Death by Chocolate Ice Cream

  • Prep 5 mins
  • Total 24h 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

For the ultimate chocolate lover! Enjoy this rich and chocolatey ice cream recipe.

CREAMi PREP TIP: Make the most of your time by prepping several CREAMi™ Pints at once! Incorporate your favorite ice cream ingredients into your weekly grocery trip, then, Creamify™ on demand whenever a craving strikes! Looking for more pints? Purchase more at

The Best Homemade Death by Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Are you a chocoholic in search of the perfect chocolate ice cream? If your idea of perfection is rich and creamy chocolate ice cream with bites of chocolate chips and brownie chunks, you may have found your perfect match.

Chocoholics and sweet-loving foodies everywhere are dishing about this recipe for one reason: it’s delicious. And while it won’t take much prep time, there is an agonizing 24-hour waiting period to freeze the ingredients before you prepare them. We believe that 24 hours will only make your heart grow fonder for this homemade chocolate ice cream recipe that will finally satisfy the chocolate craving you have.   

What Is in Death by Chocolate Ice Cream?

Death by chocolate ice cream combines some of the world’s best foods: variations of chocolate. The recipe calls for chocolate chips, brownie chunks (need we say more?) and cocoa powder and combines the deliciousness of those ingredients with the full-fat flavors of heavy cream, whole milk and cream cheese.

The great thing about this recipe is that you can easily substitute other things for the mix-ins. Don’t like brownies? Substitute velvety fudge instead. Prefer white chocolate? Use white chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate.

When to Serve Death by Chocolate Ice Cream

Perhaps the better question is when is it appropriate to NOT serve death by chocolate ice cream? We envision serving this luscious dish on every imaginable special occasion, on a hot day, for dessert after any meal or during the holidays. And if you’re looking for an excuse to make it and don’t have an upcoming event, why not plan a death-by-chocolate-making event with friends or family?

How to Serve Death by Chocolate Ice Cream

This death by chocolate ice cream recipe is great by itself served in a bowl or cone, but you’re not limited to only serving it this way. By using other SharkNinja products, you can get creative with the ice cream and make a one-of-a-kind dessert.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

What’s better than chocolate peeking out of the soft and chewy ends of an ice cream sandwich? Never face a boring vanilla ice cream sandwich again when you fill the center with the goodness of the best chocolate ice cream recipes!

Ice Cream Cake

An ice cream cake is only as good as the ice cream that was used to make it. If you are looking to create an unforgettable ice cream cake, why not use the ultimate chocolate ice cream to make it? Imagine pairing the rich chocolate flavor with homemade whipped cream to form the perfect cake.


Sure, you can add maple syrup or honey to your waffles, or you could take the less-well-traveled path and get creative by adding death by chocolate ice cream. To make it, use your Ninja® Belgian Waffle Maker PRO NeverStick™ to make the waffles and then dollop huge scoops of ice cream on top. Want more? Top the ice cream with raspberries or strawberries to add an extra zing.

Banana Split

Oh, where do we start? Chocolate ice cream has always been an essential part of a good banana split, but if you want to take it up a notch, add this death by chocolate ice cream recipe to it. Then, pair the velvety richness of theice cream with the perky flavor of strawberry and the soothing smoothness of vanilla for a banana split that won’t soon be forgotten.

Cake or Brownie 

After you’ve taken your cake or brownie out of the Ninja® Foodi™ 10-in-1 Smart XL Pro Air Fry Oven (Why yes, you can bake a cake in the air fryer!), it’s time to top it with chocolate goodness. Wait for the cake or brownie to cool a bit, and then pile on the death by chocolate ice cream. We promise you won’t stop until you’ve eaten the last bite!


  • Contains Milk/Dairy

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy

Cooking mode

Step-by-step instruction without your screen going to sleep

  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips, for mix in
  • 2 tablespoons brownie chunks, for mix-in


  • Step 1

    In a large microwave-safe bowl, add the cream cheese and cocoa powder, microwave for 10 seconds. Add the sugar and vanilla extract and with a rubber spatula, combine until the mixture looks like frosting, about 60 seconds.

  • Step 2

    Slowly mix in the heavy cream and milk until fully combined and sugar is dissolved.

  • Step 3

    Pour base into an empty CREAMi™ Pint. Place storage lid on pint and freeze for 24 hours.

  • Step 4

    Remove pint from freezer and remove lid from pint. Remove pint from freezer and remove lid from pint. Place pint in outer bowl, install Creamerizer™ Paddle onto outer bowl lid, and lock the lid assembly on the outer bowl. Place bowl assembly on motor base and twist the handle right to raise the platform and lock in place.

  • Step 5

    Select ICE CREAM.

  • Step 6

    With a spoon, create a 1 ½-inch wide hold that reaches the bottom of the pint. Add chocolate chips and brownie chunks to the hole and process again using the MIX-IN program.

  • Step 7

    When processing is complete, remove ice cream from pint and serve immediately with desired toppings.