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German Chocolate Cake Ice Cream

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 6 hr 25 min
  • Servings 6
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German chocolate cake lovers will flip for our chocolaty ice cream made real bits of German chocolate cake.
By Cheri Liefeld
Updated May 19, 2022
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  • 1
    Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for 13x9-inch cake; cool completely. Cut enough cake into 1-inch cubes to make 1 cup; reserve remaining cake for another use.
  • 2
    In 2-quart saucepan, heat half-and-half, milk, cocoa and chocolate chips to simmering over medium heat, stirring with whisk until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat egg yolks with whisk until lightened. Gradually add sugar, beating until blended. Gradually add warm milk mixture, stirring until combined. Return mixture to saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens, coats back of spoon and reaches 170°F. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate until cold, at least 3 hours or up to 24 hours.
  • 4
    Pour mixture into ice-cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. Meanwhile, place cake pieces on cookie sheet; freeze 20 to 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Stir cake pieces into ice cream; swirl in frosting. Transfer to freezer container. Cover; freeze 2 hours or until serving time.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Substitute your favorite Betty Crocker® cake or cookies for the German chocolate.
  • tip 2
    For plain chocolate ice cream, skip the cake pieces and frosting.


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