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Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com My son started first grade yesterday and I asked him what he wanted to eat to celebrate his new school year.  He requested this Chocolate Ice Cream again.  Initially I was planning to post a Japanese recipe for today, but I’ll delay it to next Monday instead.  I actually need this recipe to be up on my blog so that I can read the recipe from my iPad while cooking.  Life gets pretty convenient with Apple products these days, doesn’t it?  Speaking of which, I have cool giveaways today at the end of this post, so keep on reading!

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Back to ice cream topic.  I have to tell you that this chocolate ice cream was VERY special.  Do you know why?  Because you need to plan on making it 5 days before you can actually enjoy it.

Chocolate Ice Cream | JustOneCookbook.com

5 days?  You might ask.  Yes, it’s not a typo.  Did we really wait 5 days to eat it?  Um… we couldn’t wait so we tasted it earlier, but we did save some for the 5th day.  You will love this ice cream.  If you are like me who’s a chocoholic, then this is a must try recipe.  Next time I’m going to use gourmet chocolate as an experiment (not that I’m saying Trader Joe’s Belgium chocolate is bad – it was excellent with TJ’s chocolate already).  The ice cream was very, very rich.  It’s like truffles but the ice cream version.  Are you now curious to try?  I tell you, it’s worth it!

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Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe
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Serves: Makes 4 Cups
  • 7 oz dark chocolate (70% to 75% cacao)
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 7 Tbsp. sugar
  • 6 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  1. Finely chop chocolate into small pieces.
  2. Place chocolate in a medium metal or glass bowl. Set bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Stir chocolate until melted and smooth. Set melted chocolate aside; let cool slightly.
  3. Whisk milk and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan over medium heat until mixture begins to boil; set aside.
  4. In a stand mixer, beat egg yolks and 7 Tbsp. sugar until very thick ribbons form, about 2 minutes.
  5. Whisking constantly, gradually add hot milk mixture to egg yolk mixture.
  6. Return mixture to saucepan.
  7. Add melted chocolate and whisk to blend. Stir over low heat until slightly thickened and temperature reaches 175°F, about 5 minutes.
  8. Transfer chocolate custard to a large bowl and place over another large bowl of ice water. Stir until chocolate custard is cool.
  9. Bring remaining 6 Tbsp. sugar and 2 Tbsp. water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  10. Boil, occasionally swirling pan (do not stir), until a dark amber color forms, about 5 minutes.
  11. Gradually whisk in cream (mixture will bubble vigorously).
  12. Whisk caramel into chocolate custard.
  13. Strain into a large container; cover and chill for 2 days.
  14. Process custard in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer's instructions.
  15. Transfer to another container; freeze for 3 days before eating.
Barely adapted from Bonappetit.

The original recipe recommends you to make at least 3 days ahead.

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  • Manu August 23, 2012, 12:21 am

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm that looks AMAZING! Bookmarked for our summertime! :-) Though I doubt I would be able to wait 5 days before I eat it… hehehe

  • Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover August 23, 2012, 12:56 am

    Look so rich in chocolate, yummy!

  • jack August 23, 2012, 1:49 am

    Yum this looks so good! I would like a serve of this.. and a serve of the buttermilk pancakes with some of the strawberry compote…. perfect!!! :)

  • Lilium August 23, 2012, 1:52 am

    Looks great! I’m drooling. Can we make without ice cream maker?

  • Mel August 23, 2012, 2:45 am

    I always enjoyed viewing your post with all the tutorial pictures! What a rich chocolate ice cream…..slurp……just the right thing for the hot weather here!

  • FiSh August 23, 2012, 3:39 am

    dark choco ice cream! :) that’s my favourite among all

    FiSh @ ohfishiee

  • Hotly Spiced August 23, 2012, 4:22 am

    Oh Nami, how was the ‘first day of school’ experience? It’s always so emotional. And we have the same Kitchen Aid in the same colour! What great ice cream although I’m not sure I could wait out the five days. Love how you styled it xx

  • Jenny August 23, 2012, 4:32 am

    ok, I’m in! I love this, Nami, because it doesn’t have too much cream. I’m going to give this one a try definitely…dark chocolate is GOOD for you after all!! yipee : )

  • Ramona August 23, 2012, 4:34 am

    Now that is some serious chocolate ice cream. I think you have just pushed the bar seriously up of what I want in a chocolate ice cream with this version. Love the step by step photos.

