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Chocolate Ice Cream with Fudge Sauce

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Again, Bill was scrounging in the pantry for Oreos and I knew I needed to make a new dessert. This rich Chocolate Ice Cream with Fudge Sauce was the perfect way to end the meal on a hot, humid summer’s day!

Chocolate Ice Cream with Fudge Sauce in a freezer dish with an ice cream scoop

Chocolate Ice Cream with Fudge Sauce

With its deep chocolate flavor, and rich and silky smooth texture, you’ll adore this chocolate ice cream.  And to make this dessert even more sublime, I adding a luscious chocolate topping. Although the addition of the fudge sauce could cause you to lapse into a diabetic coma, that recipe is definitely worth sharing as well. 

My friend, Sharon, drops off a jar every Valentine’s Day, and it’s been a sensational topper for both ice cream and cake this month. This is the second marvelous recipe I’ve tried from David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments, and it won’t be the last.

Scoops of Chocolate Ice Cream with Fudge Sauce in a waffle cone patterned bowl

Rich Chocolate Ice Cream

You’ll definitely need to make this luscious, rich Chocolate Ice Cream with Fudge Sauce to kick off the summer. It’s guaranteed to help you beat the heat, though I don’t think my family would snub it mid-winter, either!!

Chocolate Ice Cream with Fudge Sauce in a white bowl

Chocolate Ice Cream with Fudge Sauce in a white tea cup

Chocolate Ice Cream with Fudge Sauce | Rich and dreamy double chocolate dessert!

Chocolate Ice Cream with Fudge Sauce

Dreamy chocolate Ice Cream topped with homemade hot fudge

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 25 minutes
Yield 1 quart


For Ice Cream:

  • 2 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 6 tablespoons Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For Fudge Sauce:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee, optional
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons rum


To make ice cream:

  1. Combine cream, cocoa, sugar and salt in large saucepan. Heat while whisking till the mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and add the chocolate, whisking till melted, then add milk and vanilla. David recommends pouring the mixture into a blender and processing for about 30 seconds to make sure no unmelted chocolate particles remain.
  2. Chill in refrigerator overnight or till very cold. Freeze using ice cream maker, following manufacturers instructions.

To make Fudge Sauce:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. In a sauce pan, combine butter and cream and heat until the butter has melted. Add dry ingredients to the cream mixture, constantly whisking. Boil, stirring constantly until thick and smooth, about 5 minutes. Add vanilla and rum. Cool and refrigerate unused portion.
  2. Can be reheated in a microwave, as needed.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g


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25 comments on “Chocolate Ice Cream with Fudge Sauce”

  1. You’re killing me with all these gorgeous chocolate ice cream recipes! I have to get an ice cream maker…soon!

  2. although i love chocolate i’m not a big time ice cream lover, but the fudge, oh boy, i could live on it. yours looks sinfully delicious
    thanks for sharing Lizzy, hope you’ll have a wonderful Wednesday

  3. I love recipes from DL…they work like a charm. Yours looks so very delicious!

  4. The solution to the ultimate chocolate craving. 😉 So good.

  5. Oh Lizzy, this ice cream looks luscious!!!! This recipe has Alex written all over it 😉

  6. I have a weakness for chocolate ice cream. With hot fudge, oohh man.

  7. I don’t know why, but I still haven’t mastered homemade Ice Cream. Fudge sauce however, I can do this!

  8. this looks fabulous!

  9. Looks great Lizzy…beautiful pics!

  10. I feel guilty just looking at it :)) I love chocolate ice cream so much that I can eat a whole jar by myself

  11. We want chocolate!!!! lol

  12. That looks so sinful! Yum!

  13. That really looks so decadent!! There are few pleasures greater than a bowl of rich chocolate ice cream drenched in chocolate sauce 🙂

  14. Hi Lizzy,
    Stumbled upon your blog by chance.So glad to find have great pictures and recipes.Beautiful lightning in the ice cream picture.

  15. Wow Lizzy! Tapped by Petitchef and now this! I’ve awarded you a Stylish Blogger Award. You can find all the details on my blog. Congratulations!

  16. You’re starting to convince me that I might have to break down and buy an ice cream maker…Curses!

  17. Thanks so much, everyone! Now I’m ready to work my way through all the ice cream recipe in this book.

    Allison, thank you for the Stylish Blogger Award!!! Nothing’s a bigger compliment than being called sylish 🙂

  18. Thanks, Sandra!!

    Ranvi, so nice of you to stop by and leave me a comment! Thank you for your sweet thoughts!

  19. I’ll take some chocolate with my chocolate please! I love that the ice cream recipe doesn’t have eggs in in. So simple and uncomplicated.

  20. Oh wow does this ever look heavenly!

  21. THANKS!!!! This is an excellent recipe…and I was surprised how creamy it was despite the lack of eggs.

  22. You have been busy in the kitchen this week!

  23. Lizzy, I made ice cream yesterday too – I just love my ice cream maker! I have yet to make chocolate though and this looks like the recipe to try. And there’s no such thing as too much chocolate so I’d be having mine with chocolate sauce too (and maybe a little whipped cream). Thank you so much for sharing this with Cookbook Sundays and I hope you come back next month. Have a great week!

  24. Hi, Carole!!!

    Thanks so much, Brenda! Hope to crack open a cookbook this week and join you on Sunday 🙂

  25. Thanks, sweet Mina!!!

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