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Copycat Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Ice Cream

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Love ice cream? This Copycat Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Ice Cream is a sweets dream come true! Why head out to the store for that flavor you love when you can easily make ice cream recipes at home? This simple homemade chocolate ice cream recipe is one that you’re going to crave!

I’ve been making this for years and people literally think that I bought a carton of it at the store. It’s that good!

Be certain to check out my other homemade ice cream recipes as well!

With just 7 simple ingredients, you’re going to find that this easy ice cream recipe is so quick to make. We’ve made this for birthday parties, weekend snacking, or just a cool treat during the hot summer heat.

Copycat Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Ice Cream

The addition of the heavy cream that you’re going to whisk to combine is what creates the creamy ice cream base. You’re going to want to continue stirring constantly until smooth so that once you add the cream and vanilla, the milk mixture is going to turn into that soft-serve texture that you love. Reading in less than 30 minutes of time, this homemade ice cream recipe is the best.

Everyone knows that Ben and Jerry’s makes an awesome ice cream but who says that you can’t make it taste just like it or dare I say – taste even better than the original? My boys love this copycat ice cream recipe because it’s loaded with flavor, taste, and is so good to enjoy! I like to let it get more to room temperature once I freeze it the first time because I prefer my ice cream to be a bit more melted when I’m eating it.

How long does it take homemade ice cream to freeze in the freezer?

Recipes will vary in length but this specific ice cream recipe takes up to 6 hours to be frozen and ready to enjoy.

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Simple Ice Cream Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

When it comes to meal planning, now is the perfect time to start! You’ll find that you’ll have less stress when you’re meal planning because you don’t have to stop and think about what to make on the spot. Planning out your meals is also a great way to let everyone else know what to expect for the day, too!

Main Dish: Grilled Pizza Recipes

Vegetable Side: George Foreman Vegetable Recipes

Starch Side: Sweet Potato Recipes

Refreshing Drink: Mint Julep Cocktail recipe

Best Ice Cream Recipes:

Once you make this Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe, you’re going to want all the flavors! I’m a huge ice cream fan so I love to make as much ice cream as I possibly can! Below is a large sampling of some of my favorite ice cream recipes to make!

This Carrot Cake Ice Cream Recipe is such a great flavor and taste. It’s one of my favorites!

If you’re looking for a tasty treat, try this No-Churn Raspberry Almond Ice Cream!

Give this 3-Ingredient SNOW Ice Cream Made with Real Snow a try once it snows in your area!

This Homemade Smores Ice Cream (No Machine Needed) is a fun summer treat that will have everyone scraping the bowl.

Have the kids help make these Amazing Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes for a unique and fun dessert idea!

I would take a giant bowl of this Homemade Blackberry Ice Cream recipe any day!

You’re going to love having this recipe for Mint Brownie Cheesecake Ice Cream!

What are the best ice cream toppings?

That all depends on what you love. I like to sprinkle on chocolate chips, fun colored sprinkles, and maybe even a drizzle of hot fudge or caramel as well.

More Chocolate Recipes:

Copycat Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Ice Cream

Copycat Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Ice Cream

Looking for an easy recipe that makes the perfect ice cream? This is the one!


  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup of sugar


Melt the chocolate in a double boiler with hot water until smooth. Add the milk slowly, whisking to combine. Take off the heat and it cools down to room temp.

Mix in the eggs with a mixer until a light and foamy texture happens. This should take about 1 minute of time. Add the sugar slowly and mix.

Blend in the vanilla, cream, and salt. Stir in the chocolate to the cream mixture that you just made.

Put into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the ice cream maker instructions.

If you want harder ice cream, you can then put it into a freezer-safe container.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 436Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 3gSugar: 37gProtein: 7g

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