As delicious as ice cream is to some people, it is not the healthiest of options when it comes to food choices. You can change this by making ice cream yourself. This will allow you to control what ingredients go into it. Many ice cream recipes call for the use of heavy cream. However, you can cut out a good portion of the fat content in this treat by using other milk-based products instead of heavy cream.

Things You'll Need

Pour the chocolate syrup, whole milk, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk into a 2-qt. bowl.

Whisk the ingredients together. Make sure they are blended well or the ice cream will not set properly. You can tell they are blended completely when the liquid is a light brown color.

Place the bowl with the liquid in it into a freezer for 30 minutes.

Take the bowl out of the freezer and stir the contents of the bowl with a hand mixer to break up the ice crystals. When you are finished, place the bowl back in the freezer.

Repeat the process of removing the bowl from the freezer, stirring the contents with a hand mixer and returning it to the freezer every 30 minutes for a period of 2 hours. At the end of the 2 hours, the ice cream should be completely set. If it is not, repeat the process for an additional hour.

Eat the ice cream immediately or cover it with a lid if you plan to use it at a later time. The ice cream will remain fresh for about 30 days.


  • You can add almonds or other edible items such as candy pieces to the ice cream if you like. You will need to add them after the ice cream has frozen for 30 minutes and you have stirred the ice cream with the hand mixer.

  • If you would rather have vanilla ice cream, you can substitute 1/2 cup vanilla and 1/3 cup sugar or artificial sweetener.