We got a Cuisinart ice cream maker for Christmas this year, and this is the second-ever batch of ice cream, and the first custard-based, we've made. Everyone loved it! I did add one step to the prep, and that was to strain the mixture after adding and simmering the egg yolks, and before adding the chocolate. I was glad I did as I did find tiny pieces of "something" that came out in the sieve. Two other changes I made was to use semi-sweet baking morsels (I had no big block to use) and to add 1 tsp. of espresso powder to the mix. The chocolate chips did not melt all the way, but it added a nice texture to the finished product. The espresso powder idea I got from baking, where it does not add a real coffee flavor but really "kicks up" the overall result. My DH gave the review, "It tastes like professional ice cream!" My 7 yr old son just wolfed it down! I'll definitely make again!
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We got a Cuisinart ice cream maker for Christmas this year, and this is the second-ever batch...