    PS… that little silver can you used to hold the cones… did you get it at Target? I bought one just like it there. :) I thought it would be a cool way to display food for my blog… now I know I was right buying it.. you used it perfectly!!!

  • Jennifer Marie August 23, 2012, 4:36 am

    Wow great givaway!!

  • Baker Street August 23, 2012, 4:39 am

    Your pictures are just stunning! I usually never go for a chocolate cone but this looks too good not to try!

  • Kate August 23, 2012, 5:06 am

    Looks delicious. My son is going into first grade after Labor day. He is very excited.

  • Corrie August 23, 2012, 5:19 am

    That’s it….I’m making chocolate ice cream! :-)

  • Tara Webb August 23, 2012, 5:28 am

    I just got the new iphone 4 today!

  • Belinda @zomppa August 23, 2012, 5:34 am

    5 days is an awful long time, but I trust you that it’s worth it!!

  • Eri August 23, 2012, 5:41 am

    Ohh, I wish for your son a really good and fun school year Nami.
    Decadent Ice cream!

  • Denise Browning August 23, 2012, 6:04 am

    Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am drooling like a baby, Nami ! You always do a great job…xx

  • Adrian (What the Heck is Filipino Food) August 23, 2012, 6:05 am

    Woah, this is seriously decedent. Yay for people like me who don’t won an ice cream maker!

  • Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) August 23, 2012, 6:07 am

    Nami, your chocolate ice cream looks so rich and decadent–so glad you didn’t wait any longer to post it. I’ve been contemplating one more ice cream post before summer’s over–you just gave me the push to do it this weekend (it’s the only time I have to do it!). Wish I had some of your chocolate, though.

    Great giveaways, too!

  • Tzu Chan August 23, 2012, 6:15 am

    Hm… Now where can I get a ice cream maker in Malaysia…

    Have tried some of your other recipes. Makes my Wife happy :)

  • Stephanie August 23, 2012, 6:34 am

    This looks so deliciously sweet! I think I got some cavities reading through the recipe, hehe

    Kids grow up so fast don’t they? >_<

  • Candice August 23, 2012, 6:40 am

    Yum! Chocolate ice cream. =) It would be awesome to win Carolyn’s app as it’ll be useful on my many food adventures in the Bay Area.

  • Samantha August 23, 2012, 6:54 am

    Seriouslyyy…. this chocolate ice-cream looks the best! I would pick this one if it were in a gourmet ice-creamery! Thanks a bunch for sharing your son’s fave recipe with us ;) I will try this one day… without an ice-cream maker :D

  • Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings August 23, 2012, 6:56 am

    Happy 1st day of school to your son!!!

  • Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings August 23, 2012, 6:58 am

    Yay ice cream!

  • Mandy - The Complete Cook Book August 23, 2012, 6:58 am

    Chocolate ice cream is my favourite flavour. What a fantastic recipe Nami!
    Hope the first day of school was a good one.
    :-) Mandy

    • Ilene August 23, 2012, 7:48 am

      That ice cream looks amazing!

  • Elizabeth @Mango_Queen August 23, 2012, 7:06 am

    Oh my goodness, what a delightful ihomemade ice cream flavor! Anytime you put chocolate on your blog, I’m hooked! I must try this. Thanks for sharing, Nami! And thanks for the kind blog-visit!

  • Elizabeth @Mango_Queen August 23, 2012, 7:09 am

    Happy Back to School season to you & your family! Shared this on Google+ !

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet August 23, 2012, 8:23 am

    These ice cream look amazing, Nami! 5 days, huh? From the pics and your description it’s worth it! YUM!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) August 23, 2012, 8:24 am

    This ice cream looks sinfully delicious!! Yes please to frozen chocolate truffles :).

  • wok with ray August 23, 2012, 8:31 am

    Oh wow, another yummy ice cream recipe, Nami. I’m not so sure if I could wait five days without cheating on getting a scoop. Must be very exciting for your son to start school being one of the big boys now, hehe.

  • Muna Kenny August 23, 2012, 8:32 am

    YUM YUM! Love the presentation. The ice cream looks so delicious and chocolaty.

