I get major brownie points for making this one for the hubby! He loves chocolate, and he loves ice cream!!!
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup milk chocolate chips
5 large egg yolks
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine cream, milk and cocoa. Whisk to combine. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until completely melted. Set it aside to cool slightly.
In a stand mixer, beat together egg yolks and sugar until well combined and thickened a little. Drizzle about 1/4 cup of milk mixture to the egg and sugar mixture, while continuing to beat so you don't cook the eggs yolks. Repeat 2 more times adding 1/4 cup of milk mixture to the egg mixture.
Stir egg mixture back into saucepan the milk mixture. Place back on stove and bring back to a simmer. Stir until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat and strain into a medium bowl to remove any lumps that may have formed. Cool to room temperature.
Wrap with plastic wrap and completely freeze mixture in freezer for 4 hours or overnight.