It's easier than you think. But you MUST have an ice cream churn.
7 oz dark chocolate couverture ,finely chopped(or semi sweet chocolate for you home cooks)
1c whole milk
1/2 t salt
1c heavy cream
6 oz dirty bastard ale
contents of 1 vanilla bean
1.put the chocolate in a mixing bowl, with a mesh strainer on top
2. combine the milk,salt,sugar, and vanilla into a sauce pot. scald.
3.while your sauce pot is scalding, whisk the egg yolks in a separate bowl.
4.when the milk mixture is warm, slowly add the warm mixture to the egg mixture while whisking. do not add to fast,or the eggs will coagulate.
5.place the egg and milk mixture back into the sauce pot.set on the range at a medium heat. using a wooden spoon, or a high temperature spatula, stir until the mixture becomes thick enough to coat the back of the spoon or ladle.
6. now, add your mixture(which is now a custard) to the bowl of chocolate,through the strainer, and mix until the chocolate is completely melted.
7.once the chocolate is melted,add the cream and Dirty Bastard ale,and mix until smooth.
8.now you must cool the mixture completely. I usually just let it cool off in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
9.add the mixture to your ice cream churn and follow the instructions that came with your churn.