Chocolate & Fresh Mint Ice Cream

I made this ice cream by modifying the recipe for “Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream” in my ice cream maker’s Owner’s Guide.  It has a light chocolate flavor and genuine mint tingle without being overly sweet.  The mint and chocolate can be adjusted to taste.

Homemade chocolate mint ice cream with a garnish of fresh mint

Homemade chocolate mint ice cream with a garnish of fresh mint

3/4 c. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1 3/4 c. whole milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 c. whipping cream
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
20-30 mint leaves
2 tsp cocoa powder

Combine sugar, salt, milk, mint leaves, and cocoa powder in a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring until mixture almost boils. Reduce heat to low and slowly pour 1/2 c. of hot milk mixture into beaten eggs while mixing with a whisk. Add egg mixture to the remaining hot mixture and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until thickened, about three minutes. Remove from heat and pour through a strainer to remove mint leaves. Chill in refrigerator for at least two hours.

Combine whipping cream, vanilla, and chilled mixture, stirring with a wire whisk. Pour into ice cream maker canister and freeze as directed, usually 20-40 minutes.

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