  • A_Boleyn August 23, 2012, 8:54 am

    I recently made CCU’s Rocky Road ice cream and thought THAT was a richly decadent chocolate variation but your addition of caramel takes it up a notch. :) I love the waffle cone presentation.

  • Mary Arellano August 23, 2012, 8:58 am

    I love ice cream and your looks Wonderful!! Can’t wait to try it.

  • Esther August 23, 2012, 9:05 am

    Ooo sounds like a real rich choco treat! Your son must be so happy! :)

  • Carolai August 23, 2012, 9:16 am

    Mmmm lucious dark chocolate ! Off to purchase the ingredients.

  • Holly August 23, 2012, 9:22 am

    I’ve never made chocolate ice cream before, so I have to try yours. It looks so delicious!

  • MaryMoh August 23, 2012, 9:29 am

    My goodness…your chocolate ice cream looks so rich and delicious. I don’t think I can wait for 5 days….haha. I think I have to make triple the amount and hopefully to have some left by the 5th day :P What a way to test my patience!

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts August 23, 2012, 9:50 am

    This ice cream looks so rich and incredible! I love chocolate ice cream, this looks like something I have to try!!
    Hope you son is having a great time in 1st grade! We started school on Tuesday here, and so far 2nd grade is going well!

  • bakerbynature August 23, 2012, 10:32 am

    This year really did fly by; I remember when you were posting about your little guy starting kindergarten! Nice job being an awesome mama and making him chocolate ice cream – it looks divine!!

  • fatpiginthemarket August 23, 2012, 10:36 am

    Whoa…that looks like a seriously deep chocolate ice cream. I’m in! I’ll definitely try this recipe. Your son is wise…good choice.

  • Sook August 23, 2012, 10:36 am

    Wow, Nami, you’re like a professional ice cream maker! All of your ice cream looks so delicious!! Especially this chocolate ice cream… the color is just so amazing! Real chocolate. mmm… I’m saving this recipe… :)

  • Evelyne@cheapethniceatz August 23, 2012, 10:49 am

    Waiting 5 days for this ice cream would be absolute torture. I hope you son told you beforehand lol. Good luck on first grade!

  • Cucina49 August 23, 2012, 10:52 am

    Wow–five days? David would never be able to hold off eating it for that long! What a gorgeous, chocolatey ice cream. I hope your son had a great first day at school!

  • sara August 23, 2012, 11:30 am

    Awesome giveaway! I go to school in Berkeley so this would be great for me!

  • Rhonda August 23, 2012, 11:44 am

    You have a seriously lucky kid!! That ice cream looks absolutely amazing!

  • George August 23, 2012, 11:47 am

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  • Choc Chip Uru August 23, 2012, 11:59 am

    What a wonderful giveaway my friend :D
    And your chocolate ice cream looks to die for!
    Stunning and full of flavour!

    Choc Chip Uru

  • elisabeth@foodandthrift August 23, 2012, 12:44 pm

    Nami, your decdent chocolate ice cream is soooo, amazing, thick and totally droolworthy. Love the step-by-step directions and the great photos!
    Just wondering why do you have to keep it in the freezer for three days before serving? Does it take days for it to gel?…I don’t think my family would be able to wait that long…LOL

  • Cakewhiz August 23, 2012, 1:40 pm

    Nami!!!! You are killing me with these ice cream recipes… I want to come over to your place one day so you can make me these delicious frozen treats all day…lol

  • Lynna August 23, 2012, 1:42 pm

    Creamy chocolate ice cream? I`m sure I can find a way to devour all of this. ;)

  • yummychunklet August 23, 2012, 2:52 pm

    Darn you and your delicious, decadent, but non-vegan ice cream! =( It still looks fantastic.

  • Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking August 23, 2012, 3:22 pm

    you have some amazing ice-cream recipes Nami! and your photos are amazing! I could just grab one of those cones and call it dinner.

  • Liz August 23, 2012, 3:29 pm

    What a wonderful treat for your sweet boy! I hope both he and your daughter will have a great year! My family of chocoholics will love this, too, but I have a feeling it might get eaten before day 5.

