Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream
Delicious and easy, this homemade chocolate ice-cream is a winner with everyone!
1 cup milk
2 cups pouring or single cream
1 tsp of vanilla extract
6 egg yolks
2/3 cup caster (superfine) sugar
150 g dark chocolate, chopped
1. Heat the milk, cream, chocolate and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat until hot, but not boiling.
2. Place the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and whisk until thick and pale. Slowly pour the hot cream mixture into the egg yolk mixture, whisking continuously.
3. Pour the mixture back into a clean saucepan and stir over low heat for around 4 minutes or until the mixture has slightly thickened and it coats the back of a wooden spoon.
5. Pour the cooled chocolate custard mixture into an ice-cream maker and churn according to the manufacturers instructions. I churned mine for around 30 minutes. Store custard in an ice-cream container in the freezer.
NOTE: I highly recommend storing your ice-cream in a container designed specifically for ice-cream. They are prevent your ice-cream from going too hard and prevent ice crystals forming. The brand I use is Tovolo.