Mint Chip Ice Cream

Mint chip is one of my favorite ice cream flavors. I feel like it’s often underestimated and under-appreciated. As I have stated multiple times before, chocolate and mint is one of my favorite flavor combos out there. I especially love that most mint chip ice creams have big chunks of chocolate in them, not chocolate chips. It’s a weird minor nuance, but I think it really makes mint chip ice cream special.

Mint Chip Ice Cream

I was excited to find a mint chip ice cream recipe that didn’t call for any extracts. The mint coolness in this ice cream comes from steeping the milk with fresh mint leaves then squeezing all of the liquid out of them to get a true minty experience.

Mint Chip Ice Cream

You’ll also notice that the color isn’t bright green. It does have a subtle green color but without the use of artificial coloring, you’re just not going to get a bright green color. And that’s fine by me. Everyone who tried this ice cream agreed that it was very minty. Topping a warm brownie with this ice cream made the most amazing brownie sundaes!

Mint Chip Ice Cream

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Mint Chip Ice Cream

Ingredients:

3 cups of fresh mint leaves (no stems), rinsed, drained and packed
3 cups coconut milk, divided
2/3 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
5 egg yolks
8 oz dark chocolate, chopped

Directions:

Heat mint leaves and 2 cups coconut milk on the stove until just steaming (do not let boil.) Remove from heat and let stand, covered for 1 hour.

Strain the mixture into a separate bowl, pressing on the mint leaves to get out all the liquid. Return the mixture to the saucepan and add sugar and salt. Heat just until sugar has dissolved.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk egg yolks. Slowly pour heated milk mixture into egg yolks, whisking constantly. Return mixture to the saucepan.

Cook over low heat until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 10 minutes.

Strain though a fine mesh sieve into a large bowl. Add remaining cup of milk and stir to combine.

Place in fridge until completely cool then process according to the directions on your ice cream maker.

Stir in chocolate chunks once ice cream has formed.

Recipe adapted from The Endless Meal

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12 Responses to “Mint Chip Ice Cream”

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — July 24, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Ohh I love that it’s an all-natural mint flavor. So much better than the fake stuff.

    • beantownbaker — July 24th, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

      I agree. Hubby likes to give me a hard time by calling me a food snob for trying to avoid fake stuff in everything we eat. I figure, it’s worth the effort. And the name calling ;)

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — July 25, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Ohhh, I love mint chocolate chip! Love that you used coconut milk in it!

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    Nutmeg nanny — July 27, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Yummy :) my mother would love this, mint chip has always been her favorite! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

    • beantownbaker — July 30th, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

      I can’t believe you’re commenting on blogs while at a blogging conference. Overachiever :P

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    madscar — July 29, 2013 at 3:28 am

    Love it! This is amazing :)

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    Shannon — July 31, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    for some reason your blog stopped updating in feedly :( corrected and now to catch up on all the deliciousness! i just made a fresh mint ice cream as well, but i like how you used coconut milk. will be doing that next time :)

    • beantownbaker — August 1st, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

      I know – I realized that too. But it’s working again now. Not sure if it was a Feedly issue or something on my end…

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    Allison — July 31, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Really good! I may have steeped the mint too long.. A little earthy. Will try again!

    • beantownbaker — August 1st, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

      Oh bummer! I’ve never had ice cream that I’d call “earthy”…

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    TF620 — August 9, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Would you consider doing a mint chocolate chip ice cream with goat’s milk? Or do you think the “goaty” would show through too much?

    • beantownbaker — August 10th, 2013 @ 9:36 am

      Interesting idea. I think it would be good. This ice cream was very minty, so I think it would mask the goatiness of the milk.

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