Saturday, September 12, 2009

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

After purchasing an ice cream maker for $15, I went searching for ice cream recipes. My first batch was plain chocolate, which was great. Then, I stumbled upon this one on and I haven't made anything else since. I even made it for friends one night and it didn't thoroughly freeze, due to lack of chilling the mixture in advance, (it was barely even milkshake consistency) and we all still ate it since the flavor was so good.
Does anyone else make homemade ice cream? Do you have a recipe that you love? Please share it with me! I'd love to try something new! Email your recipe to ! Thank you in advance!! :)

• 2 cups 2% milk (you can also use whole milk if you prefer)
• 2 cups heavy cream
• 1 cup sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• ½-1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I use ½)
• ¾-1 teaspoon peppermint extract (I use ¾)
• 3 drops green food coloring (optional)
• 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

1. 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. I leave out the food coloring. Chill mixture in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
2. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. After about 15 minutes into the freezing, add the chocolate chips. After the ice cream has thickened, about 30-40 minutes later, spoon into a container, and freeze for 2 hours if desired. Otherwise you will have a soft serve consistency.

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