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.


  1. We were just talking about making ice cream! Hope you're well.

  2. Wow! Only 2 weeks! That is soooo exciting! Are you wanting meals? I'd be glad to coordinate. Let me know.

  3. By the way.. the ice cream looks delish! :)

  4. I like a sous chef who takes her responsibilities seriously. Your mom looks lovely, and glad the weather has been behaving around here -- must make things a little easier.

  5. Love that you can toss it all in the machine, who wants to stand over the stove in the summer heat :)