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Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream | The BEST chocolate ice cream

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.

Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream | The BEST chocolate ice cream!

A Proven Winner

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 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.

P.S. All my friends will be offering this giveaway, too, so visit them to increase your chances of winning!


Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream #ITCScoopAdventures


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

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 1/2 cup milk, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 3/4 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 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 ⅓ 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 ½ 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.

Yield: 1 quart

    Total time: 12 hours with chilling and freezing times


      Nutrition Facts
      Serving Size
      Amount Per Serving As Served
      Calories 3765kcal Calories from fat 2461
      % Daily Value
      Total Fat 273g 420%
      Saturated Fat 168g 840%
      Cholesterol 770mg 257%
      Sodium 976mg 41%
      Carbohydrate 350g 117%
      Dietary Fiber 22g 88%
      Sugars 308g
      Protein 36g

      Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

      Calories 2000
      Total Fat Less than 65g
      Sat Fat Less than 25g
      Cholesterol Less than 300mg
      Sodium Less than 2,400mg
      Total Carbohydrate 300g
      Dietary Fiber 25g
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      Recipe first shared by Lindsay on Scoop Adventures.

      To win a copy of this magnificent cookbook, follow the Rafflecoptor prompts below. You must answer the question about your favorite ice cream to be officially entered. This giveaway for those with a US address only. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before another winner is drawn. Good luck!!!
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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.


      1. My favorite ice cream flavor is strawberry but I am thinking this could become a fast favorite! Thanks for the giveaway!

      2. I am holding my breath that the stupidly hot weather will hold off and, once it gets here, that it won’t last long! August heat in June? Ugh! 🙁 The ice cream looks great–I love that chocolate liquor deal!

      3. Yum definately have to make this!

      4. I don’t even like chocolate ice cream and this looks do delicious!

      5. That just might be the best ice cream ever!

      6. You know I’m a chocoholic, too, but I usually tend to go for strawberry and vanilla ice cream. But I won’t be able to resist this!

      7. Chocolate AND truffles – that is a decadently awesome combo! Looks great!

      8. I have always been more of a chocolate girl (the darker the better) so this looks PERFECT! Want to send some of the hot weather over to the UK? It’s barely summer here! X

      9. This looks amazing! Great recipe!

      10. That looks amazing! Love the multi layers of chocolate in this recipe.

      11. Looks fabulous Liz; I’m more of a vanilla strawberry type too even though I love chocolate but the addition of the chocolate liqueur might sway me completely. 🙂

      12. You had me hook, line and sinker with the chocolate liqueur! omg!!!

      13. That chocolate icre cream looks and sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try it. I’m very intrigue with the goat cheese berry sherbet. As a ice cream loving family, I would love to try all her recipes!

      14. I love the fall and pumpkin ice cream is a favorite with Reese’s peanut butter cup being a close second. Realize, however, I have not sampled this recipe!

      15. Liz! Chocolate truffle ice cream?! You’re killing me here! I only ever buy two flavours of ice cream: chocolate or coffee. This creamy, divine concoction has my name all over it! I’m sorry to hear that it’s hot as Hades where you are. Keep cooling down with more ice cream 😉

      16. Oh man Liz, you should add some of those brownies you made into this! YUMMMMM! Looks so good!

      17. Yum! I love chocolate, but I always hated chocolate ice cream because it never tasted very chocolaty. Then I tried Maggie Moo’s award-winning chocolate ice cream and I realized chocolate ice cream CAN be good if done correctly!

      18. Christy Spurlock says:

        I love Dutch Chocolate Ice Cream but wouldn’t turn any flavor away except coconut.

      19. Ooh this sounds wonderful Liz. I love, love, love, chocolate ice cream. My all time favorite is Rocky Road but honestly any chocolate will do. I’m in the mountains now so haven’t been online much for the past few weeks getting ready to leave and teaching classes. Hopefully I’ll be back again soon as I definitely need to post something myself. This book sounds like a winner!

        Stay cool!

