Old-Fashioned Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream dessert for a hot summer night of gathering with your family, friends, or neighbors! Perfect for Mother’s Day and summer entertaining!

Old-Fashioned Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

“Lazy days of summer” really don’t exist in our home this year! Everyone is either working or enjoying the outdoors, and then coming together in the evening for a delicious summer meal. Ending with this OLD-FASHIONED HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM recipe is always a summer fave!

Old Fashioned Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Over the 4th holiday, my Old-Fashioned Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream recipe went bonkers on Pinterest! In fact, this comment on my blog yesterday, which made me smile!

Just wanted to let you know what a success your recipe was at my church get together last night. There were 3 of us ladies making homemade ice cream, all vanilla, and the one I made, your recipe, won, hands down. It wasn’t a contest, so to speak, but mine was almost completely gone, and the other 2 were barely touched! The brown sugar really makes a difference. Thanks again.

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS TO MAKE HOMEMADE ICE CREAM?

Easy–eggs, half and half, whipping cream, brown sugar (which makes it so good), regular white sugar, salt, cocoa, and vanilla. Of course rock salt and ice for the process of making it.

What makes the ice cream it’s best is the ice/salt mixture and fat content of ice cream!

Right away I will tell you, THERE IS NO SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK in this recipe!

Old-Fashioned Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

It’s been a fantastic summer, one that I never want to forget. So many sweet memories, I can’t help but think back to my kids being little people. I always thought, these are the moments. And they were! (photo 1998)

But now, as we sit around the table at night, life is even sweeter now than it was then.

How can that be? We all grow, mature, and learn to love each other more.

My 55th Birthday today

Being my birthday today, here’s my hospital picture 55 years ago! Wow, have hospital baby pictures ever changed over the years! Now newborn hospitality shots are staged and beautiful, where 55 years ago, the nurse held the head up and … SNAPOO!

I’m so grateful for my mother and father. I had the best role-model-parents. My mom (remember infant seats–above), and my dad was always the family photographer!

Homemade Ice Cream

Today … spending time with my own family.

The things we long for when our babies are so tiny definitely change over time. I remember wanting a “break,” for things to be “clean,” for my kids to “stay clean,” to get a good night’s sleep, for my kids to act like angels (ha!), always getting along. Yeah, right! Those things seem so simplistic to me now.

I find myself now savoring the sweet affection our kids have toward each other, delicious conversations, great dinners together (with THIS yummy Old-Fashioned Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream), and seeing and hearing their stories, thoughts, opinions, experiences, through their eyes!

Old-Fashioned Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

My mom’s recipe, this time with cocoa, it’s a delicious creamy chocolate-y dessert. For summer, there’s nothing quite like homemade ice cream (made with ice and rock salt).

How long does it take for the ice cream to be set?

It takes about 30 minutes up to an hour for the ice cream to be “set.”

If my mom was alive today, I think she’d love this post today :) Happy 55th Birthday to me, Mom & Dad!

Old-Fashioned Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

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Old-Fashioned Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

Makes about 2 1/2 - 3 quarts!

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 quart half and half
  • 1 quart whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. vanilla
  • Ice
  • Rock salt

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl; beat together on medium with a hand mixer or stand mixer for 1-2 minutes.
  • Fill the ice cream freezer and make according to appliance directions, layering a lot of ice and rock salt, until the machine shuts off.
  • Immediately remove the paddle; place the lid back on. Cover with more ice and a heavy towel until ready to eat (so ice cream continues to freeze and set).

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More treats: Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites [Baker Mama], White Chocoalte Brownies [Two Peas and Their Pod], Freezer Apple Pie [Southern Plate].

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Reposted from August 2017.

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