1-1/2 cups whole milk 3 egg yolks 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup cocoa powder 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Beat the milk and eggs together in a saucepan. Add the sugar. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and stir in the cocoa until completely blended. Let mixture cool. Stir in the cream and vanilla extract. Cover and refrigerate overnight before freezing.
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