8/19/16

Quick Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream


After a long day of eating well, it's time for dessert, right? Let's go for a classic flavor, one of my family's favorites, and one that shines all on its own. Mint chocolate chip!


At first I was a little nervous to tackle mint. I thought it would be a difficult flavor to get right, but fear not! This recipe is really, really easy to make and has few ingredients (5). Creamy, sweet, and cooling, with mini bits of dark chocolate swirled through out, it's a near-perfect treat to have stowed away in the freezer. Or eat as soft serve for straight-from-the-machine goodness with no wait time.


Total Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 2 pints

Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup whole milk
1 1/2 cup thick cream
1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
Green and blue food dye (opt.)
1 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Preparation

  1. Whisk the sugar and whole milk in a large bowl until the sugar has completely dissolved. Then add the cream and peppermint extract.
  2. If dying: stir in 2 drops of green food dye and 1 drop of blue for the classic mint color.
  3. Pour into your ice cream maker and churn for 30 minutes, until thick and smooth. Add the chocolate chips and stir until well combined.
  4. Place in a freezer safe container and let set 3 hours, or eat immediately for quick soft serve!



 


And there you go! The end of All Day Ice Cream week. A quick breakfast, a scrummy avocado toast lunch, a fancy shmancy dinner, and now a quick scoop of ice cream! Hopefully you can enjoy these ice creams any time, or have one amazing dairy filled day. 

Happy churning!

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