July is National Ice Cream Month. It is not July anymore. Still, I thought I’d share this throwback* ice cream post before I let August slip out from under me too. Better to be one month late than two, right?
I’m a lover of all ice cream flavors, but mint chocolate chip is my absolute favorite. I love that it’s simple, crunchy from the chocolate and the mint flavor is that much more refreshing because it’s cold.
I loved making my own and hope you do too. Recipe after the jump.
- 2 cups 2% milk
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
- 3 drops green food coloring (optional)
- 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, stir together the milk, cream, sugar, salt, vanilla and peppermint extracts until the sugar has dissolved. Then color to your liking with the green food coloring. Skip the food coloring if you like your ice cream white.
- Next, pour the mixture into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- After about 10 minutes into the freezing process, add the chocolate chips.
- About 30 minutes later, once the ice cream has thickened, spoon it into a container, and freeze for 2 hours.