Mint chocolate chip ice cream is a favorite in this house. Since I recently upgraded from my broken down manual crank ice cream maker to one with an actual motor (yah!) I’ve been experimenting with different ice cream recipes. This mint chocolate chip is fabulous and it was devoured quickly. I’ve made it three times already and it won’t be the last time either!
I’ve decided that I prefer ice cream made with a sweetened condensed milk base. It’s not only easy, it doesn’t require eggs or to be cooked, which also means no long chill times in the refrigerator. Just mix, add to the ice cream maker, and freeze. That’s it. So you’ll see a lot of sweetened condensed milk based ice creams here from now on. The egg custards are good, and I know I can make them. That’s all I need to know. Been there, done that, like this way better. ;-)
I actually made a completely different recipe the first time I made this, and it turned out my mint extract was a bit expired. So my ice cream tasted like mouthwash. :-* However, it’s been perfected now, just make sure you have a current bottle of mint extract! Ha! Now, on with the recipe. I give you dreamy, creamy mint chocolate chip ice cream!
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk (I use 1%)
large pinch salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pure mint extract
5 drops green food coloring
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
Combine all ingredients except for the chocolate in a large bowl and whisk until well combined. Pour into your ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
5 minutes before churning is complete, melt the chocolate on 50% power in your microwave. Slowly drizzle the chocolate into the churning ice cream maker.
The difference in temperature between the ice cream and the meted chocolate will cause the chocolate to harden and crack, creating wonderful chocolate chips. This method is known as straccietella.
Turn the ice cream out into a freezer container and freeze until hard, usually a few hours or so.