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5 steps to homemade chocolate ice cream - without a machine

July 24, 2014

While July may be National Ice Cream Month, every month of the year might as well be, as millions of gallons of this after-dinner favorite are enjoyed annually. And whether it's black raspberry, or strawberry, cookie dough or chocolate chip, you'll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't have a favorite, whether from a cup, cone or dish.

Before the month closes, why not celebrate it by making some ice cream of your own? Real Simple has a great recipe that you and your family can enjoy!

According to polling statistics, most consumers in the U.S. point to chocolate ice cream as their favorite. So this recipe will be for chocolate lovers. The best part? It doesn't require an ice cream maker!

Here are the ingredients you'll need:

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 bar of chocolate (any kind will work)

1. With a large chocolate bar, break it into several pieces so that it will melt more quickly. You can melt it in a pot on the stove or in a microwave-safe bowl.

2. Once the chocolate has a smooth, melted consistency, remove it from the stovetop or microwave and stir in the can of sweetened condensed milk. You're going to want to mix it for several minutes so that it gets nice and thick.

3. In a different bowl, pour in the 2 cups of heavy cream, blending it with an electric hand mixer until it develops the type of consistency you'd find in a can of whipped cream.

4. Grab the bowl containing mixed melted chocolate and sweetened condensed milk and add it to the now whipped heavy cream. In order to effectively mix it, be sure you fold over the mixture multiple times until it looks like they've combined completely.

5. Now grab a sealable container and place your mixture in the freezer. At the very least, it should remain there for two hours, though it wouldn't hurt to keep it in there longer.

According to Real Simple, feel free to add other ingredients to your homemade ice cream once you've gotten the hang of how to make it. For example, to give it a citrusy taste, you might want to add in some candied orange or lemon peel. For a more chocolatey, crunchy taste explosion, you could also toss in a handful of M&M's.

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