June 16

I scream for Ice Cream – Chocolate Bits

This year Bella turned 10 and she initially wanted me to make an ice cream cake. I set out on a path of finding ice cream recipes that did not require an ice cream maker. I don’t have one, and didn’t fancy going out to buy one.

I came across the 3 ingredient recipes, which I thought were amazing, and came up with my own slightly edited version.

I was slightly disappointed when the week before Bella’s birthday she said she changed her mind and wanted just a chocolate gluten free cake with pink icing. Sad face, I had researched, planned, drew cake designs and was super excited to make an ice cream cake. Nevertheless, I decided to just make ice cream to serve with her birthday cake.

Chocolate Bits Ice Cream

Prep time Cook time Total time
5 mins 12 hours 12 hours 5 mins

Author: Tracey Francis of Essential Olie


  • 1 x 395ml tin of condensed milk
  • 1 x 300ml cream (we used A2 cream)
  • 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract or powder
  • 50g grated gluten free milk chocolate


  1. Grate chocolate.
  2. Whip cream either using a hand beater or mix master until it is stiff peaks.
  3. Pour condensed milk into a square or rectangular dish that you can put into the freezer and mix through vanilla extract or powder.
  4. Gently fold the whipped cream into the condensed milk mixture until combined.
  5. Fold through grated chocolate.
  6. Put a lid on the dish (or cover with plastic and al-foil.
  7. Freeze overnight.
  8. Serve straight from the freezer


I played around with different flavour combinations as well, but they will be shared on the blog all in good time. If you just want vanilla then just include the first 3 ingredients in the above recipe. Some of our other flavours include chocolate/peppermint, raspberry, strawberry, honeycomb, rocky road, and gems with shop brought organic/gluten free chocolate syrup.

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