The Best Chocolate Ice Cream Ever

Summer is coming, and I like to rush it by making ice cream in March 🙂 You need an electric ice cream maker for this recipe, but they’re easily obtained on Ebay. Heck, your mom might have one packed in a closet–mine did!

In a saucepan, heat (over very low heat) 1 cup of heavy cream. At the same time, with an electric mixer, beat 6 egg yolks (you can save the whites to make macaroons) with 1/2 cup sugar until well blended. When the cream is hot, but has not yet formed a skin on top (don’t let it form the skin!), turn off the stove burner and pour the cream very slowly into the mixer bowl, with the mixer still running. Once the cream has been blended with the egg yolk-sugar mixture, pour it all back into the saucepan, which should still be hot. Immediately dump a 12-ounce bag of chocolate chips into the saucepan and stir the mixture until the chips are completely dissolved. Then stir in 1 cup of heavy cream (yes, a second cup). Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and let the magic happen (according to the manufacturer’s instructions).

If you’re looking for a slightly more sophisticated taste–yes, a sophisticated-tasting CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM!!!–you may omit the 1/2 cup of sugar. Due to the sugar content of the chocolate chips, the ice cream will still taste sweet.