My ice cream maker has been getting a heavy duty work out right now... In the middle of winter? I'm not sure why but the hubs asked me to make some vanilla since he likes the way it tastes better then anything we buy and it just went from there! :) This one was made for him - regular chocolate ice cream recipe with chocolate chips thrown in at the end... So, if you want to take out the chocolate chips it is easy enough to do it! :)
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
(recipe found in Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and Dessert Book)
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups milk
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup heavy or whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Melt the unsweetened chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, not boiling, water. Gradually whisk in the cocoa and heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. (The chocolate may "seize" or clump together. Don't worry, the milk will dissolve it.) Whisk in the milk, a little at a time, and heat until completely blended. Remove from the heat and let cool. Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more. Pour in the cream and vanilla and whisk to blend.
Pour the chocolate mixture into the cream mixture and blend. Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 1-3 hours, depending on your refrigerator. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer's instructions. Add 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips after the ice cream stiffens (about 2 minutes before it is doen), then continue freezing until the ice cream is ready.