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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Certain foods make you think about certain people. I am pretty sure I have an ice cream flavor that I relate to important people in my life.
For instance:
  • Mint chocolate chip reminds me of my Mom.
  • Birthday cake reminds me of my Husband
  • Chocolate and Vanilla Twist reminds me of my Dad
  • Butter Pecan reminds me of my Grandma
What about you? What ice cream flavors remind you of people in your life? 
I can’t help but wonder what ice cream flavor I am to all of the people I mentioned above. 
PS. Yesterday was national chocolate chip day, I am almost on time with this post.
Yield: 1 quart

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

In this recipe, I used fresh mint from my herb garden. You are welcome to use peppermint extract instead. You may have to do some taste testing to get the peppermint taste just right. I would start out with 1 tsp and add to it.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 40 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large handful of fresh mint
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Heat milk and cream in a medium saucepan on low. Do not let boil.
  2. While hot, add the fresh mint leaves and let steep for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Separate egg yolks from the whites and whisk into the whole eggs.
  4. Add sugar and whisk until fully combined.
  5. Strain mixture and discard mint.
  6. Slowly add 1 cup of the milk and cream mixture to the eggs and sugar while whisking continuously until cooled.
  7. When it has cooled, add the egg and milk mixture to the saucepan and heat on medium low.
  8. Whisk constantly until the mixture becomes thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  9. Poor the mixture into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
  10. When the mixture is completely cool add it to your ice cream machine and follow the machines instructions, usually churn for about 20 minutes.
  11. While churning, add the chocolate chips.
  12. Transfer frozen mixture to a freezer bowl and place in your freezer for 4-6 hours or until frozen.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 444Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 170mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 2gSugar: 38gProtein: 7g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate. You may want to spot check this information.

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Sunday 4th of May 2014

Can I do it if I dont have the ice cream machine?

Samantha Seeley

Sunday 4th of May 2014

Hi Debbie! Check out this link for making ice cream without an ice cream machine. I haven't done this method before but you could give it a shot!


Monday 2nd of December 2013

I love you Sam. I had to read this again.


Monday 21st of May 2012

Awwww Alison sounds great - definitely worthy of such ice cream and praise.


Monday 21st of May 2012

She's a weird one. But that is what makes her so cool!


Sunday 20th of May 2012

So sweet!! I love this ice cream and I agree with Lenore! I have tons of mint growing right now...I might just have to make some, thanks!


Monday 21st of May 2012

Hope you like it, Julie! Thanks!


Wednesday 16th of May 2012

I love that you used fresh mint in your recipe! I'd never think to do that. This was such a sweet post :)


Wednesday 16th of May 2012

I love to use herbs or flowers when I can to flavor things instead of extracts. Thankfully I just started my tiny garden with some peppermint!

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