Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

July/August 2008

Your rating: None Average: 4 (118 votes)

Here's a simple recipe for low-fat chocolate ice cream. Our version has all the richness you'll need but about 90 fewer calories than store-bought premium ice cream and a whopping 15 grams less total fat and 10 grams less saturated fat per serving.

"Can this be made with two tin cans instead of with an ice cream maker? "
Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

9 Reviews for Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream


I made this and everyone loves it, including those with no health issues.
I did use Lindt 90% cacao chocolate instead of unsweetened.
It is very creamy and delicious.
It is also very filling. 1/2 cup of this has me full for hours. And even my teenage son could not eat it in large amounts, though he loved it. He swallows ice cream from the store.

The Best We have Made

I did not have unsweetened chocolate, so I used bittersweet. Did not make it too sweet, in fact it was the best we have made. I do let mine sit overnite in the frig.
So many recipes are way too rich. This is perfect.
Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

Smooth, easy to prepare. Perfect.
tastes like a fudgsicle

I used 2% milk and the full fat canned milk, because that is what I had. I only made one small addition to the recipe. Before chilling I added 2 TBS of Bailey's for flavoring, and because I've read alcohol helps prevent ice crystals. Everyone who tried it could not beleive this had no type of cream in it! I will be making this again real soon.

smooth and creamy without using cream,

Can this be made with two tin cans instead of with an ice cream maker?


I made this ice cream without the gelatin but with one extra egg yolk like a prior commenter suggested and it's really fabulous. I also skipped the straining step. I was skeptical that the only sugar in the recipe came from the sweetened condensed milk but this is plenty sweet. To me, it tastes better than the chocolate frozen yogurt I buy at my local ice cream parlor. From now on, this will be my go-to recipe for chocolate ice cream. I also plan to try all the other flavors, too.


Fields marked with * are required

Rate This*

Review Title

Tip: Use adjectives to help get your point across.


Tip: Use commas to separate pros and cons.


Tip: Use commas to separate pros and cons.


Tip: Pretend you're on the debate team and make your point.

Attach a photo

Photo Caption

If you attach a photo, please enter a caption to go with it.

Would you recommend this recipe?

Get a full year of EatingWell magazine.
World Wide Web Health Award Winner Web Award Winner World Wide Web Health Award Winner Interactive Media Award Winner