Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream {Recipe}

Eat, Drink, Garden…Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?  Santa Barbara based blogger, Valerie Rice, is the face behind the lifestyle blog. And the brains behind this scrumptious recipe for home made Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.  As delicious to taste as it is to dream about tasting.  You know you want a scoop.

homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream

 

Valerie’s Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Makes about 1 pint

 1 cup whole milk

1 ½ cup cream

1/2 cup sugar

Pinch of kosher salt

¼ cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)

15 fresh peppermint leaves

2 ounces chopped semi sweet chocolate

 

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a pot on the stove (reserving the the semi sweet chocolate bits). Whisk occasionally  on medium heat until sugar has completely dissolved, and cocoa powder is incorporated.  Remove from heat and cool on the stove until room temperature. Put the mixture in the refrigerator until completely chilled.

 

Stir the mixture and strain it into an ice cream maker bowl. Add the chopped chocolate chunks and churn until thick and creamy.  My ice cream maker instructions say to wait to add the chocolate chunks until the last five minutes of churn time, but I say Cuisinart instructions be damned, and throw them in from the start. Serve directly or store in the freezer until ready to enjoy.

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