My adoration of goat cheese apparently knows no bounds.

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I shoved it inside of ice cream.

It’s not weird, I swear.

It’s not like chunks of goat cheese. The goat cheese is melted into the cream base and we go from there. See? It’s not so bad.

OH. And it’s melted with tons of rich chocolate.

This makes me feel good about myself.

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I’ve been inspired to make goat cheese ice cream for what seems like ever – after having a version of Jeni’s ages ago. Best ice cream on the planet, according to me. Have you been?

Okay. If not… you should probably have a pint delivered to your door. Because you can do that these days. Hello, 2014. I like you.

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So here’s the deal.

This… tastes… like… CHEESECAKE. Chocolate cheesecake, to be exact. It’s super tangy yet sweet and wonderful. It reminds me of a chocolate cheesecake that my aunt used to make back in the day.

And it’s studded with fudgey chocolate ganache chunks. All I did was whip up some ganache, chill it until firm, scoop up mini “truffles” and throw them in the ice cream mid churn.

Freaking fabulous.

A milk chocolate ice cream with dark chocolate fudge.





Ridiculously CREAMY.

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This is just one of many in a long line of chocolate ice creams that Eddie deems abnormal and then starts shouting WHY CAN’T YOU JUST MAKE REGULAR CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM?!

Because I can’t. I just can’t. Because I say so. Because it’s too boring.

This is as close to boring as we’re going to get – plain old chocolate ice cream but stuffed with goat cheese and fudge chunks.

It’s as close to nontrashy as I come.

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Chocolate Fudge Goat Cheese Ice Cream

Yield: makes about 1 quart

Total Time: 8 hours


8 ounces goat cheese, at room temperature
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon corn syrup
2 ounces milk chocolate, chopped

ganache fudge chunk
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
3/4 cup heavy cream


Allow the goat cheese to sit at room temperature for an hour or two so it softens. Once it's soft, add it to a large bowl and whisk it until it's somewhat creamy. This will take a few minutes.

Add the heavy cream, milk, sugar, cocoa and corn syrup to a large saucepan and heat over medium heat. Whisk constantly until the sugar dissolves and the mixture comes to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, Whisk in the chopped chocolate and remove it from the heat. Pour it over the goat cheese while whisking. Stir and whisk until the goat cheese melts completely into the cream - this will take about 5 minutes or so, but no little white chunks should remain. Place the bowl in the fridge to chill for an hour or two.

To make the ganache fudge, add the chocolate to a large bowl. Heat the heavy cream over medium-low heat in a saucepan until it's just bubbling along the edges. Pour it over the chocolate and let it sit for 1 minutes, then whisk continuously until a thick ganache forms. Press a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the surface and refrigerate until thick and chilled, about an hour.

Remove the ice cream base from the fridge and churn according to your ice cream maker directions. I use the attachment on my kitchenaid and churn for about 25 minutes. The last 5 minutes, remove the ganache from the fridge and spoon chunks of it into the ice cream. Pour the ice cream into a freezer safe container and add a few more ganache spoonfuls where ever you wish. Cover the ice cream and freeze for 4 to 6 hours before serving.

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87 Responses to “Milk Chocolate Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Ganache Fudge Chunks.”

  1. #
    51 — March 29, 2014 @ 7:39 am

    and why not?


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    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm — March 29, 2014 @ 8:04 am

    I LOVE goat cheese and never thought of it with chocolate! I have wanted to make goat cheese ice cream for a while, but it is too cold! Boooo! This looks crazy good and I am pinning for later!


  3. #
    Cherin - Masterfully Me — March 29, 2014 @ 8:58 am

    I am adding an ice cream maker to my registry just so that I can try this. Yumm


  4. #
    Robert in Santa Fe, NM — March 29, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

    Thank you David, thank you, thank you!!! I’ll let you know.


  5. #
    Robert in Santa Fe, NM — March 29, 2014 @ 4:35 pm

    You should be punished for those photos!!


  6. #
    bev @ bevcooks — March 29, 2014 @ 5:38 pm

    WAT. This is ridic.


  7. #
    cheri — March 29, 2014 @ 6:13 pm

    Oh I really need to buy an ice cream maker, this looks so good!


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    Maria @ Sift & Whisk — March 29, 2014 @ 7:08 pm

    This looks amazing! My husband also gets on my case about refusing to make something “normal,” but he usually ends up liking my “weird” creations anyway. Can’t wait until after my pregnancy when I can eat uncooked goat cheese again! I miss it so much!


