Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

12 Jul

For whatever reason, I didn’t care for chocolate as a kid.  My mom would buy chocolate bars that would remain untouched by me.  As an adult, I could quite possible live on aforementioned food.  I can also survive on ice cream.  In fact, I eat at least one teeny tiny bowl of ice cream almost every day, to ensure I continue to survive.

So, I heard it’s ice cream week.  In honor of this very important week, I made my family’s favorite flavor:  Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.

mint chip ice cream

Mint chip ice cream, aka “peppermint bon bon”

Ooooh, gooood.  Did you know mint chip ice cream is referred to as peppermint bon bon in the Midwest?  I did not know.  Until I stepped up to the window at an ice cream shop a year or two ago and asked to “see what the bon bon flavor looks like.”  Oh.  Isn’t that the same as mint chip?  Why didn’t they write that on the chalkboard menu?

mint chip ice cream

creamy ice cream, lots of chocolaty bits, and cool peppermint

When Hubby finally was able to sample (after the kids swooped in front of him to grab their minty bowls), he didn’t speak.  Bite, swallow, bite.  Yes, he affirms:  His favorite frozen treat is just as good home-made as the ones he would stand in line to buy.  Maybe even a tad better, because you can amp up the mint factor and chocolate bits as you wish.

mint chip ice cream

Grab your spoon and go!

Just try, try to give the ice cream time to firm up in the freezer for a few hours before digging in.  Of course, some of us don’t mind taking a few test bites of slightly melty ice cream.

RECIPE (approx 1.5 quarts)

1 cup whole milk, well chilled
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups heavy cream, well chilled
1.5-2 tsp pure peppermint extract, or to taste
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate bar, chopped into tiny pieces
Special Equipment:  Ice cream maker

In bowl, use whisk to combine milk and sugar until dissolved.  Stir in heavy cream and peppermint.  Turn ice cream maker on and pour mixture in for about 25 min.  During the last 5 minutes of churning, slowly put in chopped chocolate.  Put ice cream in airtight container for a few hours before enjoying, if you can wait that long.

Source:  Chew Out Loud

20 Responses to “Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream”

  1. anita July 13, 2012 at 2:53 am #

    It’s when I read posts like these that my desire for an ice cream maker intensifies =[

  2. chewoutloud July 13, 2012 at 3:00 am #

    I just got mine this year, and have made batches already. You get to control what goes into your ice cream 🙂

  3. Catzie July 14, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    Reblogged this on All People can Cook and commented:
    Mint choco chip ice cream is my bf’s favorite, and I wanna try this recipe. I would need to buy an ice cream maker though. 😀

    • chewoutloud July 15, 2012 at 3:26 am #

      I got mine for $30 on amazon. Love it 🙂

  4. gapleb July 15, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    try using york peppermint patties too! they can be melted down and swirled into the ice cream or just left all chunky

  5. Anita Flowers July 21, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    I need and want an ice-cream maker … Right now!

    • chewoutloud July 22, 2012 at 5:50 am #

      Looking at food makes us want to buy, right, Anita? 🙂

      • Anita Flowers July 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

        It’s true, I have recently bought a juicer, It’s fabulous!

  6. ohshineon July 24, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    I really want this. Right now. Like, I don’t think anything else has captivated me more than this mint chocolate chip ice cream… Or peppermint bon bon — I like that name much better 🙂 I am doing some serious mouth watering over here and your photographs capture the creamy texture and bits of chocolate beautifully!

  7. epicureantease July 25, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    WOW!!! This looks amazing!!! Mint Chip is my all-time favorite!! 🙂

  8. Thu July 25, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    oh my god–i LOVE mint chocolate chip ice cream! this is amazing…and thanks for visiting our blog 🙂

  9. everyvariety August 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    I really have to try this some time…looks and sounds perfect. My 2 favs – chocolate and ice cream.

  10. 1visionmultimedia August 9, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    Mmm…that looks delicious. Great photos!

  11. mmmarzipan November 2, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    must try! 🙂

  12. tastytreats13 March 26, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    Mint chocolate chip is my favorite kind of ice cream! This looks great!


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