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Chocolate Trail Mix Ice Cream

Prep Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings


  • Ice Cream Machine


  • ¾ cup cocoa powder sifted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • cup sugar dark or light brown
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup trail mix


  • In a bowl big enough to hold all the above ingredients, combine the cocoa powder mix with the sugars and salt.
  • Add the milk and combine using a hand mixer set on low speed or a whisk like I did until everything is dissolved and combined well.
  • Add the heavy cream and vanilla and whisk until everything is again well combined. You now have your ice base.
  • Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours or as long as overnight. Maddie let it sit overnight before adding to the ice cream machine.
  • Before you add the base mixture to your ice cream maker, be sure to whisk it again.
  • Follow your cream maker’s instructions and let it do its magic for about 40 - 50 minutes. During the last 5 minutes, add the trail mix so it gets well combined with the ice cream.
  • At this time, the ice cream will be soft with a creamy texture, too soft for my liking so I stick it back into the freezer for a couple of hours to let it firm up.
  • Before serving, remove it from the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes, if you can wait that long.