Chocolate Ice Cream

Makes 3 pints

Total Cooking Time: 4+ hours

Active Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

6 large egg yolks

1 cup raw cane sugar

1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

1 pint heavy cream

8 ounces cocoa powder

pinch salt

Ice cream maker

Beforehand, freeze your ice cream maker’s mixing bowl according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Separate egg yolks over the garbage disposal for easy clean up. If you don’t have an egg separator, transfer the egg back and forth between the shell halves until only the yolk remains.

In a large bowl (but one that will fit in your fridge) blend all wet ingredients thoroughly with a hand mixer.

Add cocoa powder and salt and blend again.

Cover bowl with a plate and leave in fridge for 1-2 hours, or even overnight.

Set up ice cream mixer.

Pour mixture into mixing bowl and operate according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

On ours, the ice cream is fully mixed when two “hills” can be seen forming on top. If you want to add in chocolate chips or any other mix-ins, do so right before turning off the mixer.

Pour the mixture into freezer-safe containers. This goes faster as a two-person job, as one person can hold the mixing bowl with oven mitts (for the cold) while the other pours it into the containers.

Remember to only use wooden spoons or spatulas so that the metal inside of the mixing bowl does not get damaged.

Old plastic containers from store-bought ice cream work well, just put a label over them so you don’t get confused about the flavor.

Freeze the ice cream for at least 1 hour before enjoying.

Try it topped with chocolate chips, raspberries, strawberries, marshmallows or candy pieces.