I wanted to make a fun dessert my kids would enjoy for our New Year's Day party. I made this homemade chocolate ice cream to use in some chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches.
I am a chocolate ice cream connoisseur and this is the best I've ever eaten! I tasted much more than I should have while transferring it from the ice cream maker to our ice cream container. This very rich chocolate ice cream made our Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches even more special. I added more cocoa powder and chocolate than the original recipe called for to make it just right.
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup milk
1/4 tsp salt
3 T unsweetened cocoa powder
3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
3 oz. semi sweet chocolate bar, chopped
2 cups heavy cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
Combine sugar, milk, salt, and cocoa powder in a medium sauce pan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a simmer and lower heat. In a small glass bowl, add the egg yolks and lightly beat them. Add about 1/2 cup of the hot chocolate mixture to the egg yolks, whisking constantly. Add the egg yolk mixture into the sauce pan, whisking constantly. Heat until thickened, but do not boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the chopped semi sweet chocolate.
Pour the mixture into a chilled glass bowl. Refrigerate for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
After the mixture is cool, whisk in the heavy cream and vanilla extract. Pour into ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze until ready to serve. Enjoy!
Adapted from All Recipes