Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Mint Chip Ice Cream
Did you know you can eat the cone? That's what my daughter is always asking people at an ice cream store - wants to make sure everybody knows not to throw away the best part! Last week we had ice cream cones in the backyard with her grandma. This was one of the best "easy" ice cream recipes I've made (dump it all in the ice cream maker - no custard involved).
15 days until baby girl #2's due date!
Mint Chip Ice Cream (about 5 cups)
1 1/2 c. milk
1 1/2 c. heavy cream
2/3 c. sugar
1 tsp. peppermint extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt
3 Hershey's milk chocolate bars, chopped
green food coloring (optional)
Combine milk, cream and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add vanilla, peppermint and salt and 4-5 drops of food coloring (if desired). Stir well. Make according to your ice cream maker's instructions - mine took about 20 minutes. Add the chocolate to the mix in the last 5-10 minutes. Transfer to another container and put it in the freezer for a couple of hours for firmer texture.