If you're looking for a recipe that replicates the texture and flavor of the chocolate softy-serve ice cream commonly found in ice cream trucks or soft-serve machines, here's a simple version you can try. Note that this recipe is specifically designed to create a soft and creamy texture similar to commercial soft-serve:

Make a best chocolate softy ice cream


2 cups heavy cream

1 cup whole milk

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a medium saucepan, whisk together the cocoa powder and sugar until well combined.

Pour in the whole milk and heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly until it begins to simmer. Make sure the cocoa and sugar are completely dissolved.

Remove the saucepan from heat and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.

Once cooled, stir in the heavy cream and vanilla extract.

Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions. If your ice cream maker has the option to add air during the churning process, use it to achieve that soft-serve consistency.

Transfer the soft-serve ice cream into a lidded container and freeze for about 2-3 hours to firm up a bit while maintaining a soft texture.

Before serving, let the ice cream soften for a few minutes at room temperature to achieve that classic soft-serve consistency.

Feel free to customize this recipe by adding chocolate chips or chunks during the churning process if you want additional texture. Enjoy your homemade chocolate soft-serve ice cream!