No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream is super creamy and easy-to-make homemade chocolate ice cream made with chocolate chips and no special equipment! Once you taste how creamy this is, you will want to make my Vanilla and Blueberry Ice Cream, too!

Pan of frozen No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream on a White Counter with Scoop Full of Ice Cream from Overhead.
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No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

I crave, you crave, we all crave no-churn chocolate ice cream! You get plenty of chocolate flavor in every spoonful of this frozen treat. And, I will say it many times, it will be the creamiest, most luscious texture of ice cream you will ever enjoy!

Adding Sweetened Condensed Milk to Chocolate and then that Chocolate Mixture to Whipped Cream for Chocolate Ice Cream.


Heavy Whipping Cream: Heavy cream will be mixed to make the smooth and creamy whipped cream that makes the ice cream so velvety and creamy.

Chocolate: I used semi-sweet chocolate chips in this recipe.

Sweetened Condensed Milk: Sweetened condensed milk is richer and creamier than regular milk which helps make the ice cream super creamy. It also has added sugar to sweeten up the treat, too. Be careful not to use evaporated milk; they are different.

Cocoa: For richer and darker chocolate ice cream, I used Dutch-processed cocoa. You could get away with using regular unsweetened cocoa, too.

Pouring Chocolate Ice Cream Into Pan before Freezing it.

What is No-Churn Ice Cream?

No-churn ice cream is ice cream that is made without an ice cream machine. There are also no eggs in this homemade ice cream and most often uses sweetened condensed milk as opposed to granulated sugar.

Pan with a Scoop of no-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream in the Front Showing Texture.

Is No-Churn Ice Cream Creamy?

YES! And, yes, I did mean to shout out that answer. I seriously cannot believe the velvety and creamy texture that is in every spoonful of this chocolate ice cream. There is no graininess, and now I am coming up with even more no-churn ice cream recipes like Strawberry because of how great it really is!

Bowls of Easy Chocolate Ice Cream on White Counter.

How Long Does No-Churn Ice Cream Last?

The ice cream should be stored near the back of the freezer and will last a couple of months. If you notice any freezer burn, it’s a good time to toss it. However, I can almost guarantee that the ice cream will not last more than a few days!

How Much Ice Cream Does This Make?

This batch of chocolate ice cream will make 5 cups. If you follow the recommended serving size of 1/2 cup (yeah, right), it will be 10 servings. But, of course, the serving size depends on how much you are craving chocolate ice cream.

Very Close up of a Scoop of No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream.

How to Store No-Churn Ice Cream

Yes, there are fancy and specific ice cream containers you could buy, but you could also use containers you have on hand. Here are some options:

  • Freezer-safe container
  • An old ice cream bucket (Just be sure to wash it out well and place a layer of plastic wrap on the top of the ice cream before adding the lid.)
  • A loaf pan (like the one in which you chilled the batch of ice cream) However, be sure to cover it with plastic wrap if you are going to keep it in the pan.
  • Pie plate–Again, just be sure to cover the top of the ice cream with plastic wrap.

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5 from 1 vote

No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
This decadent, creamy, rich, and satisfying Chocolate Ice Cream is made without any fancy tools or equipment! Six easy ingredients and you are in chilled chocolate heaven!


  • 2 cups (476 g) heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cup (136.5 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • cup (39 g) Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt


  • Place a 9×5-inch loaf pan in the freezer to chill.
  • To the bowl of a stand mixer, add the heavy cream. Start mixing at the lowest speed. Then, gradually increase speed to medium until the cream starts to get thicker. (The gradual progression prevents you from spraying yourself with cream.)
  • The cream will thicken and start to peak. Mix on high speed until the cream is thick and stiff. This happens quickly, so watch it closely! Set it aside.
  • In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips in 30-second increments, stirring in between until creamy. Add sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder, vanilla, salt, and 1 cup of whipped cream.
  • Gently fold the sweetened condensed milk mixture back into the mixing bowl with the rest of the whipped cream.
  • Pour the mixture into the chilled pan and freeze for at least 5 hours, or until fully set up, before serving.

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Reader Comments

  1. Sorry, I have a dumb question…if you don’t have a stand mixer, will it be any different to use an electric hand mixer? This recipe looks amazing-I’m still planning to try it.

    1. I’m not Amanda; but, I can tell you that it makes no difference what you use to whip the cream. A stand mixer, a hand mixer, or a balloon whisk, they’re all the same–just the time it takes to whip to the right consistency will vary with the method you use.

  2. Thank you for no churn ice cream recipe.Have been looking for one a long tile.My mom used to make it but I couldn’t remember all the ingredients.

    1. I came to the comments to ask this!!! Maybe in place of the melted chocolate, or even the chocolate and swirl in some peanut butter?

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