Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Vanilla is my all-time favorite flavor of ice cream.  But, sometimes we need to change things up a bit. Dark chocolate, anyone? 

Let me introduce you to a new favorite ice cream -- Mint Chocolate Chip.  

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - Finding Joy in My Kitchen

3/4 C sugar
1 C whipping cream
2 C half and half
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 tsp. peppermint extract
1 C dark chocolate chips, chopped

Combine the sugar, whipping cream, and half and half together in a large bowl with a pour spout.  Stir until the sugar is well combined.

Add in the extracts and stir again.  Then, carefully pour into your ice cream maker, according to your manufacturers directions.  Need an ice cream maker, then, please stay tuned to enter my giveaway for your chance to win one!! {Giveaway coming next week!}

Allow the ice cream to mix for 20ish minutes, until it begins to solidify.  Meanwhile, chop those chocolate chips a bit so they get all broken up.  

After 20 minutes, add the chocolate pieces to the ice cream.  

Give it 10 minutes or so to mix the chocolate chunks into the ice cream. 

Remove the beaters from the ice cream maker and scoop the ice cream into freezer containers.  

Allow the ice cream to harden in the freezer for 2-4 hours before serving; unless you want to taste some at the soft-serve consistency.  Then, by all means, go ahead and sample.  

Serve in fun bowls and enjoy the treat!

Mmmm.  Makes me wish we still had some in our freezer.  


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  1. Mint chocolate chip ice cream is one of my favorites!! Is it wrong to want a big bowl of that at 6am???

  2. Mint Chocolate chip is my all time favorite. I now make coconut mint ice cream and then top with homemade peanut butter chocolate sauce. It is amazing! Yours looks pretty much delish too.

  3. This is one of my favorites too!

  4. I can't believe I haven't made homemade ice cream yet. We will do so soon and I will hold this recipe as i LOVE mint choc chip.

  5. Mmm, I am just crazy about ice cream. Yours looks perfectly creamy and that mint flavor would be great.

  6. mmm- perfect for summer.. or any time of day- I love ice cream!

    what sort of ice cream machine do you use?

  7. What kind of ice cream maker do you use? I'd love to win one, but couldn't find the giveaway info.

  8. @Lori

    We use a Cuisinart; and love it.

    The giveaway is coming next week -- stop back for a chance to win.


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