Chocolate Ice Cream

makes 1 litre

When you need something cool and refreshing in the warm summer sun, nothing beats home-made!


  • 250g dark chocolate, broken up
  • 100g butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 150ml water
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 500ml double cream


  1. Place the chocolate and butter into a saucepan and warm, stirring occasionally until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat.
  2. Place the sugar and water into a clean pan. Stir over a low heat until the sugar dissolves then turn up the heat and boil for a few minutes until you have a light, clear syrup. Leave to cool for a minute.
  3. Place the yolks into a bowl and whisk, gradually adding the hot syrup, until thick and mousse-like. Whisk in the cream then fold in the chocolate mixture until well combined.
  4. Set the timer on your ice cream maker for 30 minutes. Pour the mixture into the bowl with the paddle running and leave to freeze churn. If you prefer a firmer consistency, place the bowl of your ice cream maker in your freezer for 20-30 minutes.