Chocolate Covered Pretzel Ice Cream

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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Ice Cream is the salty, chocolate sweetness that you just can’t stop at one bite. Heck, I have a hard time stopping at just one bowl!

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Ice Cream

Pretzel Ice Cream

Ice Cream is quite literally the dish of summer if I am in charge of choosing. It is easy to make and hits the spot on a hot day. Whether we are talking about a snack or dessert. It has milk so I would even call it breakfast.

Crunchy, sweet, chocolatey, and salty this homemade ice cream recipe checks all the boxes. By adding large pieces of pretzels at the end they keep their crunch and salty bits don’t dissolve for the perfect bite.

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It is frustrating to buy a container of my favorite ice cream, only to find it with just crumbs of the mix-in or play hide and seek with a few chunks of cookie. Pieces of pretzel and swirls of chocolate stand out in this recipe.

The most popular question I get is whether it’s possible to make ice cream without a machine. The answer is YES. You can make ice cream without a machine. Find the full directions here!

Chocolate Pretzel Ice Cream

Chocolate Pretzel Ice Cream

  • heavy cream
  • whole milk
  • sugar
  • kosher salt
  • vanilla extract
  • chocolate covered pretzels broken, not crushed

Chocolate Swirl Ingredients

  •  semi-sweet chocolate chips
  •  coconut oil
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Ice Cream

How to Make the Chocolate Swirl

  1. While the ice cream is churning, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small glass bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and stir until smooth.
  2. Let cool a bit at room temperature while the ice cream finishes churning. (If it solidifies too much to drizzle while waiting, reheat for 10-15 seconds and stir again.)
  3. When the ice cream finishes churning. Transfer half to an airtight container and drizzle generously with half of the melted chocolate. Layer with pretzel pieces. Repeat with the remaining ice cream. Place in the freezer until ready to serve.
Chocolate Chunk Pretzel Ice Cream

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These are my favorite inexpensive containers for storing ice cream. They’re perfect for gifting (who doesn’t love homemade ice cream?) storage, re-using, etc. I write the flavors on the lids with a sharpie and it washes off with dish soap.

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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Ice Cream

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Ice Cream

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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Ice Cream is the salty, chocolate sweetness that you just can't stop at one bite. Heck, I have a hard time stopping at just one bowl!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings (about 1.5 quarts)

Ingredients 

  • cups heavy cream
  • cup whole milk
  • cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • cups chocolate covered pretzels broken, not crushed

Chocolate Swirl Ingredients

  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil

Instructions

Ice Cream Instructions

  • Combine the cream, milk, sugar, salt, and vanilla in a bowl and whisk to combine. Pour into the ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Chocolate Swirl Instructions

  • While the ice cream is churning, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small glass bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and stir until smooth. Let cool a bit at room temperature while the ice cream finishes churning. (If it solidifies too much to drizzle while waiting, reheat for 10-15 seconds and stir again.)
  • When the ice cream finishes churning. Transfer half to an airtight container and drizzle generously with half of the melted chocolate. Layer with pretzel pieces. Repeat with the remaining ice cream. Place in the freezer until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 535kcal · Carbohydrates: 55g · Protein: 7g · Fat: 33g · Saturated Fat: 20g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g · Monounsaturated Fat: 9g · Trans Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 76mg · Sodium: 387mg · Potassium: 323mg · Fiber: 2g · Sugar: 36g · Vitamin A: 985IU · Vitamin C: 1mg · Calcium: 134mg · Iron: 2mg
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Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Kris Marie says

    Hi Mary, I want to make this, did you use the Wilton pan to freeze this ice cream? Thank you, this looks absolutely delicious and perfect for a hot 4th of July weekend! Have a great one!5 stars

    • Mary Younkin says

      Yes, I did, but you can use whatever is at hand. I typically use airtight plastic containers, but for a photo, the pan is easiest. I just scoop it into a storage container.