      20. My favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla, but this could definitely be a close second!

      21. My favorite is my homemade bittersweet chocolate ice cream.

      22. I love chocolate truffles and I can only imagine how happy my mouth will be when I stuff it with this delicious looking ice cream?!!

      23. Well, I KNOW Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream has to be amazing if it sold the vanilla lover! Have I mentioned that I think your baby boy is brilliant?? :=)

      24. Auntiepatch says:

        Mud Pie

      25. I’ve made two batches of ice cream so far this season and I might as well keep the party going with this one. It looks amazing!

      26. I’m a vanilla girl too but this chocolate truffle ice cream is gorgeous, Liz!

      27. Karen Oliver says:

        I usually love vanilla, but this chocolate truffle looks soooo good!

      28. Hotly Spiced says:

        I’ve always been more vanilla than chocolate too but your image with the three perfectly rounded balls of chocolate ice cream may have me converting. I love how there are truffles blending through the ice cream. Good luck to all who can enter xx

      29. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

        It’s ice cream weather in Philly too-July has arrived with a presence! Sounds like a great recipe:@)

      30. hubby and i are vanilla people, me with chocolate syrup though!

      31. Interesting and delicious, Liz. When I saw the word truffle, I thought you meant as in truffled… it’s the season here in my neck of the woods!

      32. i love dark chocolate with peanut butter

      33. Holy Schmoly Liz, this looks totally amazing! I think one scoop would send me to chocolate heaven. My family would love it!

      34. Lovely looking ice cream, I have gotten into homemade ice cream recently thanks to the ice cream maker I got for my birthday last year. This sounds delicious I think my other half would love this as he really enjoys his chocolate.

      35. It has been insanely hot and humid here too. I could go for this ice cream so bad right now. A must make recipe.

      36. …mmm, yummy, it looks delicious!! I love chocolate ice cream, well, all ice cream!! My favorite is the Baskin Robins Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream!! 🙂 I am printing your recipe and planning to fire up the churn this weekend! I wish I could fine the Basking Robins Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream recipe!!

        Did you see my recent post; Ooey Goey Caramel Pie!!

      37. I normally don’t feel like chocolate ice cream is rich enough but this def. looks like it would pass my test!!!!

      38. Lizzy,
        You ask the most difficult questions. I have three favorites – chocolate chip cookie dough, oreo cookies and cream and vanilla. I would devour this decadent chocolate truffle ice cream too.

      39. I think I would have to say that my favorite ice cream would be this chocolate truffle, it looks amazing.

      40. The swirls in ice cream are the best part of any frozen delight. This truffle swirl has me drooling, Liz! I’m such a vanilla girl as well, but you may have converted me just now….

      41. It’s really cold here tonight but I swear I could eat that whole bowl. I love chocolate ice cream.

      42. Looks wonderful.. I am more a chocolate lover .. so I always end buying chocolate ice cream, as dark and rich as possible.

      43. Your chocolatey, chocolatey ice cream looks absolutely divine, Liz! So dark, so rich, so utterly decadently CHOCOLATE. Adding this one to my growing list of Lindsay’s ice creams I need to make!

      44. This ice cream looks really fantastic!

      45. This ice cream looks incredible! So decadent and chocolately!!! YUM!

      46. Chocolate!

      47. I have to make this too! It looks divine!

      48. Heather says:

        I love home made vanilla bean ice cream! Nothing better!

      49. My favorite ice cream is chocolate with chunks of brownies in it. Chocolate with truffles sounds just as good, though! Your ice cream looks amazing!

      50. Ooo, that book looks awesome, and so does that ice cream. So rich, indulgent and absolutely perfect for this summer heat.

        I’m hoping that although I’m not in the US I can enter as I have a friend in the US willing to ship it over to me. Thanks for sharing this heavenly recipe, Liz.

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

        ela h.

      52. This looks so decadent and delicious!

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

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

        Choc Chip Uru

      55. 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

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

      57. heather says:

        Chocolate is my all time favorite flavor.

      58. 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 🙂

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

      60. vanilla!

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

      62. 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.

      63. 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.

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

      65. 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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