Chocolate Ice Cream Flavors: The Classics and Beyond

Below you will find a list of chocolate ice cream flavors. It includes flavors with just a chocolate ice cream base and others with add-ins such as brownies and cookies.

We hope all the chocolate ice cream lovers out there will be able to find a new chocolate ice cream flavor to enjoy!

Belgian-Style Chocolate

As its name implies, this type of chocolate ice cream features Belgian chocolate. Belgium chocolate tends to have a fudge-type flavor that is smooth and rich.

Turkey Hill is one of the noteworthy makers of this ice cream flavor. It made from the primary simple ingredients of milk, cream, sugar, honey, cocoa, and Belgian chocolate.

Brownie Batter

Brownie batter ice cream is usually made with chocolate ice cream with safe to consume brownie batter mixed in. The brownie batter is typically a thick and rich mixture made from ingredients such as melted chocolate, cocoa powder, flour, sugar, butter, and flavorings. Brownie dough pieces are often also incorporated into this ice cream.


There are varieties of “Brookie-style” ice cream that aren’t made with chocolate ice cream. However, an example of one that has chocolate is Kroger Deluxe Brookie. It features chocolate ice cream with brownie and cookie pieces folded into it.

Chocolate (Classic)

Most mainstream ice cream makers simply make a flavor called “chocolate”. This is your basic chocolate ice cream that is excellent for adding ice cream toppings, using it for milkshakes, or eating it directly. It’s versatility makes this flavor of chocolate ice cream a popular choice for families everywhere.

Chocolate Almond

This ice cream is includes a base of chocolate ice cream with almonds folded into it. The almonds are typically chopped into pieces for a desirable texture of creamy and crunchy.

Chocolate Brownie

The key element of chocolate brownie ice cream is the inclusion of brownie chunks inside chocolate ice cream. These are often fudge brownies that offer bursts of rich, chocolatey flavor and add a chewy, fudgy element to each bite.

Chocolate Caramel

It’s tough to beat the classic combo of chocolate and caramel. You’ll often find sea salt caramel swirled inside chocolate ice cream for this type of ice cream. We’re surprised this isn’t more popular flavor among ice cream lovers.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip

It’s a chocolate ice cream base with chocolate chips mixed. This ice cream is a double dose of chocolate goodness that is perfect for people who crave a rich and indulgent chocolate ice cream experience.

Chocolate Cookies ‘N Cream

You know the classic cookies ‘n cream made with vanilla ice cream and Oreo or similar types of cookies. This ice cream is the same thing but with chocolate ice cream. It’s a flavor that’s not always easy to find but certainly worth a try if you can find it.

Chocolate Ganache

Ganache is typically the combination of chocolate and cream. The mixture creates a soft chocolate but its texture varies based on the amount of cream used. Ganache in chocolate ice cream makes for a creamy, rich and indulgent treat.

Chocolate Hazelnut

Chocolate Hazelnut ice cream is a flavor loved by many people who appreciate the combination of chocolate and nutty flavors. It can be enjoyed on its own in a bowl or cone, or used as a delicious addition to sundaes, milkshakes, or other desserts.

Chocolate Marshmallow

It’s made with creamy chocolate ice cream with swirls of marshmallow. The marshmallow component can vary in form. It can be a sweet, gooey swirl, or ribbons of marshmallow sauce that are swirled into the ice cream. The marshmallow provides a light and fluffy texture and adds a sweet and creamy flavor to the chocolate ice cream.

Chocolate Peanut Butter

Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream is the simple combination of chocolate ice cream and swirls of peanut butter. If you ask us, this is one of the best ice cream flavors out there.

It provides a wonderful balance between the sweetness of chocolate and the nutty, savory taste of peanut butter for a delicious treat.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

This ice cream is typically made by folding mini peanut cups into chocolate ice cream. Swirls of peanut butter can sometimes also be found in this type of ice cream.

Chocolate Pretzel

Chocolate pretzel is a mix of chocolate ice cream and pieces of pretzels. The pretzels are often coated with chocolate and some brands include peanut butter or other mix-ins.

Chocolate Truffle

Chocolate Truffle ice cream is typically made with truffles and chocolate ice cream. Breyers and Homemade Brand are a couple of the top brands that make this flavor.

Death By Chocolate

As you likely guessed, Death By Chocolate ice cream is made for the true chocolate ice cream fan. It often includes a base of creamy chocolate ice cream and may contain a variety of chocolate mix-ins such as chocolate chunks, chocolate fudge ribbons, chocolate truffles, and/or chocolate flakes.

Dutch Chocolate

Dutch chocolate ice cream is a flavor that features a distinct type of chocolate known as Dutch-processed cocoa. It is a rich and smooth chocolate ice cream that is made using cocoa powder that has been treated with an alkalizing agent.

Dutch-processed cocoa differs from regular cocoa powder because it has a milder and less acidic flavor. The alkalizing process neutralizes the natural acidity of cocoa, resulting in a smoother and more balanced chocolate taste.

Moose Tracks

Moose Tracks was invented by Denali Ingredients in 1988. The Original was made with vanilla ice cream, peanut butter cups, and Moose tracks fudge. However, it now is also made with chocolate ice cream.

The Denali Ingredients website indicates the name “Moose Tracks” was influenced by a mini golf course of the same name that was near the first dairy that sold the ice cream.

Reese’s Chocolate

It is chocolate ice cream with chunks of Reese’s peanut butter cups and Reese’s peanut butter swirled into it. Breyer’s currently makes this flavor likely under a licensing agreement with The Hershey Company who owns the Reese’s brand.

Rocky Road

The details are murky on who invented Rocky Road ice cream in the 1920s.

One popular theory is that Rocky Road ice cream was invented by William Dreyer and Joseph Edy, the founders of the famous ice cream brand Dreyer’s.

Another theory suggests that it was invented by Fentons Creamery, an ice cream parlor located in Oakland, California.

Regardless of the inventor, the ice cream is typically made with chocolate ice cream, marshmallows, and almonds (or another type of nut).

Edy’s/Dreyer’s are known as a top producer of this flavor today. As the photo above shows, the company not only make Original Rocky Road but also other flavors inspired by the Original.

Check out our article on brands of Rocky Road for more ice cream manufacturers that produce this flavor.


Almost everything you love about campfire s’mores can be had with s’mores ice cream. It typically features a combination of chocolate ice cream, graham cracker pieces, and marshmallow swirls or chunks. Of course, Ben & Jerry’s adds a bit more flavor to their concoction with the addition of fudge.