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    Medeja — March 30, 2014 @ 5:46 am

    This ice cream sounds so intriguing and looks so good!


  10. #
    ashley - baker by nature — March 30, 2014 @ 9:33 am

    Totally just spent 11 minutes (exactly) drooling over this. VIVA goat cheese!


  11. #
    Jessica — March 30, 2014 @ 2:30 pm

    Dude. Your blog is my vice and makes me weak in the knees with his post. *homer Simpson drools*


  12. #
    Chrissy — March 30, 2014 @ 9:39 pm

    Have you ever done goat cheese in place of cream cheese in a frosting. If you love yourself, do it.


  13. #
    Natalie @ Paper & Birch — March 30, 2014 @ 11:13 pm

    That picture stopped me in my tracks. I would never have thought you could put goat cheese in an ice cream and it would taste good, but that looks incredible!


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    chelsey — March 31, 2014 @ 8:27 am

    that’s bizarre, because a few years ago I had Jeni’s goat cheese and sour cherry ice cream, and I’ve proclaimed it the best ice cream I’ve ever had since. Everyone looks at me like I’m crazy when I try to describe it. It was bliss. I wish I had an ice cream maker so that I could make this!!


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    Melissa @ Foodies & Eateries — March 31, 2014 @ 10:43 pm

    My love for cheese and chocolate are things I thought could never combine. Until now. I think I died and went to heaven. Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to try this!!


  16. #
    Alanna — April 1, 2014 @ 6:54 pm

    YUM! I will eat goat cheese (or chocolate…or ice cream) in anything. This is basically my dream come true. Gorgeous photos – thanks for sharing the recipe!


  17. #
    cj — April 2, 2014 @ 12:26 am

    Gorgeous ~ Would love to see this submitted at Food Foto so I can share with all my foodie friends ;)


  18. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — April 4, 2014 @ 12:23 pm

    Goat cheese ice cream is such a treat. Chocolate ganache chucks!!! These photos are amazing.


  19. #
    Klara Kamilla — April 4, 2014 @ 9:39 pm

    This is very very very good. Can’t wait to try it! The craziest thing I’ve put goat’s cheese into was chocolate brownies – I swirled raspberry puree and goats cheese all over the top (like a classy cheesecake-topped brownie). Soooo good!!!


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    Andi @ The Weary Chef — April 5, 2014 @ 5:57 pm

    I adore goat cheese, and while I never would have thought to use it in ice cream, I’m trusting you 100% that it is delicious. This looks amazing!


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    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — April 7, 2014 @ 2:11 am

    This sounds completely brilliant to me. In fact, I kind of want to run into my kitchen and make a goat cheese and dark chocolate panini right now. You’re a genius.


  22. #
    sue/the view from great island — April 9, 2014 @ 1:55 pm

    This is a new one on me, but if anyone can pull it off, you can! Pinned!


  23. #
    valerie — April 9, 2014 @ 8:50 pm

    I have a you have any ice cream recipes using almond milk? Please notify me of you do..thanks…



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    wendy@chezchloe — April 30, 2014 @ 10:54 pm

    I’m so on board with that. Did a raspberry swirl cheesecake ice cream a couple summers ago- Would love to sub the cream cheese for goat cheese any day. And I will because we are getting goats in June:)


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    Laura — July 7, 2014 @ 9:55 pm

    So, I made this, and maybe I totally did the ice cream maker wrong but this was SO dense and crystallized after freezing it. The taste is delicious, but the texture is awful. I followed the recipe exactly so I’m not really sure what went wrong…


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    Chloe — June 4, 2015 @ 11:16 pm

    This is amazing! I stumbled across this recipe while trying to find ways to use up the pound of goat cheese we had before it went bad, and man am I glad I did!

    I did make a couple changes to make it even more chocolatey. Instead of two ounces of chopped milk chocolate, I used 2 ounces of Lindt 85% dark chocolate. And instead of 8 ounces of semi-sweet morsels, I used 8 ounces of dark chocolate morsels.

    But the texture is PERFECT. And the taste is phenomenal…sweet and tangy!
    Even the picky eaters of the family were raving, telling me it’s the best ice cream they’ve ever had! Though I *may* have neglected to tell them it was goat cheese ice cream until after they had already eaten it… ;-)



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