With a thirteen year old Oik in the house, my homemade ice cream is very popular! There’s never not a batch in the freezer… or in the concept phase. He’s unfortunately grown up with the severely limited Danish selection of flavors, and only found out about chocolate chip cookie dough this past summer. I know! Can you imagine..?
I’ve actually made homemade chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream for him, which was no small feat in a country where pre-made cookie dough doesn’t exist!
One of my latest creations was mint chocolate chip ice cream. For some reason, mint always seems wintry to me, and with dark chocolate, it seemed a perfect winter holiday flavor. I can’t buy chocolate chips in Denmark, so I chopped up some dark chocolate instead.
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup coffee cream*
1/2 cup milk
2 t peppermint extract
5-6 oz dark chocolate, chopped
Whisk the eggs for a minute or two in a large bowl, until they’re light and fluffy.
Add the creams, the milk, and the peppermint extract, then whisk it for another minute or two. You can also add a few drops of green food coloring here.
Process the mixture in an ice cream maker for 45 minutes to an hour, adding the chocolate during the last 10 minutes of processing.
*This is half and half in the States… you’re looking for something with around 10% fat.