Classic Chocolate Ice Cream (with Peanut Butter Cookie Sprinkles)

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Sometimes nothing beats a classic, and a bowl of this classic chocolate ice cream (with peanut butter cookie sprinkles) is the perfect dessert to enjoy while you soak up the last of these summer nights!

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It’s been a busy, but incredibly rewarding, exciting and life-changing summer. Although our vacation was post-poned until next year and we STILL haven’t made it to a beach yet, I have to say, it’s been a really fun few months anyway. Now, with just two weeks left, I’m trying to plan little moments that will allow us to soak up the last bits of summer before life gets a little crazy.

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As you know, I’ve been interviewing for full-time jobs, so it’s only a matter of time before I have to put my big girl pants back on (in the form of tailored fit, skinny work pants), pack a lunch and schlep myself to an office. That and I have 5 more trips to round out this year, two of which are on the complete other side of the world (hello Fiji, New Zealand and Australia!) I’m thrilled to be traveling again, but it’s hard to jump back into the swing of that once you’ve taken a month and a half off.

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With those long trips and a new job prospect, I’m trying my best to enjoy what we have left of this beautiful summer. That means lazy afternoons by the pool, dinners outside, day trips to the fair, wineries and beach and one last hurrah over Labor Day at my family’s lakehouse. Plus as much of this classic chocolate ice cream I can physically stomach.

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Thank god for one-piece bathing suits, that’s all I’m saying.

Classic Chocolate Ice Cream

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Serves about 8.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Chill time: 1 hour


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons light cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • + Peanut butter cookies for garnish


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the cocoa powder, sugars, milk, heavy cream, light cream and vanilla extract together until sugar dissolves completely. Cover with saran wrap and chill for at least an hour.
  2. Once chilled, pour into a frozen bowl (fitted for your ice-cream maker) and attach. Turn on your ice cream maker and let churn for at least 20 minutes, or until the consistency of custard. Freeze for about 10 minutes for firmer ice cream.
  3. Serve in waffle cones with cookie pieces or enjoy on it’s own!

Nutritional information per serving (1/2 cup):

Calories: 204.12
Fat: 10 grams
Carbohydrates: 18.25 grams
Fiber: 1 gram
Protein: 2.75 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 4

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  1. Monday, August 18th, 2014
    Seriously, this looks like the best dessert EVER!
  2. Posted by Ginny McMeans on
    Monday, August 18th, 2014
    This really sound like a rich and delicious ice cream!
  3. Monday, August 18th, 2014
    Wow!So much travel to look forward to, as well as job prospects. You deserve as much ice cream as you can handle.
  4. Monday, August 18th, 2014
    Looks like we were on the same page with the ice cream recipes today - DELISHHHH!!!
  5. Monday, August 18th, 2014
    I die over a good, classic chocolate ice cream. Must have this one soon!
  6. Monday, August 18th, 2014
    Sometimes sticking with the classics is the best way to go! Looks delicious!
  7. Monday, August 18th, 2014
    Sometimes the classics are the best way to go! Love your chocolate ice cream. Mmm...
  8. Posted by Carla on
    Monday, August 18th, 2014
    I know the feeling with the job hunting and interviews. Good luck with that! And brilliant idea with the cookie sprinkles.
  9. Monday, August 18th, 2014
    Now THIS is my idea of soaking in summer. Enjoy every stick chocolate ice cream minute!
  10. Monday, August 18th, 2014
    you can never go wrong with a good chocolate ice cream. definitely could devour a scoop now!
  11. Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
    This sounds AMAZING. It's all the things my son loves in one cute cone. Love it!
  12. Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
    Yummy, yummy, yummy! I love chocolate and peanut butter together!
  13. Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
    Holy yum, Batman. This looks so stinking good!
  14. Posted by Samantha on
    Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
    I'm such a fan of PB and chocolate together. This looks AMAZING!
  15. Posted by Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom on
    Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
    Beautiful captivating photos as always Claire!
  16. Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
    enjoy soaking up every minute..cant believe summer is slowing dwindling down.