Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

This is my favorite homemade ice cream recipe.  I made it for Senior Saints at my church the other night, but completely forgot to take a picture.  Several people asked for the recipe so I figured I would go ahead and post it on here.  I guess I'll just have to make it again soon and post the picture. :)

2 cups 2% milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 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 extract and peppermint extract until the sugar has dissolved. Color to your liking with the green food coloring.
Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. After about 10 minutes into the freezing, add the chocolate chips. After the ice cream has thickened, about 30 minutes later, spoon into a container, and freeze for 2 hours.

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