A best is capable of making healthy smoothies, milkshakes, and juices and we know that very well. But did you know that you can make the best chocolate ice cream by simply putting the right ingredients into your regular blender?
Today, we will take a look at how to make chocolate ice cream in a blender. There are tons of ice cream recipes that one can use to make delicious ice cream using an ice cream maker at home. But what we love about making chocolate ice cream in a blender is that you are in control of what goes into your ice cream. You can do it your way with your own ingredients and make it healthier and tastier.
This also means you can have ice cream without all the sugar and preservatives that go into the ice cream you find at nearby ice cream bars. Usually, you require some type of milk, cream, cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla, and ice for the texture. You need milk and heavy cream to get the right texture and richness, and other ingredients help you get the right flavor.
While making chocolate ice cream in your blender, there are few things you should keep in mind. First of all, do not use water else it will make your ice cream coarse and grainy which is the last thing you’d want in smooth ice cream. The smoothed-out ice and the milk powder will add an extra richness without the need to add any additional liquid to the mixture. Non-fat milk powder makes the ice cream tastier, richer, and creamier even though you are using a blender.
If you have time I’d recommend you to fill an entire ice cube tray with milk and freeze it for at least 12 hours prior to making ice cream. Rather than having an icy milkshake, you will get delicious and legit ice cream. If you don’t have time, it’s not necessary to freeze anything beforehand except for the regular ice cubes.
The recipe we are going to discuss today has a strong bitter/sweet chocolate flavor. You can soft serve right away when you finish blending, however, if you freeze the ice cream for about an hour, it will give your ice cream a firm texture and you will be able to use it with a cone.
How to make chocolate ice cream in a blender guideline
- ½ Cup Whole Milk
- ½ Cup Non-fat milk Powder
- ½ Cup Heavy Cream
- 2/3 Cup Sugar
- ½ Cup Cocoa Powder
- 15 Oz Ice Cubes and
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Pop in all the ingredients into the blender jar. This includes ice, milk, powder, and everything else.
Start blending at low speed until the ice is crushed and then keep blending at higher speed until the mixture becomes thick and creamy just like regular ice cream.
Once the mixture is thick enough, you can either serve the ice cream right away or you can put it in the freezer for about an hour to get the ideal texture.
You may add a tablespoon of peppermint extract with half a cup of chocolate chips. This will take the ice cream to another level with a bit of crunch and it will taste festive thanks to peppermint extracts. To add a cherry flavor to your chocolate ice cream, add half a cup of cherries along with other ingredients. It is one of the simplest variations that give your chocolate ice cream a fruity flavor. You can try the same with banana and strawberry as well. Simply, you can add any of your favorite fruits to create a new variation. For a classic cookies n cream ice cream, crush 6-8 Oreos into the mixture and stir them into the ice cream once blended. If you freeze the mixture, the Oreo chunks will have an amazing flavor.
This is as simple as it gets. Making ice cream with a blender is no rocket science and it helps when you are craving a scoop of your favorite ice cream. Just get up and blend! So this is it for today, do let us know how your ice cream turned out and what flavor did you use? We would love to know your thoughts!