Copycat Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey Ice Cream Recipe

Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

This is a copycat recipe for Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey Ice Cream, popular flavors served at Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream. To get started with this yummy Chunky Monkey ice cream, you will need chocolate chunks, eggs, sugar, heavy cream or whipping cream, milk, vanilla extract, walnuts, bananas and lemon juice.


  • 2 cups heavy cream, or whipping cream
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 bananas, overripe
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • walnuts, optional


Step 1: In a bowl place the chocolate chunks, cover and keep in the refrigerator.
Step 2: In a medium bowl, whisk the egg until light and fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Step 2: Add sugar a little at a times, whisking the whole time until completely blended, about one minutes or more.
Step 3: Add milk and cream to sugar and egg mixture, whisking to blend.
Step 4: Add the vanilla, and whisk to blend.
Step 5: Put the mixture in an ice cream maker; freeze according to the manufacturer's directions of the ice cream maker.
Step 6: In a bowl, mash the bananas, add the lemon juice; whisk until mixture is smooth.
Step 7: When the ice cream starts to stiffen, about 2 minutes before it is done, add the banana mixture, chocolate chunks, and walnuts, then
continue freezing until done.

Makes 1 quart of ice cream.

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