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mint chocolated ice cream

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This has “real mint” flavor in it and with added dark chocolate, this is a cold treat to enjoy all year round.

yield 1 1/2 quarts
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For mint chocolated ice cream

  • 2 c
    35% heavy cream
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar, or more to taste
  • 1 c
    mint leaves, packed
  • 1 lg
    vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • 5 lg
    free-range egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/8 tsp
    fleur de sel
  • 4 oz
    dark chocolate, shaved or chopped into small pieces
  • 1 Tbsp
    crème de menthe
  • 5
    drops food coloring, optional

How To Make mint chocolated ice cream

  • 1
    In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add heavy cream, milk and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved heat the mixture just before it starts to simmer (between 160ºF to 170ºF).
  • 2
    Turn off the heat, add mint leaves, stir, and let the mixture steep for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    Strain the mixture through a fine sieve sitting over a bowl, pressing down the solids with the back of a wooden spoon; discard the mint leaves.
  • 4
    Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and return to the stove. Warm up the mixture on medium heat.
  • 5
    When it reaches around 140ºF, ladle some up and slowly pour in a tiny amount at a time to the yolks, whisking constantly.
  • 6
    When the yolks are tempered, add them to the saucepan and whisk continuously.
  • 7
    When the custard temperature reaches 170ºF, remove from the heat and pass it through a fine sieve sitting over a bowl or a large measuring cup; discard any cooked eggs if there are any.
  • 8
    Add vanilla seeds and a small pinch of fleur de sel; whisk until well blended.
  • 9
    Place a piece of wax paper on top making sure it touches the surface and let it cool off about 30 minutes before transferring it to the fridge to chill overnight.
  • 10
    The next day, pour the chilled custard into an ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • 11
    About halfway through churning, add shaved chocolate.
  • 12
    A couple minutes before it’s done, add Crème de Menthe and a few drops of food coloring; continue churning.
  • 13
    When the desired consistency is reached, spoon the mixture into a 2-quart container, place a lid on and transfer to the freezer until frozen, about 4 hours.
  • 14
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