Mexican Hot Chocolate No-Churn Ice Cream

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Mexican Chocolate Spice No-Churn Ice Cream

Recipe Author Jessie Sheehan
Course Dessert, Desserts, Ice Cream
Cuisine Ice Cream


  • 4 ozs full-fat cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 cups heavy cream cold
  • 14 ozs sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp rum, bourbon, vodka optional
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chopped, melted, and cooled to room temperature
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 2 tbsp Dutch process cocoa powder


  • Place a 9x5x2-inch loaf pan in the freezer while you assemble the ice cream.
  • In a food processor fitted with the blade attachment, process the cream cheese, vanilla, salt, melted and cooled semi-sweet chocolate, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and Dutch process cocoa powder until smooth, scraping the bowl as needed. Add the heavy cream and process until stiff peaks form.
  • Add the sweetened condensed milk and alcohol, if using, and process just to combine. 
  • Transfer the ice cream to the cold pan and smooth the top. Cover in plastic wrap and freeze for at least 6 hours, but preferably overnight 
  • The ice cream will keep in the freezer for a week, tightly covered in plastic wrap.

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