Monday, July 06, 2009

Fresh mint ice cream

This ice cream is a refreshing treat. We left out the traditional chocolate chips, but didn't miss them. It's a simple recipe that uses both fresh mint and peppermint extract. So far, it's my favorite of of ice cream adventures.

2 cups 2% milk, chilled
1 cup heavy cream, chilled
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 drops green food coloring
1/2 cups chopped fresh mint leaves (not stems)

Heat 1 cup milk is a saucepan. Just as it begins to steam, add sugar, salt and mint. Remove from heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Stir in food coloring and peppermint extract.

Pour into ice cream maker and freeze according to instructions.

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