Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream

I wish David Lebovitz lived in my neighborhood instead of in Paris (hahaha), so I could thank him personally for writing my favorite cookbook ever.  The Perfect Scoop is just the best!  I love his writing style, his incredibly clear and easy to follow instructions, and most of all, his no-fail recipes.  I *heart* David and his book.

When Ben and I picked a gallon of raspberries at a nearby orchard recently, he had two requests for what I do with them: chocolate raspberry scones and chocolate raspberry ice cream.  Done and done.  If you enjoy the combo of raspberry and chocolate then you will love this ice cream.  It is quick and easy to make, and both flavors are equally prominent in this creamy concoction.  I ate it unadorned several times but topped the very last serving with fresh raspberries and that really made it over-the-top delicious!  I now think the fresh berries are an absolute must for every future serving.

Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream


1 ½ cups heavy cream

5 tbsp. unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder

2/3 cup sugar

2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen



Whisk together the cream, cocoa powder, and sugar in a large saucepan.  Heat the mixture, whisking frequently, until it comes to a full, rolling boil (it will start to foam up).  Remove from the heat and add the raspberries.  Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.


Purée the mixture in a food processor or blender.  If you wish, press the mixture through a mesh strainer to remove the seeds.


Chill the mixture thoroughly, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Source: The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz, 10 Speed Press, 2007.

8 Responses

  1. Whoa, that is ridiculously easy! I’ll have to try that very soon. My poor ice cream bowl has been sitting in my freezer for weeks untouched… so its definitely time for me to whip up some ice cream. Looks fabulous!

  2. This looks fabulous! I finally ordered my copy last week and will make my first recipe from this book this weekend. I love chocolate and raspberry together, and I know this is one of the first ones I’ll probably make.

  3. Ooooh! Chocolate and raspberry are a matched made in heaven. I can’t make this b/c I know my husband will then covet it and gain 40 lbs. lol

  4. That ice cream looks incredible! I love the chocolate raspberry combo! I’ll definitely have to try it sometime!

  5. I wish I lived in Paris near him! Great post as always. I’ve passed along an award to you. You can pick it up here.

  6. Chocolate and raspberry is a great combination, I bet this was amazing ice cream.

  7. mmmmmmmm i love chocolate and raspberry together. i really need to get that book.

  8. I’m so glad I found this recipe. I didn’t have many ingredients on hand, but really wanted to use my new KA ice cream maker attachment. I used strawberries instead of raspberries, but I’m sure it will taste just as good!

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