This is a very rich, custard style ice cream with NO raw eggs!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 (1/2 cup) servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine sugar, milk, salt, and cocoa powder in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a simmer. Place the egg yolks into a small bowl. Gradually stir in about 1/2 cup of the hot liquid. and return to the saucepan. Heat until thickened, but do not boil. Remove from the heat, and stir in the chopped chocolate until chocolate is melted. Pour into a chilled bowl, and refrigerate for about two hours until cold, stirring occasionally.

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  • When chocolate mixture has completely cooled, stir in the cream, and vanilla. Pour into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's directions.

Nutrition Facts

353 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 26.9g 9% DV; fat 26.7g 41% DV; cholesterol 160.8mg 54% DV; sodium 111.1mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2008
Both in quality and texture, this is one of the best ice creams I've ever made. I had none of the issues or criticisms others experienced like graininess, flecks of chocolate, consistency, freezing time, etc. In my opinion this is a flawless recipe, and my suggestion is to use the finest chocolate your budget can afford. I used 3 ozs. of Scharffenberger chocolate (by accident!) and it was perfect, tho' die hard chocoholics might even appreciate another ounce. This had a smooth, velvety mouth feel, totally creamy, chocolatey and rich. This is every bit as good as the frozen custard Wisconsin is so famous for. The directions are well written and easy to follow. No need to change or add a thing--unless you have some unexplainable burning desire to do so! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/01/2008
Don't be fooled by these ratings. Have been making homemade ice cream for years. This recipe will not freeze. In over an hour run time the best I can say is that it thickened. Taste is average at best. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2008
Both in quality and texture, this is one of the best ice creams I've ever made. I had none of the issues or criticisms others experienced like graininess, flecks of chocolate, consistency, freezing time, etc. In my opinion this is a flawless recipe, and my suggestion is to use the finest chocolate your budget can afford. I used 3 ozs. of Scharffenberger chocolate (by accident!) and it was perfect, tho' die hard chocoholics might even appreciate another ounce. This had a smooth, velvety mouth feel, totally creamy, chocolatey and rich. This is every bit as good as the frozen custard Wisconsin is so famous for. The directions are well written and easy to follow. No need to change or add a thing--unless you have some unexplainable burning desire to do so! Read More
(369)
Rating: 1 stars
05/31/2008
Don't be fooled by these ratings. Have been making homemade ice cream for years. This recipe will not freeze. In over an hour run time the best I can say is that it thickened. Taste is average at best. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2007
Very TASTY Recipe! The only change to the ingredients was that I used half & half instead of the milk. Also after the chocolate was melted I put the pan in ice water for 2 minutes then wisked in the cream & vanilla, then refrigerated the mixture for several hours before freezing. This version is how my other ice cream recipes are made and they have all turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2008
I agree with some others who had trouble getting this to freeze, except... I persisted and now I rate this a 5 star. On my first batch, I hurried. I didn't "temper" the eggs properly (that's where you take warm mix out, add to egg & return to the pan). And I threw in semi sweet chips that I presumed had melted sufficiently. Then I failed to chill well before putting in my machine. Worse yet, I used my Cuisinart freezer that allows a fairly thick build-up in the canister between the dasher & the edge, preventing the center from getting to the coldest area. The band-aid was to put the half-frozen mix into a shallow container in the freezer and stir every few hours until it was ice cream. Tasted good, but had "bits" (either choc chip or egg - not sure) The CURE is: follow the directions! Do not boil, properly temper the eggs, use as tiny chocolate bits as you can (shaved is best), chill completely before freezing, and use a maker whose dasher really scrapes the canister edge. (My Waring did great) If you don't hurry, you will be rewarded with a very rich, delicious ice cream. As another reviewer stated - not overly chocolate in flavor, but exceptionally rich in taste & texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2006
Excellent! Instead of the 2 oz unsweetened chocolate, both times I have made this I have used a 3.5 oz good quality dark chocolate bar. (Lindt 85% cocoa) Probably the best chocolate ice cream I've ever had! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2006
This ICE CREAM is so good. The only problem I had with it that it was so think I had a hard time getting it to freeze and it would be something you might make and let freeze all day. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2007
We have made this ice cream 3 or 4 times. It is wonderful!! I always pour it through a sieve to make sure that I get lumps out. I have also made it with any combination of half and half and cream. Yummy. Also, I have stirred in peanut butter to make chocolate peanut butter and it is wonderful! My family gives it 2 thumbs up! Great recipe and very easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2006
This was a fantastic ice cream. I did make some changes to accomadate nearly sugarless diet. I used 3/8 c agave nectar and 3/8c splenda. I accidentally added only 2 egg yolks and instead of semisweet chocolate, used giradelli unsweetened dark chocolate. I also added 2 1/2 c heavy. It was GREAT!!! Sure beats that no sugar added stuff in the market!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2011
Oh. My. Gosh. This has to be one of the best things I have ever tasted. So perfectly creamy and smooth and chocolaty. Heaven help me. I cooked the milk mixture with the egg yolks to 180 degrees, removed from heat, and dumped in the finely chopped Bakers Semi-Sweet chocolate and let it sit a few minutes, then stirred until melted completely. Refrigerated it overnight. Added the cream and vanilla just before freezing in my ice-cream maker. Absolute perfection. Wouldn't change a thing. Read More
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