Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Serves 6-12 (depending on whether you eat a normal amount or the 1/2 C amount considered a portion by people who are clearly delusional)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Wait time: 1 1/2 hours--1 hour for cooling; 1/2 hour for churning (like I say above, the cooling portion can be avoided by removing the egg or not caring about it being raw)
Cost: $1.80 for vanilla; $2.00 with the chocolate chips added

3/4 C sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 C whole milk (we used 2% and all was well)
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2  C cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 C chocolate chips--chopped up so they're random sized bits and shavings and what nots

In saucepan, combine sugar, salt, milk, and beaten eggs. Whisk together. Keep stirring/whisking occasionally until milk is steaming. Cook a few more minutes until very slightly thickened (about 160-180 degrees if you've got an instant read thermometer).

Cool this mixture. (If you skip this step, your ice cream maker may not be able to freeze it up for you.) We put ours in a shallow dish, covered it and put it outside to get it cool fast.

Stir heavy cream and vanilla in.

Churn it according to your ice cream maker's instructions. Put the chopped chocolate chips in near the end.

Posted by The Tasty Cheapskate
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