  • Wendy Yamazaki August 23, 2012, 4:29 pm

    Ooo…chocolate! I’ll have to try it! Please enter me in the contest too! :)


  • Tiffany August 23, 2012, 5:01 pm

    WOAH! That IS a special (and elaborate) ice cream recipe! And so fitting! Happy 1st day of 1st grade to your son! :D

  • Balvinder August 23, 2012, 6:16 pm

    Even though I don’t make ice creams at home but I want to try this recipe of ice cream.
    Love all the steps but I am wondering why do you have to keep it for five days after churning in ice cream maker. Wouldn’t it be ready the same day?

    • Nami August 23, 2012, 9:31 pm

      Good question – I assumed it helps to enhance the flavor better. According to the original recipe, the chefs spent some time to get the perfect recipe (or something like that) and this was the result. I’m sorry I don’t know the right answer for your question.

  • peachkins August 23, 2012, 6:27 pm

    OH gosh, my daughter loves chocolate ice cream!!! This looks so delicious!

  • Lisa (AuthenticSuburbanGourmet) August 23, 2012, 6:45 pm

    What a fantastic ice cream recipe – love the richness of the chocolate! Your photo for the ice cream cones is perfect. What a nice treat for your son! Hope your week is going well!! Pinning now!

  • B Ching August 23, 2012, 7:03 pm

    Wowww….I’m already drooling just by looking at your ice-cream. I really love choc ice-ream and will definitely try this out!

  • Mi Vida en un Dulce August 23, 2012, 7:09 pm

    Ok Nami, now I have to say that I must buy the ice cream machine. I found it but it’s a little bit expensive, but each tome I saw your ice cream I just closed my eyes and said, ok, one day. BUT after this chocolate ice cream, I will return to the store and buy it.

  • Jen @ Savory Simple August 23, 2012, 7:21 pm

    Such a rich and decadent ice cream!!!

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef August 23, 2012, 7:34 pm

    Holy cow, Nami! After this post there won’t be any chocolate to be had for love nor money anywhere in the world. We’ll all be making this ice cream!

    Was it tough to watch your baby enter first grade?

  • Suzanne August 23, 2012, 9:10 pm

    Nami, this looks so delicious and I just love chocolate, homemade chocolate ice-cream! But add the caramel and it is even better. Great recipe :) going to make soon!

  • Patty August 23, 2012, 9:40 pm

    Nami your photos look so good in this post, you are really showing off the chocolate;-)
    How exciting for your son to go to first grade- that is the big time;-)
    This is a wonderful chocolate ice cream recipe and I think it’s kind of fun to wait the 5 days for a very special treat to celebrate back to school, I know my children would have loved this idea:-)

  • Jeannie August 23, 2012, 10:17 pm

    Nami, you do make the nicest looking ice-creams! I love this version, sounds so chocolatey! the caramel is a bonus ingredient!

  • Yuri August 24, 2012, 12:02 am

    I’ve never made ice cream before but seeing your recipe makes me want to try it out! I just bought a new ice cream maker and I think this will be the first recipe I will try. It’s perfect because my family really loves chocolate. Thank you for another yummy recipe. :)

  • mjskit August 24, 2012, 12:32 am

    So you just HAD to make another ice cream before the end of summer didn’t you? :) Thanks to your son for the suggestion! From looking at the recipe, this is like a caramel chocolate ice cream. Oh MY! I’m one of those who, if given a choice between chocolate and caramel, I don’t know which one I would pick. So with this ice cream, I’m in heaven for sure! I don’t care if the weather is cooler when I get my kitchen back, I’ve got to make this before winter!

  • Lisa H August 24, 2012, 12:47 am

    Simply gorgeous… ice-cream and photos… :D

  • Sissi August 24, 2012, 1:40 am

    Nami, have I told you that apart from sorbets I only buy dark chocolate ice-cream? Yours looks particularly chocolatey and bitter. I love it! I think you could already edit an ice-cream cookery book. You are a real expert now.
    Thank you for organising one more generous giveaway!

  • Joanna @ Chic & Gorgeous Treats August 24, 2012, 2:32 am

    OMG Nami, this is an ultra rich chocolate ice-cream and I can tell that it is super duper DELISH! Typing this is impossible, cause I am really craving for a scoop. Greedy me :P Just so rich and decadent! How I wish you are here or okay, maybe I am in SF? I will volunteer to help clean up just so I can taste all your amazing goodies. This is what Alton Brown would say ” GOOD EATS”! Have a good rest and really missing you my friend. xoxo, Jo

  • Tes August 24, 2012, 5:50 am

    I was looking for some ice-cream recipe to make for the weekend and this came up in my inbox :) Yeah!

  • Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family August 24, 2012, 6:00 am

    Your son is so smart to ask for this and you are pure genious for putting this together.

    The ice cream looks so rich and delicious.

    No I will be craving ice cream all day :)

  • Sandra's Easy Cooking August 24, 2012, 6:20 am

    I am not sure if I could wait for 5 days, I would cheated as soon as it is ready and frozen hehehe..
    You are becoming a ice-cream queen..my family and I would love to have you as a next door neighbor :)) I would trade my bread for your ice-cream :)
    Anyhow..it is great recipe and wonderful pictures.
    Great giveaway….but i would like to give a chance to somebody else(you can be my guide when i come! ) :))

  • Javelin Warrior August 24, 2012, 6:41 am

    Wow, a 5-day chocolate ice cream! It does look absolutely wonderful, so rich and creamy. But how can I be expected to resist it for 5 days?! Such torture, Nami! Love this post and I’m featuring this post in today’s Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections…

  • Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) August 24, 2012, 6:46 am

    Now this is MY kind of ice cream. O…M…G!

  • Ann@Anncoo Journal August 24, 2012, 6:55 am

    I’m a chocoholic too! I don’t mind to wait for more than 5 days for a good ice cream :)

  • Candice August 24, 2012, 7:39 am

    I love chocolate. I don’t know if I can wait 5 days though to eat this ice cream. haha!
    Can this be made without an ice cream maker?

  • Fern @ To Food with Love August 24, 2012, 8:02 am

    I’ve been looking for a chocolate ice cream recipe because the kids have been asking me to make some. How timely your post is! Your choc ice cream looks so professionally made and I’m impressed with how many step by step photos you’ve managed to take. Looks really really yum! So does it make a difference if I eat the ice cream 1 or 5 days later? I might need to get a freezer that has a lock and key (or maybe no key!).

  • Divya August 24, 2012, 8:32 am

    Oh wow, Nami! That ice-cream looks divine! I know how you said to wait 5 days to eat it, but I’m not sure I could ever wait that long! :)

  • Reese@SeasonwithSpice August 24, 2012, 8:43 am

    Your son is a lucky boy!:) This homemade gourmet ice cream must be the best way to celebrate his new school year. I just love how dark the ice cream looks! Good quality chocolate is surely a must. So luscious and dreamy…BUT, I doubt I can wait for 5 days. It’d be a torture!

  • The Squishy Monster August 24, 2012, 9:25 am

    I would say it’s worth the wait—that looks like some deeply intense chocolate! YUM!!

  • Peggy August 24, 2012, 9:47 am

    Nami, just looking at this, I can tell it’s so chocolately in flavor! Can’t wait to try it =)

  • love2dine August 24, 2012, 9:57 am

    tomorrow is saturday, i am going to learn how to make it. that sure looks yummy!

  • Adora's Box August 24, 2012, 9:59 am

    I am not an ice cream person, Nami, but reading this and seeing the photos just left me craving for a chocolate fix, preferably ice cream. I like the intense chocolate flavour and the caramel notes. So decadent.

  • Nava Krishnan August 24, 2012, 11:44 am

    Thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comments. Its an honor to get to know another superb and great foodie. The pics says it all about the ice-cream as these are so breathtaking and worth the try for a home made version.

  • Kitty August 24, 2012, 11:48 am

    Looks so tempting. I think I need to pull out the ice cream maker and make this for my husbands b’day in September.

  • Carolyn August 24, 2012, 1:25 pm

    Love making ice cream…never did try chocolate before because it seems a lot of work but you make it look so easy. looks so yummy

  • Baltic Maid August 24, 2012, 3:24 pm

    This chocolate ice cream looks amazing. So rich and chocolately! I love it! I’m usually more of a frozen yogurt girl but your recipe and pictures have me convinced. I have to try this. Soon!

  • Gina August 24, 2012, 5:25 pm

    I don’t think I could wait that long, lol. Your son is one smart boy. I bet you are missing him, but glad to have a few minutes to yourself. Hope you have a great weekend.

  • Ira Rodrigues August 24, 2012, 5:30 pm

    Your chocolate ice cream definitely looks divine! How i wish to have chocolate machine at home one day:) i love last picture, im drooling over!

