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Fresh Mint Ice Cream

Fresh mint ice cream is super creamy and has the perfect amount of punchy mint flavor and lots of tasty mint chocolate. It's an easy ice cream recipe that's made by steeping fresh mint leaves in a traditional custard base. Either pull out your ice cream maker or opt for the no-churn version, either way, it's delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 cups fresh mint leaves, (about 2 ½ ounces)
  • 4 ounces mint chocolate, chopped, (about 1 cup)

Instructions 

  • Whisk the milk, cream, sugar, salt, and egg yolks in a small pot. Add the mint leaves and bring the pot to a gentle simmer over medium heat, whisking often. Remove the pot from the heat and let it steep for 1 hour.
    2 cups whole milk, 1 cup heavy cream, ⅔ cup granulated sugar, ½ teaspoon sea salt, 3 egg yolks, 3 cups fresh mint leaves
  • Strain the cream through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl and discard the mint. Place the bowl into your fridge until the cream is cold.
  • Pour the cream into your ice cream maker and churn for 30 minutes, or until it is creamy and thick. Pour the chocolate in and let your ice cream maker run for another minute to mix the chocolate into the ice cream.
    4 ounces mint chocolate, chopped

No Churn Method

  • Pour the chilled cream into a large baking dish and place it in your fridge. After 30 mintues, scrape the frozen cream with a fork and mix it around. Put it back into your fridge.
  • Repeat this step of scraping and mixing the cream every 30 minutes for at least 2 hours, until the ice cream has formed and it is nice and creamy. Stir in the mint chocolate.
    4 ounces mint chocolate, chopped
Serving: 0.5cups, Calories: 323kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 121mg, Sodium: 194mg, Potassium: 308mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 1356IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 149mg, Iron: 3mg