[requested] Mint-Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

 One word: delicious.
My family members have been the "guinea pigs" for my many ice-cream-flavor(s)- experiments ever since we first got our ice cream maker...but this mint-chocolate chunk ice cream is definitely a favorite. (the only noted complaint: what? there isn't any MORE!?)
I came up with this recipe one Sunday afternoon when the thought of mint ice-cream crossed my mind. ;) haha This recipe is refined sugar free.
Mint Ice Cream
2 cups of heavy cream
1 cup of whole milk
1/3 cup of honey (more or less for your taste)
1 - 2 tsp of peppermint extract (again, add more or less for your taste)
4 drops of green food coloring*
2 drops of blue food coloring*
Chocolate chunks, recipe to follow
*I was using neon food coloring, since that was all we had, and so the above number of drops is how many I needed using that kind of coloring. It might be different for "normal food coloring".
1. whisk together all ingredients ingredients.
2. place combined mixture into ice cream maker (I use a Cuisinart Electric Ice Cream Maker, which you can find HERE) and let it run until it is a little thicker than "soft-serve" - Our ice cream maker usually  takes 20 - 30 minutes to reach this point.
3. Add in chocolate chunks.
4. Place in freezer until frozen (or you  can just eat it right away. . .=D)
5. Enjoy!
Chocolate Chunks
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 - 2 Tbsp. Honey (more, if you prefer your chocolate sweeter)
2 - 3 Tbsp. cocoa (more, if you prefer darker chocolate)
1 Tbsp. Peanut Butter
1. Combine all ingredients in a medium pot, and heat over medium heat until the coconut oil is melted; whisking constantly.
2. Remove from heat, and place in fridge until thickened to "frosting consistency", stirring occasionally. (You'll want to keep stirring it, because otherwise the oil/other ingredients will separate)
3. Once it's a frosting consistency, spread evenly on wax paper: it's thickness should be about half the thickness of a normal chocolate bar.
4. Place in freezer (the wax paper/chocolate on a cookie sheet) until firm.
5. Walah! Cut the chocolate into chunks, and it's ready to use in your ice cream!


Hannah Bergmann said...

Oh, that looks so delicious! =) We've made homemade ice cream before, but the recipe didn't really turn out. Maybe we'll try this one!

Abigail said...

Thanks soo much for posting the reipe...Kara

Joanna said...

Hey Kara! this recipe looked too good not to try....so I made it and we LOVED it!!! thanks for posting! :)