perfect. This particular chocolate ice cream is a rich double chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookie chunks throughout. An absolute must make for the chocolate lover!

Rich Double Chocolate Ice Cream with Cookie Pieces Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

Double Chocolate Ice Cream with Cookie Pieces

A rich chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookie pieces throughout.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time1 d
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Ice cream
Servings: 4 plus

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C whole milk
  • 1 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 5 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C chocolate cookie pieces

Instructions

  • Add 1 cup heavy cream and vanilla to a large bowl with a mesh strainer set on top.
  • Combine whole milk, 1/2 cup heavy cream, sugar, cocoa powder and salt in a medium saucepan, cooking over medium heat until sugar has dissolved. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through and steaming.
  • In a small bowl, whisk eggs. Slowly drizzle 1 cup hot liquid into egg yolks, whisking continuously. Return egg mixture to saucepan. Cook until mixture coats the back of a spatula or wooden spoon. Add chocolate, stirring until melted and mixture is smooth. Pour through a mesh strainer into remaining heavy cream. Place bowl in an ice bath, stirring until cooled. Cover and chill thoroughly, 4-6 hours or overnight.
  • Using a 1 1/2Qt ice cream maker, churn according to manufacturer's directions. Add 1 cup chocolate cookie pieces in the last 5 minutes of churning. Transfer to a freezer safe container, cover and freeze until firm, at least 4-6 hours or more.

Notes

Recipe serves roughly 4-6, yields 1 quart.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

More ice cream recipes to try:
Blackberry swirl ice cream
Roasted strawberry cheesecake ice cream
Cake batter funfetti ice cream
Cookies and coffee ice cream
S’more ice cream
Orange creamsicle ice cream
Roasted strawberry ice cream
Chocolate chip coffee ice cream
York Peppermint Patty ice cream

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