Sing, scream, dance a jig even - do what ever you like and after you finish, enjoy one of life's greatest pleasures - chocolate ice cream.
2 cups granulated sugar, divided
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups light cream
2 cups heavy cream
Quickly beat eggs with the 1/2 cup remaining sugar until well blended. Blend a small amount of the hot mixture into the beaten eggs to temper and add egg mixture to the saucepan. Continue cooking stirring all while until temperature reaches 170 degrees F. on a candy or instant read thermometer. Remove from heat. Blend in vanilla and both creams.
Freeze in ice cream freezer according to manufacturer's directions.
Note: 6/27/10 - Not to fiddle with a good thing, but today I added a tablespoon of Southern Comfort along with the vanilla and before placing in the freezer, added about a cup of toasted sliced almonds. Momma would approve!