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious August 24, 2012, 6:14 pm

    Awwwww, congrats to your son starting first grade! How cute. And this ice cream – 5 days?! I totally need to plan ahead to make this because it looks amazing!

  • Yelena August 24, 2012, 7:37 pm

    When children ask something to cook, how can you say no, even if you need to make it for 5 days. I am so happy when my little guys are asking for treats. I think they are very special moments in a childhood, I remember my cosy breakfasts and afternoon teas, and summer berries preserves-)) My mother always cooked my favorite stuff. Nice talking to you as usually, Nami!

  • Jenn and Seth August 24, 2012, 8:44 pm

    aww, that is so cute that your son started first grade! holy cow, this ice cream is gorgeous – it looks so rich and creamy and chocolatey! i need some of this amazingness in my life!

  • Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen August 24, 2012, 9:19 pm

    Mmmm…this ice cream looks so rich and delicious! Wish I had a scoop right now! :)

  • Blackswan August 24, 2012, 10:22 pm

    Wow, looking at the list of comments, there’re so many ice-cream lovers like myself! Thank God I just had a bar of Matcha ice-cream with wafer or I’d be drooling! Congrats, u’re also holding a Giveaway. Good luck to all participants!

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  • Marta@What should I eat for breakfast today August 25, 2012, 5:27 am

    I could wait 5 days for this ice creams. I am only afraid my hubby could not, hahaha. It looks amazing, very delicious pictures. And a great recipe.

  • Yuri August 25, 2012, 6:54 am


    初日の学校から帰ってきて、こんなに手の込んだ愛情たっぷりのアイスクリームで「おかえり~」って迎えてもらえたら、満面のスマイルですよね♪ まだまだ残暑厳しい日本では、見てるだけで涼しくなるレシピです。写真もすごく素敵♪

  • Nancy/SpicieFoodie August 25, 2012, 7:04 am

    Congratulations to your son on his first year of school, how exciting. I too would have choosen chocolate ice cream to celebrate:) Apple products do make our life much better, hehe.
    Nami, all of your ice cream recipes are fantastic. I hope you are having a great weekend.

  • Sanjeeta KK August 25, 2012, 7:09 am

    What a wonderful way to celebrate a new beginning…am sure your son would have loved this treat! Yummity-yum…

  • dassana August 25, 2012, 7:40 am

    wow… simply lovely… even though i don’t like ice creams… i do want to make this one without eggs and using a gourmet chocolate.

  • sonia August 25, 2012, 7:41 am

    Hi nami, Its always fun to see ur delish recipes. And this icecream is just looking amazing. I am so tempted to make it on my isle some day pretty soon. Enjoy your weekend. It is looking so good with all the lovely pictures and write up as well. I have been here after a while but enjoyed scrolling through your rest of the wonderful recipes. Have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks for sharing awesome recipes.
    Best Regards, Sonia !!!

  • Andrea August 25, 2012, 8:30 am

    Nami, your Dark Chocalate Ice Cream looks so decadent and utterly delicious, I would love to try some right away! It is quite nice to read that your son chose this kind of ice cream flavor, I love it when kids choose a more “adult” flavor and not one that is so overly sweet. – you really taught him well! Our best wishes for a terrific start to his school year!

  • Tina (PinayInTexas) August 25, 2012, 9:01 am

    Nami, that chocolate ice cream of yours looks so good! I doubt my family could wait for 5 days though!
    Btw, I want to wish Enzo a fun-filled year in 1st grade! Cherlin will start 1st grade this Monday and I can see how excited she is too!

  • Orchidea August 25, 2012, 9:08 am

    Hi, I love ice-cream… I make often ice-cream in summer but this year summer has been very very cold so only made one, vanilla ice-cream and it was delicious. Last year I made chocolate ice-cream, the recipe was very similar to your, only I used more milk and less cream.
    I am so glad I found you blog because I want to learn more about Japanese cousine and some day I would like to go to Japan.

  • Sammie August 25, 2012, 10:20 am

    wow Nami!! This chocolate ice cream looks sooooo amazing!!! No wonder your son loves it so much! Great step-by-step pictures too for people like me who’s never made it before! haha..

