How To Make Homemade Mint Ice Cream

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A few weeks ago I saw on Cupcakes & Cashmere’s Instagram that she was making homemade ice cream. Mint chip ice cream, my favorite. But she was torn between York Peppermint Patties, Junior Mints (my all time favorite candy) or Andes Mints. She ended up doing the patties and I’ve never disagreed more with a candy choice. So I decided I’d make my own. With Andes Mints instead. And BIG chunks, none of this little fleck crap. I want to chew it! So I gave my hand at homemade ice cream for the first time. And let me tell you, it was MUCH easier than I anticipated.

How To Make Homemade Mint Ice Cream

The thing I love about this recipe is how easy it is. There’s no heating up milk, adding eggs, or any of that fussy custard base situation. It’s solely milk, cream, sugar and flavoring. It couldn’t be simpler.

The only tools you’ll need for this as well is your ice cream maker obviously. You can shop some favorites at the bottom of this post. A large mixing bowl and a container to freeze and store the ice cream in.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup chopped up Andes mints – or your favorite mint and chocolate candy!
  • 2-3 drops of green food coloring (optional)
  • 1-2 drops of peppermint extract – start with a little and taste! You can always add more but this stuff is potent! A little goes a long way
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional, I left this out and it was fine but would totally add another layer of flavor)

DIRECTIONS

Before you begin, make sure you take out your ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer instructions. This is vital to the ice cream making process or you’re just sitting in the kitchen with a giant bowl of sweet milk. I like to throw mine into the freezer the night before, typically that’s plenty of time to allow it to freeze. And you can totally go old school with an ice bath and hand crank that baby. But that’s too much work, trust me.

Step One

In a large bowl, add your whole milk, heavy whipping cream and sugar. Whisk until your sugar has mostly dissolved. You may not get it all dissolved and that’s fine. It’ll continue to mix and dissolve in the ice cream machine.

Step Two

Chop your Andes Mints up (or any candy you like!) and then toss it into the milk and sugar mixture. You can even add in some dark chocolate too to mix it up. Also, add in your flavorings and green food coloring to amp up the color! Food coloring is completely optional, but I like that it makes it feel like a true mint chip. A little goes a long way, so be careful!

Step Three

Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker. I have this one and it was great. Set it up according to the manufacturer instructions (usually 20-30 minutes).

Step Four

You’ll then pour your homemade ice cream into a bowl or container. I topped mine with additional dark chocolate and mint candies to make it look extra special. You’ll want to make sure you cover it with plastic wrap. This will prevent any ice crystals to form on top. Then freeze it for a few hours so it can firm up.

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How To Serve Andes Mint Homemade Ice Cream  

Are you into sugar cones or cake cone? I grew up on a sugar cone. Never even considered a waffle cone, too big. A sugar cone to me is everything, so when dreaming up this recipe I knew I had to serve this homemade mint chip ice cream in them. But what makes it even more fun, is adding it to a bowl and then topping with more chocolate!

This recipe is great to serve for a crowd for summer parties or BBQs. You could easily make this into a fun ice cream bar and let people add in their favorite mint flavored candy instead of adding in the Andes Mints. Or have a fun toppings bar with ice cream cones, sprinkles, chocolate sauce, gummy bears, all the things! And don’t forget the whipped cream too.

Nutrition Facts

Clearly ice cream isn’t the healthiest choice, but who cares! It actually can fit into a balanced diet just fine. And I think one should be able to indulge without feeling immense guilt. Here’s what’s in the good stuff.

  • Calories Per Serving: 375
  • Fat Per Serving: 28g
  • Cholesterol 88 mg
  • Sodium 54 mg
  • Potassium 126 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 30 g
  • Sugars 29 g
  • Protein 4 g
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Mint Chip Ice Cream
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 375 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 18 pieces Andes Mints
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 drops mint extract
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir together

  2. Pour mixture into ice cream maker

  3. Once your mixture is done mixing in the ice cream maker, transfer to a container

  4. Add plastic wrap to the top and freeze until firm

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6 Comments

  1. Rachel wrote:

    UM YUM!!!! I’ve never made homemade ice cream before and this recipe makes it sound so easy! I’ll have to give it a try next week!

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

    Posted 8.28.19 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      This was my first time too and it was insanely easy. I feel like I can make anything now!

      Posted 8.28.19 Reply
  2. Still pissed you didn’t share this with me! Looks delicious!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    https://poorlittleitgirl.com

    Posted 8.28.19 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Luckily it’s super easy to make! We’ll have to try some other flavors and do a tasting party

      Posted 8.28.19 Reply
  3. Ahh, homemade ice cream! This looks creamy and delicious.

    xo Amanda | https://www.affordablebyamanda.com

    Posted 8.28.19 Reply
  4. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    OMG YUM! I need to try this!

    x Lisa | LisaAutumn.com

    Posted 8.28.19 Reply