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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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Mint chocolate ice cream is my favorite ice cream flavor. Cool, creamy mint flavored ice cream studded with tiny pieces of mint chocolate made from scratch!
Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cool treat, frozen, ice cream, mint, mint chocolate chip
Prep Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Additional Time 3 hrs 50 mins
Total Time 6 hrs
Servings 8 servings
Calories 476
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 generous pinch fine sea salt
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups half & half or substitute with a cup of both whole milk and heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 6 drops green food coloring optional
  • 3/4 cup small chocolate chunks or mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Add the sugar, sea salt, heavy cream and the half and half into a large (8-cup) liquid measuring cup. Whisk until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Next add in the vanilla, mint extract and 6 drops of the green food coloring, whisk to combine.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until thoroughly chilled.
  • Following the manufacturers instructions, pour the ice cream base into the ice cream maker and churn until thick.
  • Use a spatula to fold in the chocolate pieces and then pour the base into a freezer safe container and freeze for 4 hours to overnight. Overnight is best.
  • Scoop and serve!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 1097IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 1mg