Ben & Jerry's - Ben's Chocolate Ice Cream
Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
or whipping cream
Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light anf fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more. Add the cream, vanilla and salt 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. Makes 1 generous quart.
Melt the unsweetened chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, not boiling water. Gradually whisk in the milk and heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from the heat and let cool.
Ben's Chocolate Ice Cream is about as rich as they come. The pinch of salt helps to bring out the chocolate flavor.
Chocolate Almond - Add 1 cup roasted whole almonds (salted or unsalted) after the ice cream stiffens, about 2 minutes before it is done, then continue to freeze until the ice cream is ready.
Fudge Pecan - After the ice cream stiffens (about 2 minutes before it is done), add the pecans, then continue freezing until done. Remove the dasher and fold in the fudge sauce with a spatula.