Chocolate Ice Cream is renowned as the second most popular flavor of ice cream, after vanilla. The first known traces of this ice cream flavor dates back to Naples, Italy 1692. As such, its history of popularity in the U.S. dates back to the 1800s. Chocolate Ice Cream is usually made with cacao powder but can be made using chocolate liqueur such as Creme De Cacao.
Chocolate ice cream is generally made by blending cocoa powder along with the eggs, cream, vanilla and sugar used to make vanilla ice cream. Sometimes chocolate liquor is used in addition to cocoa powder, or it is used exclusively, to create the chocolate flavor. Cocoa powder gives chocolate ice cream its brown color, and it is uncommon to add any other coloring.