  • Kristy August 25, 2012, 11:00 am

    I don’t think Mr. N could survive a five day wait to eat ice cream! Especially chocolate. :) I hope your son’s first days of first grade went really well! :)

  • Parsley Sage August 25, 2012, 12:15 pm

    You had me at ‘truffle.’ I can tell you right now though…there’s NO WAY I’d be able to wait 5 days. The smell of chocolate would kill me!

    Hope your itty bitty’s first day at school went well!

  • Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers August 25, 2012, 3:04 pm

    5 days is too much to wait for my kids who are crazy about chocolate ice cream. But I love your version! It looks soooo delicious! Maybe I can hide it in the freezer and keep it a secret. :-)

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella August 25, 2012, 3:36 pm

    I saw these on facebook just before I lost access to the internet but not before I started drooling! I’m back online and I’m still drooling! :D

  • Sandra August 25, 2012, 5:30 pm

    Good things come to those who wait and this looks so worth it. I haven’t had really good chocolate ice cream in a long time.

  • Jay August 25, 2012, 5:46 pm

    I love chocolates! this recipe difinitely help my cravings. tnx and a big WOW!

  • Dara August 25, 2012, 6:29 pm

    I LOVE the step by step photos. I am such a dum dum when it comes to making ice cream – it never comes out properly. Thanks for the great post.

  • Lora @cakeduchess August 25, 2012, 7:56 pm

    Since chocolate ice-cream isn’t my favorite, I could wait for this one. It is worth the wait! Looks so good, Nami. Your photos are very tempting tonight:)Such a wonderful treat for your new 1st grader:)

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com August 25, 2012, 8:45 pm

    That is one delicious chocolate ice cream. And I have to wait for 5 days?!? My will-power is being challenged ;)

  • anna August 25, 2012, 8:51 pm

    this chocolate ice cream looks so rich and amazing! love it!

  • kyleen August 25, 2012, 9:04 pm

    Oh my goodness this chocolate ice cream looks INTENSE. Great minds think alike, it seems–I actually have a chocolate sorbet base chilling in the fridge right now. I’m actually using David Lebovitz’s Vegan Chocolate Sorbet recipe. I’m kind of apprehensive about how good a vegan chocolate sorbet can be. If it doesn’t work out, then I’m turning to this recipe/.

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. August 25, 2012, 10:45 pm

    Wow, Nami!! This looks so rich and decadent!! Totally worth the wait!

  • Raymund August 26, 2012, 1:48 am

    You’re in a roll wit your ice cream creations, this looks so chocolatey good

  • Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake August 26, 2012, 5:14 am

    Chocolate is my all time favourite ice cream flavour! :D Whenever I go out if I see a good chocolate ice cream, that’s what I always go for, it’s different for my boyfriend who likes to go for fruity flavours. I think he’s weird. :P Your ice cream look ssoooo good!! I can’t wait for hotter weather around here to try this recipe out. :)

  • torviewtoronto August 26, 2012, 7:37 am

    this looks fabulous delicious pictures would like to enter the giveaways

  • Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious August 26, 2012, 1:02 pm

    YUM!!!! Love it Nami :) I almost didn’t believe it when I saw an ice-cream post from you :-) J/k… but this looks perfect :)

  • kitchenriffs August 26, 2012, 1:29 pm

    This looks terrific! I had to laugh at you getting this into electronic form so you could make it from your iPad – I’m so into getting all my recipes onto my electronic devices (it’s one of the reasons I started my blog!). Really nice recipe – looks wonderful. I can certainly see why your son requested this!

  • Ilke August 26, 2012, 6:05 pm

    I dont have an icecream machine but by God! I am making this! Looks very rich. Good things take time and I am willing to go through 5 days of icecream fasting :)

  • rebecca August 26, 2012, 6:48 pm

    you make the best ice cream and thanks for the sushi tips

  • Anne@FromMySweetHeart August 26, 2012, 9:09 pm

    Nami…..this ice cream looks so rich, dark and chocolatey! I bet it was fabulous! I’ll take mine with nuts on top please! I hope your son has a wonderful school year and that you will be rewarding him with this luscious dessert often! : )

  • [email protected] August 26, 2012, 10:07 pm

    yum! 5 day ice-cream. but it’s totally worth it right? :)

  • Laura @ Family Spice August 27, 2012, 5:40 am

    This recipe requires patience, for sure! Sounds worth it! I’m not an ice cream eater, but I am a bonafide chocoholic! I had a tough time when I eldest started kindergarten. Then I realized that 3 hours a day was not enough time to get what I needed done! I’m having a harder time with him starting middle school. Makes college that much closer!

