I have an almighty sweet tooth. Like diabetes inducing, colossal, no resisting it, craving for sweets. And with my second pregnancy, all I want is chocolate. Well, that’s not all I want but normally I’m not a big chocolate eater, so this time around it’s a doosy.
The remedy for that? Homemade chocolate mint ice cream.
Here’s all you need:
Whole milk, heavy cream, sugar, peppermint extract, chocolate syrup, and chocolate mint candies of your choosing.
Oh yeah, and your ice cream machine…
I personally love York peppermint patties and wanted something more in my ice cream than chunks of just chocolate. All those patties got chopped up and set aside for later. Simply mix all your other ingredients in a bowl, until combined, about 2-3 minutes.
If you follow the recipe exactly, your ice cream will be pretty minty. I wanted a more chocolate flavor to mine so I upped my chocolate measurement by another 1/4 cup or so.
Pour that immediately into your ice cream machine, and turn on.
(Disclaimer: Be sure to follow proper instructions with your machine. Ours for instance, requires that the insert be frozen solid before mixing. Or else you’ll just have chocolate milk and you don’t need a machine to make that. Hopefully.)
(Little people hands may not necessarily be included in your process)
This will churn in your machine for 25-30 minutes. I’ve found it works best to incorporate your add ins after it’s completely done. In the past when I’ve added it in the mixer it only really mixes into the top half of the ice cream. I turned my machine off, added my peppermint candies and divided into freezer worthy containers.
Right out of the machine it will be in soft serve form, which is still delicious. But I think it tastes best when you’ve let sit it in the freezer overnight.
The next step is to scoop yourself up a tasty treat and kick back and pretend it’s already summer!
Chocolate Mint Ice Cream
1 1/2 cups whole milk
3/4 cup chocolate syrup ( I used about 1 cup)
3 tbsp. sugar
3 cups heavy cream
1 tsp. peppermint extract
I cup chopped chocolate mint candies
In medium bowl, mix all ingredients except candy. Mix together milk, chocolate syrup and sugar for a few minutes until sugar is dissolved. Then add in heavy cream and extract, stir.Pour into freezer bowl of ice cream machine and churn for approx. 25-30 minutes. Mix in candies, and serve immediately, or freeze overnight for a firmer texture.