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Mint Dark Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Prep Time
6 hrs
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
6 hrs 20 mins

Homemade ice cream with mint and chunks of dark chocolate

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: churned ice cream recipe, ice cream with dark chocolate, mint ice cream
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 257 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 Cups Milk Whole milk makes the creamiest but you can use 2%
  • 2 Cups Half and Half Cream
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons pure mint extract
  • 3.5 oz Dark Chocolate bar or your favorite chocolate, cut into small bits.
  1. In a sauce pan heat milk, half and half over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. You want to just about bring to a boil. But don't let it come to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl combine egg yolks and sugar.
  3. Once milk mixture is almost to a bowl, temper the egg mixture by adding 4 Tablespoons of the hot milk into the eggs. Stir while adding. This will help prevent your egg mixture from scrambling when added to the milk.
  4. Slowly pour tempered egg mixture into the hot milk. Stir while adding.
  5. Cook over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes. Stir to prevent scorching. You want your mixture to begin to thicken slightly.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Add vanilla and mint extracts.
  8. Pour ice cream mixture into a container to cool and refrigerate overnight or for at least 3 hours until mixture is completely cooled.
  9. Just before churning, add chocolate bits.
  10. Pour mixture into ice cream maker.
  11. Churn until thickened.
  12. Place ice cream in freezer for at least 1 hour until firm.
Recipe Notes

Ice cream will become rock hard when frozen for more than a few hours. To serve simply remove from freezer and wait 5 minutes before scooping. This will allow ice cream to soften just a bit so you can scoop it!

Nutrition Facts
Mint Dark Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 55mg2%
Potassium 252mg7%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 147mg15%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.