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Mint Dark Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream with mint and chunks of dark chocolate
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chilling Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 257kcal
Author: Kathy

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Milk Whole milk makes the creamiest but you can use 2%
  • 2 Cups Half and Half Cream
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons pure mint extract
  • 3.5 ounce Dark Chocolate bar or your favorite chocolate, cut into small bits

Instructions

  • In a saucepan heat milk, half and half over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. You want to just about bring to a boil. But don't actually let it boil!
  • Meanwhile, in a separate bowl combine egg yolks and sugar.
  • Once milk mixture is almost to a boil, 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.
  • Slowly pour tempered egg mixture into the hot milk. Stir while adding.
  • Cook over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes. Stir to prevent scorching. You want your mixture to begin to thicken slightly.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add vanilla and mint extracts.
  • Pour ice cream mixture into a container to cool and refrigerate overnight or for at least 3 hours until mixture is completely cooled.
  • Just before churning, add chocolate bits.
  • Pour mixture into ice cream maker.
  • Churn until thickened.
  • Place ice cream in freezer for at least 1 hour until firm.

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

Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 1.6mg