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Best Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Refreshing, creamy, homemade best Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream recipe with chunks of Andes mint chocolates.
Categories Sweets
Difficulty Easy
Keyword best mint choc chip ice cream, mint chocolate chip ice cream, mint ice cream
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 50 minutes
Servings 1 quart
Calories 371 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2-2 1/2 tsp pure mint extract
  • 4-5 oz Andes mints 1 small package, or your favorite bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped into uneven pieces

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until well blended. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over low heat, heat the milk and cream until it begins to steam.
  3. Slowly (temper) incorporate the egg mixture, spoonful by spoonful, into the milk mixture, and stir. I like to add a tablespoon at a time of the hot mixture into the cold, egg mixture until the egg mixture has heated through. Be careful with this step as moving too quickly will cause the eggs to scramble and will ruin the custard.
  4. Once the egg and milk mixtures are fully combined, cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick and smooth, about 15 min. You will be able to make a line on the back of a spoon with your finger.
  5. Add the mint extract and allow to cool.
  6. Transfer cooled mixture to ice cream maker. Follow according to your ice cream maker’s instructions.
  7. Add chopped pieces of chocolate during last five minutes of mixing. Freeze for at least 4-5 hours prior to serving. In my freezer, it usually takes up to 6 hours to get the way I like it.
Nutrition Facts
Best Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 302
% Daily Value*
Fat 33.5g52%
Saturated Fat 19.3g97%
Cholesterol 153mg51%
Sodium 50.7mg2%
Carbohydrates 17.1g6%
Fiber 4.7g19%
Sugar 16.2g18%
Protein 4.7g9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.