Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe - USA

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe - USA
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: overnight | Servings: 8


Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Indulge in a creamy and delicious treat with this homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream recipe. Perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth on a hot summer day, this recipe is sure to be a hit with family and friends.


Chocolate Chip Ice Cream has been a classic dessert for decades, loved by people of all ages. The combination of rich chocolate and creamy ice cream is a match made in heaven, creating a dessert that is both comforting and indulgent.


How to prepare

  1. Heat 1 cup of morsels and sweetened condensed milk in a large, heavy-duty saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly for 2 to 3 minutes until the morsels are melted.
  2. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in half-and-half and vanilla extract.
  3. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker. Freeze according to the manufacturer's directions.
  4. Coarsely chop the remaining morsels and add them halfway through the freezing process.


  1. Pour the prepared ice cream mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Freeze for 2 hours or until it is almost firm.
  2. Spoon the mixture into a large mixer bowl; beat until smooth but still frozen. Stir in the chopped morsels.
  3. Return the mixture to the pan; cover tightly. Freeze for 6 hours or overnight until it is firm.


  • Try using dark chocolate chips for a richer flavor.
  • Add chopped nuts or caramel swirls for extra texture and flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to constantly stir the mixture while heating to prevent the chocolate from burning.

- Adding the chopped morsels halfway through the freezing process will ensure that you get delicious chocolate chunks in every bite.

- For a creamier texture, beat the partially frozen mixture before adding the chopped morsels.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this Chocolate Chip Ice Cream in a bowl or cone, topped with extra chocolate chips or a drizzle of chocolate sauce for an extra indulgent treat.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to follow the manufacturer's directions for your ice cream maker to ensure the best results.

- For the freezer method, make sure to beat the partially frozen mixture until smooth before adding the chopped morsels.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use any brand of semi-sweet chocolate chips in place of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®.

- For a dairy-free version, use coconut milk or almond milk in place of half-and-half.

Make Ahead Tips

Prepare the ice cream mixture ahead of time and freeze it until ready to serve. Just be sure to let it soften slightly before scooping.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the Chocolate Chip Ice Cream in a fancy dish with a sprig of mint or a dusting of cocoa powder for an elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this indulgent dessert with a glass of cold milk or a hot cup of coffee for the perfect combination of flavors.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover ice cream in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. Let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before scooping.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 320 per serving


Carbohydrates: 32g per serving


Total Fat: 18g per serving

Saturated Fat: 11g per serving


Protein: 6g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Calcium: 20% of daily value per serving

Iron: 8% of daily value per serving


Contains milk and soy ingredients.


This Chocolate Chip Ice Cream recipe is a delicious treat that is rich in carbohydrates and fats, with a moderate amount of protein. It also provides a good source of calcium and iron.


This Chocolate Chip Ice Cream recipe is a delicious and creamy treat that is perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings. With a rich chocolate flavor and chunks of chocolate throughout, this homemade ice cream is sure to be a hit with everyone.

How did I get this recipe?

I vividly recall the moment I first laid eyes on this recipe for Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Margaret's house. Margaret was known for her delicious homemade ice cream, and she invited me into her kitchen to watch her make a batch of her famous Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.

As Margaret gathered the ingredients and began to mix them together, I watched in awe. She explained each step to me, from the creamy base to the perfect ratio of chocolate chips. I was fascinated by the process and knew that I had to learn how to make this delectable treat myself.

After tasting a spoonful of the finished product, I begged Margaret for the recipe. She laughed and told me that she had been sworn to secrecy by her own grandmother, who had passed down the recipe to her. But Margaret saw the passion in my eyes and decided to teach me the recipe herself.

We spent the rest of the afternoon in her kitchen, measuring, mixing, and tasting until we had the perfect batch of Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. I wrote down every step, every measurement, every little trick that Margaret shared with me. And from that day on, I was determined to master the art of making this delicious dessert.

Over the years, I experimented with different variations of the recipe. I tried adding a splash of vanilla extract for extra flavor, or folding in some crushed nuts for a crunchy texture. Each time I made a new batch of Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, I felt a sense of pride and accomplishment.

I shared the recipe with my own children, who would gather around the kitchen table to help me mix the ingredients. They would take turns stirring the creamy base, or sprinkling in the chocolate chips. It became a beloved family tradition, one that I hoped would be passed down for generations to come.

As the years passed, I continued to make my Chocolate Chip Ice Cream for special occasions and gatherings. It became a staple at family reunions, birthday parties, and holiday celebrations. Friends and neighbors would often request a batch of my famous ice cream, knowing that it was made with love and care.

One summer, I entered a local ice cream competition with my Chocolate Chip Ice Cream recipe. I was nervous, but confident in my creation. When the judges announced that my ice cream had won first place, I felt a surge of joy and pride. My hard work and dedication had paid off, and I knew that my grandmother and Margaret would be proud.

As I stood on stage, accepting my award, I thought back to that warm summer day in Margaret's kitchen. It was there that I had first laid eyes on the recipe for Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, and it had changed my life forever. I was grateful for the friendships, the memories, and the delicious desserts that had come from that one simple recipe.

And so, as I continue to make my Chocolate Chip Ice Cream for my loved ones, I am reminded of the joy and connection that food can bring. It is not just a recipe, but a story, a tradition, a legacy. And I am grateful for every moment spent in the kitchen, creating something sweet and delicious for those I hold dear.


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