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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream invokes memories of my childhood…on occasion when our family would go to the ‘famous-in-our-town’ ice cream joint, I would always, always get mint chocolate chip. I have been more adventurous as I’ve grown up, but there’s nothing like a classic.
A couple of weeks ago I saw this recipe and was intrigued. Could those two ingredients really make delicious ice cream without an ice cream maker? I was determined to find out and chose to do so by making my childhood favorite.
The results? Fantastic! The texture really is lovely and the flavor was great. This probably won’t replace our favorite vanilla recipe, but there are plenty of other mix-ins that you could add to the basic cream and sweetened condensed milk that would be awesome.
So if you don’t have an ice cream maker, you now have no excuse to not make your own. My four year old was eating his and he said, “Why did you make our own ice cream, Mom? You mean, so we don’t have to leave the house to get some. (turns to his sister) Hosanna, mom made it so we don’t have to leave the house and because it’s just better!”
Go ahead, give it a try, you won’t even have to leave the house to get some and it really is just better!
Recipe by Crumbs and Chaos
1 pint WHIPPING CREAM
1 can (14 oz.) SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK
1 teaspoon VANILLA EXTRACT
1 1/2 teaspoons MINT EXTRACT
3/4 cup CHOCOLATE CHIPS*
3 drops GREEN FOOD COLORING*
In a bowl, beat cream until fluffy (this took about 1 1/2 minutes). Set aside.
In another bowl, mix together sweetened condensed milk, extracts, chocolate chips and food coloring.
Gently fold in the whipped cream. Pour mixture into a freezable container and freeze until firm. See how easy that was?
*I used mini chocolate chips, but I might use chocolate chunks next time. Use what you have on hand.
If you want it greener, you may want to add a few more drops of color, mine was a pale green.
This post is linked to Melt In Your Mouth Monday, Recipe Sharing Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Totally Tasty Tuesday, These Chicks Cooked, Fat Camp Friday, Sweet Tooth Friday, Fusion Friday, Tuesday Time Out
What ice cream flavor reminds you of your childhood?