  • Katerina August 27, 2012, 8:10 am

    I never say no to chocolate ice cream and this one looks particularly appetizing! I wish I was there to enjoy it! This is such a great competition Nami!

  • Sylvia August 27, 2012, 12:30 pm

    Oh my!! How amazing does this look!!!!??????? And how in the world would I be able to wait 3 whole days before diving in? That would take a miracle!!

  • Terra August 27, 2012, 9:05 pm

    Holy Cats 5 days? well it sounds like it is all worth it! The ice cream looks so rich and creamy! Take care, Hugs, Terra

  • Tzu Chan August 28, 2012, 6:30 am

    Cooked the Nikujaga recipe today http://justonecookbook.com/recipes/nikujaga/

    My wife loved it :-)

    • Nami August 28, 2012, 11:57 pm

      Hi Tzu! I’m so happy your wife enjoyed Nikujaga recipe. :) Thanks for letting me know!

  • Shirley August 28, 2012, 11:19 pm

    My god… chocolate AND caramel? This would not last 5 days with me!

  • christobel August 29, 2012, 10:39 am

    Finally.. an ice cream recipe that does not require the use of ice cream machine.. looks good

  • Jane Ma August 30, 2012, 4:24 pm

    Flying to SF Sept. 7, this really comes in handy!

  • Claire August 30, 2012, 7:17 pm

    Chocolate ice cream please;) sharing is caring!!

  • Claire August 30, 2012, 7:19 pm

    Must. Try. Chocolate. Ice Cream.

  • Delishhh August 30, 2012, 8:10 pm

    Very nice giveaway! And i know why your son wants chocolate ice cream – this looks fabulous!!

  • Swee San @ The Sweet Spot October 6, 2012, 7:48 am

    hrmm… why do u need to freeze 3 days for it ?but oh god, it looks intensely CHOCOLATEEYYY I gotta make it!!!

    • Amy October 17, 2012, 6:21 am

      Hi there. I have just found your blog via Merci Mama (also new to me), I too, like Swee San, would like to know what the purpose of the 5 days process is. Do you know? Is it to do with flavour, or texture, or both? DOes it taste like it has a swirl of caramel in it, or does this just get blended in with the chocolate flavour? I was intrigued to see that both your recipe here, and the gelato recipe (not 5 days and no cream) on Merci Mama, contain the caramel stage. I have never added this to chocolate ice cream before, hence the question. I am now going to explore your blog some more!

      • Nami October 18, 2012, 11:22 am

        Original recipe didn’t say why chefs at St. John waited for a couple of days. Maybe the flavor to ripen? I’m sorry I cannot answer your question. The caramel is blended in the chocolate flavor. Thank you for checking my blog! :)

  • camella April 16, 2013, 1:31 am

    thanks a lot for the recipe… ^^ it’s look very delicious

    • Nami April 17, 2013, 11:24 pm

      Hi Camella! You’re welcome, I’m happy to hear you liked the recipe! :)

  • Jaclyn May 30, 2013, 11:19 am

    This ice cream looks delicious! I want that cone with pretzels on top :)! Love that pic!

  • milkteaxx May 30, 2013, 6:09 pm

    ohh looks really good. i normally make NQN’s no churn ice cream because it is simple and i dont hv to wait so long to eat it!

  • Minerva Glass January 24, 2014, 5:20 am

    I wanna try this, but it seems difficult. Yet the ingredients aren’t cheap. They’re also quite difficult to find. But this is great. Are you find all of these recipes by yourself? You must be sooo great!

    • Nami January 24, 2014, 10:16 am

      Hi Minerva! This was so good – but as I wrote, it takes 5 days (mostly waiting period)…. but it was amazing!

      No, this recipe was not mine, and when I use someone’s or adapted from someone’s recipe, you can see the source in Note section of my recipe. There’s a link, so you can click to see the original recipe. :) Japanese food is my original, but when it comes to dessert, I usually rely on someone’s recipes and start adapting my version from there.

      Thank you! :)

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