Mint chocolate chip ice cream is a refreshing and delicious treat that is perfect for hot summer days. While it is easy to buy this flavor at the store, making it at home allows you to customize the ingredients and create a creamy, minty dessert that is sure to please.
To make homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream, you will need a few basic ingredients: cream, milk, sugar, peppermint extract, and chocolate chips. You will also need an ice cream maker, or a way to churn the mixture as it freezes.
Here is a recipe for making homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- In a medium saucepan, combine the cream, milk, and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved.
- Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the peppermint extract. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
- Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- As the ice cream is churning, gradually add the chocolate chips.
- Once the ice cream is churned to the desired consistency, transfer it to a container with a tight-fitting lid and freeze for at least 2 hours, or until firm.
- When you are ready to serve the ice cream, remove it from the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften. Scoop the ice cream into bowls or cones and enjoy!
There are many variations on this recipe that you can try. For example, you can use chocolate or peppermint extract, or a combination of both, to flavor the ice cream. You can also use dark chocolate chips or chopped chocolate for a richer flavor. You can also add other ingredients, such as crushed candy canes or chopped nuts, to give the ice cream some crunch.
Making homemade ice cream is a fun and rewarding activity that the whole family can enjoy. With this recipe, you can make a delicious batch of mint chocolate chip ice cream in no time, and enjoy a cool and refreshing treat all summer long.