Simple Recipe for Chocolate Ice Cream

Plain chocolate ice cream is a true classic. There are many different homemade ice cream recipes, but chocolate is a universal favorite for a reason. Its flavors are simple, as it isn't mixed with the cookie and candy chunks that often appear in gourmet ice cream, but its impact is timeless. The following is a simple recipe for chocolate ice cream for those who want to satisfy their chocolate cravings.

Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need:
3 medium-sized eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups of milk
1 cup of white sugar
Pinch of brown sugar
Pinch of salt
4 ounces of chocolate, broken into small pieces
1 ½ cups of whipping cream
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Mix together the eggs, milk, white and brown sugar and salt. Once blended, add to a saucepan, and cook on medium heat while constantly stirring. Break up the chocolate, and stir it in until it melts. Cook until the mixture has reached 160 degrees. You can use a candy thermometer to gauge the mixture's temperature. You will know your mixture is ready if it layers a metal spoon. Allow the mixture to cool.

Next, stir in your cream and vanilla. Allow this mixture to chill for two hours. Fill an ice cream cylinder freezer with the mixture so that it is about ¾ full. Then freeze your ice cream according to the appliance's specifications.

Chocolate lovers may want to great creative with the chocolate they use for this ice cream. Some people like to mix different chocolates together-white, dark, and semisweet are just some of the options-to intensify the flavor.

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