my kids' great grandmother shared this recipe for homemade chocolate ice cream on a family visit to her out in Lewis, Kansas. We have used it for every occasion and never have found anyone that doesn't love it!!
make instant pudding per package instructions then in a large mixing bowl, combine all other ingredients starting with sugar and moving on to other ingredients from there. NOTE: any flavor instant pudding may be used in place of chocolate, such as french vanilla. If other flavors are used, substitute regular milk for the chocolate milk!
Add small amounts of chocolate syrup topping or hot fudge until desired chocolate taste is achieved.
place in 5 to 6 quart ice cream freezer and freeze using the cubed/crushed ice and rock salt layered as freezer container directs. DO NOT ADD ICE AND SALT TO ICE CREAM! (some have tried this at home and it does not work well! lol)
after freezing to desired consistency, remove the paddle from inside and leave ice cream container inside the ice freezer for about 20 min to cure for more firm ice cream. Ice cream may be removed from container for soft serve use.
At our house, we make a favorite ice cream buffet using crushed cookies, candy bars, fruits, and other favorite toppings. Makes a great birthday party or other get together even more fun!