For a recipe that's sure to be a crowd-pleaser, you can't go wrong with No-Churn Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream. This decadent dessert requires no ice cream maker, no heating, and no fuss — just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of patience.
The outcome is completely worth it though: an incredibly rich, velvety-smooth texture combined with chocolate chips and festive toffee pieces for crunch. Imagine the delicious swirls of chocolate and caramel flavors laced throughout freshly churned ice cream! What more could someone want from a recipe?
No-Churn Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream is a perfect way to indulge in a decadent dessert without the fuss.
This recipe for No-Churn Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream is a perfect way to indulge in a decadent dessert without the fuss. This recipe works magic, with delicious cream and fudgy chocolate, heaps of crunchy toffee bits, and a surprise flavor kick from espresso powder that takes things over the top. Every scoop is an absolute delight, tantalizing the senses with its unique texture and rich flavors. Put it this way: you'll want seconds!
Prep time: 20 minutes (+ 4 hours – overnight to freeze)
Cook time: 5 minutes
- No-Churn Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream is a perfect way to indulge in a decadent dessert without the fuss.
- Ingredients needed to make the No-Churn Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream
- Instructions for making the No-Churn Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream
- Variations for the No-Churn Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream
- Storage for the No-Churn Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream
- Top tips for the No-Churn Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream recipe
- No-Churn Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream
Ingredients needed to make the No-Churn Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream
Chocolate Syrup Ingredients:
½ c. water
½ c. white sugar
⅓ c. unsweetened dark cocoa powder
1 t. real vanilla extract
⅛ t. salt
2 c. heavy cream
1 14-oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1 t. real vanilla extract
⅓ c. chocolate syrup, chilled, divided (recipe above)
⅔ c. Heath English Toffee Bits*
Garnish: Additional Heath Toffee Bits and chocolate syrup
*Can be ordered online or substituted with crushed English toffee.
Instructions for making the No-Churn Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream
- To prepare the chocolate syrup, combine the water, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt in a small skillet set over medium heat. Whisk vigorously until the sugar is dissolved and the cocoa powder is thoroughly incorporated into the mixture, approximately 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely. Cover and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container until ready to use.
- Pour heavy whipping cream into a large mixing bowl and beat on high until light and fluffy. Use a spatula while mixing to scrape the sides of the bowl to ensure all of the heavy creams is whipped. Set aside.
- Pour sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract into a large bowl and stir to combine. Lighten the condensed milk by gently folding a small amount of the whipped cream into the bowl. Do not overmix. Add the rest of the whipped cream and fold it into the mixture until thoroughly combined.
- Pour half the whipped cream mixture into a 9”x5” loaf pan and spread into an even layer. Drizzle half the chocolate syrup and spread ⅓ cup of the toffee bits evenly across the top.
- Spoon the remaining whipped cream mixture on top and spread until smooth. Repeat the process described in Step 4 with the remaining chocolate syrup and toffee.
- Insert a butter knife into the mixture at one end of the loaf pan and pull it back and forth across the length of the pan to incorporate the chocolate and toffee throughout. Cover with some plastic wrap and gently press across the top to remove any air bubbles. Place in the freezer for a minimum of four hours, or preferably, overnight.
- Remove from freezer 10-15 minutes before serving to soften. To serve, scoop into individual bowls and top with additional chocolate sauce and toffee bits, if desired. Enjoy!
Variations for the No-Churn Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream
Creating variations to the No-Churn Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream recipe can elevate your dessert from being delightful to decadent. Try adding variations that range from increasing or reducing the number of toffee pieces, using different kinds of chocolate including bittersweet, semi-sweet and white, or folding in crunchy goodies like nuts or Oreos for an extra layer of texture and surprise. There's no end to how creative you can be when it comes to variations to this delicious homemade ice cream recipe.
Storage for the No-Churn Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream
When it comes to the storage of desserts like the No-Churn Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream, proper storage is key! Created with just four ingredients, this delicious recipe does not need a churner or specialty tools thanks to its innovative no-churn technique. This decadent and creamy ice cream made with chocolate and toffee is best enjoyed within three to five days of storage in the refrigerator; however, if you take steps such as packing tightly in an air-tight container and preparing small batches, storage time may be extended. The moment it feels soft or starts losing its rich texture, it should be discarded for health safety reasons. Be sure to enjoy this amazing dessert soon after making it - it won't last long!
Top tips for the No-Churn Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream recipe
Preparing the No-Churn Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream recipe is sure to be a delightful experience. Start with the top tip of chilling your mixing bowl and beater for about half an hour before use. Assembling the ingredients for this decadent dessert will be easy, with cream, condensed milk, semi-sweet chocolate chips and toffee pieces ready to go. When combining everything together it's important not to over beat - just a few minutes of whisking should do it. Once done, spoon the mixture into a freezer container or loaf pan and wait until that irresistible dessert indulgence is top-shelf ready. With a few simple steps, you'll soon have a delicious no-churn ice cream ready for your family and friends to enjoy!
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