Gelato and Ice cream base

I have been wanting to make gelato and ice cream recently, I have found this base recipie for it but I have heard from some that gelato in mild flavors (vanilla) can taste almost "Eggy"

Here is the recipe base I found, let me know if you all have a tried and true recipe for gelato or ice cream base

* 2 cups milk
* 1 cup heavy cream
* 4 egg yolks
* 1/2 cup sugar

1. In a medium saucepan, mix milk and cream. Warm until foam forms around the edges. Remove from heat.
2. In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until frothy. Gradually pour the warm milk into the egg yolks, whisking constantly. Return mixture to saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until the mixture gels slightly and coats the back of the spoon. If small egg lumps begin to show, remove from heat immediately.
3. Pour the mixture through a sieve or fine strainer into a bowl. Cover, and chill for several hours or overnight.
4. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer to a sealed container, and freeze until firm. If the gelato is too firm, place it in the refrigerator until it reaches the desired consistency.

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