It’s time for the monthly Fantastical Food Fight and I’m so excited for this month’s theme – Mint Chocolate. I knew immediately I wanted to make ice cream – it’s one of my kids favorite flavors.
This ice cream is creamy and rich, plus packed full of mint flavor. My kids thought it was a little strong with their first bite, but after a few more bites, they were loving it! So much so, they ate it all and already asked me to make another batch. Ice cream is simple to make and I love that I can control what ingredients I’m using.
1 cup whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp mint extract
5 egg yolks
14 drops green food coloring
1 cup mini chocolate chips
In a medium bowl, place 1 cup of the heavy cream. Place a mesh strainer over top and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine the remaining cup of heavy cream, milk, salt, sugar and mint extract. Heat over medium heat. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks until smooth. When the saucepan has warmed and begins to steam, carefully pour one cup of the hot liquid into the yolks continuously whisking. Add the yolk mixture to the saucepan. Stir and continue cooking over medium heat until the custard covers the back of a wooden spoon. Pour the mixture through the mesh strainer into the bowl with heavy cream.
Stir and cool over an ice bath. If you want green ice cream, stir in the food coloring at this time. Cover and chill the ice cream base for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight. Churn according to your ice cream machine’s instructions. When 5 minutes remain, add in the chocolate chips. Transfer to a freezer safe container until firm.
Check out all the other recipes in today’s Fantastical Food Fight in the link below!
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Source: Baked by Rachel