Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Easy mint chocolate chip ice cream

Since being here in Ohio we have gotten to see Chelsey and Brent a lot. We love it. For some reason every time we see them Mike wants ice cream. Now, Mike likes ice cream. In fact, I think he loves it. But he doesn't love it so much that he has to eat it all the time. We bought some ice cream last Thursday and it hasn't been opened yet. And, we are having a "no sweets" challenge" for the next two weeks so that ice cream will stay unopened for quite some time. Anyway, we decided that we would make homemade ice cream at Brent and Chelsey's yesterday just to carry on the tradition of eating ice cream at their house all the time. It was great. I put a little too much salt in it though. So, it was a great salty ice cream. To clarify, I accidentally put in more than the recipe calls for so don't worry about putting less than called for. We will definitely eat it again without all the salt.

2 cups 2% milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. peppermint extract
3 drops green food coloring (optional)
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl, stir together 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.


recipe from Allrecipes.com


Jess and Jason said...

what about no sweets?!?!?

Mike and Adrianne said...

This was the day before our no sweets challenge.

Jason said...

I am not a huge ice cream fan but that does sound good.

Mike and Adrianne said...

It's a good thing we don't live by you Jason. That is all Mike wants to do at Brent and Chelsey's.