Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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Enjoy the ice cream shop experience with this homemade Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream made with just a few whole ingredients.

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As a child, one of the highlights of a week would be a stop at Thrifty Drug Store. There was an old fashioned ice cream counter where for 10 cents a scoop I could get all kinds of happiness. It wasn’t expensive ice cream — obviously — but it was good.

One of the distinctives of Thrifty Ice Cream was that the “chip” in Mint Chip, Chocolate Chip, or Mocha Chip was a thin bit of chocolate. It wasn’t the chip of a chocolate chip cookie, but more like a shaving. While it might not be as decadent as a large chunk of chocolate in your scoop of ice cream, I prefer it. It melts in your mouth and sends bits of chocolate flavor scurrying around your taste buds.

I’ve recreated this chocolate “chip” experience in this recipe for Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. It’s super delicious, easy to make, and quite perfect for a hot summer day.

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FishChick9 has been helping me monkey with this recipe until it’s just how we want it. We can’t take the credit for the strawberry base. It’s inspired by Susan Branch’s recipe that my mother-in-law used to make from her very worn copy of The Summer Book. I’ve enhanced it with a bit of vanilla extract and the luscious chocolate chip.

Depending on the size of your ice cream maker, you may need to make this strawberry chocolate chip ice cream in a couple go’s. I have this model of Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker, and I need to make two small batches of ice cream. If you have a larger capacity machine, you should be styling.

Enjoy fresh summer strawberries with a dash of chocolate zest for a fun, cool, summer treat.

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Prep Time
2 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 45 mins
Enjoy the ice cream shop experience with this homemade Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream made with just a few whole ingredients.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip ice-cream, ice-cream recipe, strawberry ice-cream
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 445 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the milk, cream. Bring just to boiling. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in 3/4 cups sugar, stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow this to cool.
  2. In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, puree the strawberries and remaining 1/2 cuo sugar until very smooth. Strain this mixture through a fine sieve to remove the seeds.
  3. Chill the cream mixture and the strawberry mixture until completely cold, about 2 hours.
  4. In a small glass bowl, place the chocolate chips and the coconut oil. Heat in the microwave until the chocolate is melted. Stir well to combine. Allow this mixture to cool at room temperature.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the cream mixture and the strawberry mixture. Stir in the vanilla extract. Churn in an ice cream maker.
  6. Once the ice cream has started to thicken, drizzle the cooled chocolate mixture into the ice cream maker. The chocolate will harden immediately and break into little chunks. You might not use all the chocolate mixture. Save any leftover for “magic shell topping”.
  7. Once the ice cream is thick, pour it into freezer-safe containers and place the ice cream in the freezer to ripen. Serve once hardened.
Recipe Notes

If you have a smaller ice-cream machine then you may need to do this in two batches.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 445 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 57mg2%
Potassium 166mg5%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 999IU20%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. Mindy says

    How do you pour it in? My machine stops if you open it up.

    • Do you have the manual to your machine? Mine has an opening at the top for mix-ins. I think that’s a fairly standard practice, so I would see what your owner’s manual says.

    • You could always stir it in in a thin stream when you’re done.

  2. Joybird6 says

    This looks DELICIOUS!!!! I can’t wait to try it!!! But – I’m SUPER lazy…do I have to strain out the seeds? *grin*

  3. Ruth says

    Why do you need to heat the milk, cream and sugar? Does it impact the texture? There are no eggs in it to make a custard base. I use a Ben & Jerry’s recipe and it doesn’t call for heating and uses pasteurized eggs as to avoid the whole making a custard base issue.

  4. Catherine says

    I just made this, it’s in the freezer now. I’m a little nervous because it never got very thick. After 30 mins in my kitchenaid it got to like a melted ice cream or thin milkshake texture before I gave up and froze it.

    • I assume you have a kitchen aid ice cream maker attachment? Was the freezer section frozen for the recommended amount of time?

      • Catherine Nolen says

        Yes, the bowl was in the freezer for several days

        • If you used the right amount of cream, it should have thickened, though the time will vary depending on ice cream maker.

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