Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Last September I made my husband some mint chocolate chip ice cream with real mint, he was very disappointed by it and the entire batch ended up getting thrown away. Ever since then I have been meaning to attempt this ice cream again using peppermint extract instead of real mint. The results this time were much better. The ice cream was beautifully green (thanks to the help of about 10 drops of food coloring) and was exactly the mint flavor that my husband was looking for.


Since this is a Philadelphia style ice cream recipe there are no eggs in the batter thus no cooking is required. Although the taste is not as smooth and creamy and an egg based ice cream this style ice cream gets the job done The good thing about Philadelphia style ice cream is that the ingredients can be mixed together and in the freezer bowl within five minutes. This recipe gets two thumbs up from my house and I am sure I will be making it time and time again.


Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Adapted from
Carries Sweet Life

Ingredients
2 cups 2% milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
green food coloring (optional)
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions
In a large bowl, stir together the milk, cream, sugar, salt, vanilla extract and peppermint extract

until the sugar has dissolved. Color to your liking with the green food coloring.

Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. After about 10 minutes into the freezing, add the chocolate chips. After the ice cream has thickened, about 30 minutes later, spoon into a container, and freeze for 2 hours.

19 comments:

Carrie said...

So glad you enjoyed it, Adam loved it too!

Cassi said...

That sounds so good! I'm stuck at work again and there you go making me hungry again!

Erin said...

I love the green color! Mint chocolate chip is such a great flavor!

Jessica Segarra said...

Looks fabulous!

Stephanie said...

Oooh, this looks so deliciously refreshing!! We just moved and I'm wondering where my ice cream maker is??? I've got a Cuisinart, so I know the bowl is in the freezer, but as for the rest of it...hmmm? I'd really like to try this! Looks really, really yummy!

Amber said...

Looks beautiful! My youngest daughter and I love mint ice cream but we don't have an ice cream maker. I have to resort to many trips to Baskin Robbins!

Libby said...

I read your blog all the time but this is the first time I have posted a comment. After seeing your mint ice cream I'm tempted to try making ice cream again.

Libby

Laura said...

Girl, this looks great. For some reason, to me, the green version just SEEMS more minty! lol.

Cate said...

I pretty much only make egg-based ice cream, but this would be a good way to break that streak. It looks awesome!

Bob said...

That looks awesome, mint chocolate chip ice cream is the best. I haven't made ice cream since I was a kid, maybe if the sun comes out this summer I'll give it a shot. Heh.

elly said...

I just got an ice cream maker and this is going on my list of stuff to make. DH loves chocolate & mint combos.

Mom on the Run said...

My husband loves anything mint. I have not use my ice cream maker in years. I think this recipe might make me dig it out.

~~louise~~ said...

Scrumptious!!!

They don't call July National Ice Cream Month for nothing!

Simply delectable...

Katy ~ said...

Oh gosh, I do love mint. I cool minty ice cream. Where does the line form?

Ralfieta said...

Dear Amber,
this Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream looks very delicious. Thank you for recipe.
I'm a fan of your delights and that's why I have little awards for you - token of friendship, that are waiting for you on my blog.

Summer smiles and greetings from Bulgaria, Stoyanka

Joelen said...

This and your recent recipes all look wonderful! I'm digging that mint ice cream - yum! I've been on a slight commenting hiatus with my busy schedule lately... but it's great to catch up and see what's cooking in your kitchen!

Miranda said...

WOW! I found your site and I truly enjoy it! You have wonderful posts.
Thank you so much for sharing!!

Erin said...

Oh, I love home made icecream! I think it's my favorite. I will definitely give this a try!

putra said...

thanks for share your recipe.