Frozen Chocolate Cream

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 12 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Cook 15 mins

Don't let the odd title fool you—this ultra-rich dessert is like homemade ice cream that you never have to stir or churn.

Frozen Chocolate Cream
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

As it's frozen, you can make it days ahead. You will need an instant-read thermometer.


3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
2 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped coarsely
5 pasteurized egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups heavy cream
2 to 3 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, cut into shavings (slivers) (optional)


  1. Combine sugar and water in a small heavy saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cover and cook 3 minutes. Uncover and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until temperature of the syrup registers 230F.
  2. Remove from heat and add chocolate. Stir with a whisk until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.
  3. Beat egg yolks with a mixer at high speed about 5 minutes or until thick and lemon-colored. Add cooled chocolate mixture, vanilla and salt. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
  4. In another bowl, using clean beaters, whip cream on medium speed until soft peaks form (do not overbeat). Fold into chocolate mixture. Spoon into wine glasses or goblets and cover each glass tightly with foil. Freeze overnight or up to 4 days.
  5. To serve, let stand at room temperature 15 to 20 minutes. Remove foil and garnish with chocolate shavings if desired.

Recipe by Greg Patent.



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