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Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream: With homemade chocolate truffle bits and homemade chocolate liquor, this ice cream is ideal for the die-hard chocoholic!

Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream scoops in a white bowl

Heavenly Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream

It has been hot as blazes in Indianapolis…with August like heat and humidity. Well, there was one perk to our sultry forecast, ice cream season had arrived. I was lucky enough to be given a copy of Scoop Adventures, The Best Ice Cream of the 50 States by Lindsay Clendaniel. She collected the best recipes from ice cream parlors across the country and shared them along with a number of her own delectable creations. I spied this extraordinary chocolate truffle ice cream on Lindsay’s blog and knew it was perfect for my chocoholic family.

Overhead view of scoops of Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream in a white bowl

A Winning Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

I hate to admit it, but I’ve always been more of a vanilla girl. But I did have to sample just a nibble of this sinfully rich ice cream. I was immediately sold by its double dose of chocolate decadence…with both Lindsay’s homemade chocolate liquor and the luscious truffles. Velvety smooth with chunks of chocolate interspersed throughout the ice cream, even this plain Jane vanilla girl thought it was dreamy. When my oldest stopped by for Sunday dinner, I offered him samples of the three desserts taking residence in my kitchen. He hemmed and hawed over which was his favorite, but this chocolate truffle ice cream proved to be the winner. I was not a bit surprised.

I’m joining up with the Ice Cream Tuesday gang this week to share more decadent ice cream recipes from Lindsay’s blog and cookbook. I’m also giving away a copy of Scoop Adventures to one lucky reader. Check out all the phenomenal ice cream recipes plus make certain to scroll down and enter the giveaway. Giveaway now CLOSED.

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Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream

Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream

Triple Chocolate Ice Cream for the die hard chocoholic.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Yield 1 quart


Chocolate liquor:

  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate (I used semisweet)

Ice Cream Base:

  • 1 ½ cup milk, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 3/4 cup cream
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips (I used semisweet)


  1. Fill a large bowl with ice water and set aside. To make chocolate liquor; combine cocoa powder, water, and 1/3 cup sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a low boil, whisking constantly. Once you see bubbles, remove from heat and add bittersweet (or semisweet) chocolate. Let sit for 2 minutes and then whisk until smooth. Whisk chocolate liquor and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons of the milk and cornstarch, set aside. Combine remaining milk, cream, and 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan and bring to a low boil. Cook until the sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove milk mixture from heat and slowly whisk in the cornstarch mixture. Return to a boil and cook until the mixture is slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Add to the chocolate liquor and whisk to combine. Set bowl in the ice water bath to cool, 20 minutes, whisking occasionally. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. To make truffles, heat heavy cream in a microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute till hot. Add the chocolate chips to cream. Allow mixture to sit for a couple minutes to allow the chocolate to melt. Stir till smooth. Refrigerate until firm.
  5. When ice cream base is chilled, pour into ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer’s instructions. Remove truffle swirl from refrigerator and make small truffles. Sprinkle a small layer of truffle balls into a freezer-safe container and lightly spoon a layer of ice cream on top. Continue to alternate layers of truffles and ice cream until the container is full, swirling with a spoon. Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.


Total time: 12 hours with chilling and freezing times

Recipe reprinted from permission of Lindsay Clendaniel, author of Scoop Adventures

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 527 Total Fat: 40g Saturated Fat: 24g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 80mg Sodium: 133mg Carbohydrates: 37g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 23g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 8g

Recipe first shared by Lindsay on Scoop Adventures.

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Disclosure: I was sent a copy of Scoop Adventures to review.  I was not compensated for writing this post and the opinions expressed are my own.

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66 comments on “Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream”

  1. You are killing us, Liz! It melts so nice…to bad not in my bowl…

    ela h.

  2. This looks so decadent and delicious!

  3. I am a chocolate girl so this looks like triple death! by chocolate that is!

  4. This ice cream is murderous for my waist, but perfect for my taste 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. How did you get such perfectly rounded scoops of ice cream? I can use a scooper but obviously I am not as skilled at the scooping process as you. This is one rich and decadent chocolate ice cream. Take Care, BAM

  6. I’m so glad my ice cream maker is chilled because this is a must make!

  7. Chocolate is my all time favorite flavor.

  8. Oh my gosh, this looks amazing Liz! Chocolate AND truffles – what a fantastic combo! Hope it cools down for you soon, it’s been super hot here too but this ice cream would definitely help cool us down 🙂

  9. i like vanilla best too but i appreciate a rich chocolate ice cream too!

  10. Choclolate is my favor flavor of ice cream so I’d love to try this chocolate truffle ice cream as it sounds devine.

  11. My boyfriend was just asking for a really good homemade chocolate ice cream. Looks like I have no excuse not to make it! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Oh, and I can’t possibly pick a favorite. There are too many great varieties to just stick with one! Although at this second, I’d love a scoop of coffee ice cream.

  13. Oh yeah! I’d never say no to chocolate ice cream! This looks great. Save a scoop for me!

  14. My other half is eyeballing this ice cream. He is a chocoholic and ice cream aholic! Not gonna lie, I love sweet so I’d be scooping away right beside him. This looks perfect!

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