Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

As a food blogger, it’s always fun to come up with new recipes. I love to play with flavors and experiment in my kitchen and I could do it all day but sometimes we all need that classic recipe which we want to make as it is because they are classics for a reason and you don’t want to change them, just like this mint chocolate chip ice cream. Mint and chocolate is a very popular combination and you see it all over in US twice a year, once obviously during Christmas and second in March around St. Patrick’s Day. And since St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, I had to post some mint recipe for my readers.

I am not a huge mint fan but yes I’m always in if some chocolate is involved like in this mint chocolate chip ice cream. My problem with mint is that I like it only when it’s subtle in flavor. I do not like mint overpowering everything else in a dessert, well then it tastes like toothpaste and I hate that. And because of this the amount of peppermint extract that you add in the recipe becomes very important.

Mint Ice Cream With Chocolate Chip

This ice cream recipe is eggless just like my all other ice cream recipes. We do not associate ice creams with eggs in India and that has somehow stayed with me till now. I always think to try the custard base ice cream with eggs but when it comes to making the ice cream, I end up skipping the eggs. Anyway enough about eggs, this is about mint and chocolate. I think the amount of peppermint extract in this recipe is just perfect. It’s enough to give that nice mint flavor without making the ice cream taste like toothpaste, you get what I mean right? But having said that if you LOVE mint, add more of the extract.

I made this ice cream using my KitchenAid ice cream attachment. This was actually the first attachment that I thought of buying once I got my Kitchen Aid. Seriously making ice creams is so easy using ice cream makers. If you don’t have one, I would highly suggest to buy one especially because it will be summers soon and there will be so many exciting flavors to try! I can’t wait!

 

Method

In a bowl whisk together heavy cream and milk.

Add the granulated sugar and whisk till sugar dissolves completely.

Add peppermint extract, vanilla extract, salt, green food color (optional) and mix till combined. Cover the mixture and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe-Step-1Once the mixture is chilled, make the ice cream according to ice cream maker manufacturer instructions.

Add semi-sweet chocolate chips to the ice cream mixture after the ice cream has been churning in the bowl for 10-15 minutes.

Once the ice cream is done, transfer to a bowl and freeze for 4-6 hours before serving or till the ice cream is firm.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe-Step-2Scoop the refreshing mint chocolate chip ice cream into your favorite cone and enjoy before it melts!

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

* I have added a lot of chocolate chips here because I can never have enough of chocolate. 1/2 cup of chocolate chips should be good enough but I added extra 2 tablespoons. If you don’t share my love for chocolate, 1/2 cup should do.

*Adding green food color is optional. I added little because I have always seen mint ice creams like this – green in color!

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Classic Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is an all time favorite treat for all seasons!
Servings: 4
Calories: 420 kcal
Author: Manali
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup milk [i used 1%]
  • cup + 2 teaspoon granulated white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • green food color, few drops [optional]
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In a bowl whisk together heavy cream and milk.
  2. Add the granulated sugar and whisk till sugar dissolves completely.
  3. Add peppermint extract, vanilla extract, salt, green food color (optional) and mix till combined. Cover the mixture and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Once the mixture is chilled, make the ice cream according to ice cream maker manufacturer instructions.
  5. Add semi-sweet chocolate chips to the ice cream mixture after the ice cream has been churning in the bowl for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Once the ice cream is done, transfer to a bowl and freeze for 4-6 hours before serving or till the ice cream is firm.
  7. Scoop into your favorite cone and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 420 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 38mg2%
Potassium 212mg6%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 925IU19%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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36 thoughts on “Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

  1. Wow, that looks good. Now that it’s warming up, I want ice cream!
    Isn’t it fun to take pics of food that’s melting? Quite the challenge, which you rose to admirably!

  2. Wow! This ice cream is stunning, Manali! I didn’t realize that Indian ice creams aren’t custard based. I truthfully always go with custard-based ice creams, but I am second-guessing that right about now. This ice cream is a classic…and rightfully so! Plus, your photos make this ice cream look perfect!

    1. Thank you David, yes Indian ice creams aren’t custard based so I kind of find it difficult to add eggs in my ice cream but will try to do that soon! 🙂

  3. Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream was my favorite flavor as a kid, and it’s still a favorite of mine to this day! I adore it. Your photos are just totally beautiful, and I love the step-by-step photos. You make ice cream-making look so simple! I’ve never done it actually! Now you’ve convinced me that I must try!

  4. Perfect photo holding the ice cream cone. I’ll have to practice much more… I think maybe using a tripod would be easier for me, but I still don’t have one, but it’s in my shopping list for the blog. Thanks for sharing this post Manali

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