Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

I used the last of my neighbor’s eggs and some mint I got from another neighbor whose patch is crazy overgrown. I just clipped them down to about 2 feet tall and got a stuffed gallon sack. This was a bit too minty for my hubby but I like having mint burps 12 hours after eating it. You may want to reduce the mint, some recipes I’ve used have as few as 2 springs of mint while this one goes for 2 cups packed mint leaves.

mint chocolate chip

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups packed fresh mint leaves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened)

Preparation

In a blender blend cream, milk, and mint until mint is finely chopped. In a saucepan bring cream mixture just to a boil and cool 15 minutes. Whisk in eggs and sugar and cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened and a thermometer registers 170°F. (Do not let custard boil or it will curdle.) Pour custard through a fine sieve into a bowl. Chill custard, its surface covered with plastic wrap, until cold, at least 3 hours, and up to 1 day. Chop chocolate. Freeze custard in an ice-cream maker. Transfer ice cream to an airtight container and stir in chocolate. Put ice cream in freezer to harden.

~ by accordingtoleanne on June 27, 2015.

2 Responses to “Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream”

  1. Oh I need it now!☺️❤️

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