Delicate Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Delicate Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

I’m having a hard time saying goodbye to summer, even though I know that fall is a far superior season. I mean who doesn’t love pumpkin everything, crispy cool mornings, squirrels scurrying to hide nuts with reckless abandon, and cats that once again make your life a living nightmare as they go through yet another seasonal change. I’m not sure who is in a worse funk right now, me or Brenna? It could be a tie, but somehow I think I’m winning this battle.

You may have noticed that over the last week or so I have been somewhat absent. Sadly, it’s not because I’ve been off traveling the world, or even that I haven’t had the time to sit down and write; it’s just that I’ve been suffering through “a mood.” Really y’all, that’s the nicest way I can describe it. I woke up early on Labor Day and realized that I just wasn’t feeling the world. Even this ice cream wasn’t enough to chase away the feelings of ill will I was putting out into the universe.

Earlier this summer, I gave the gift of ice cream to a friend of ours named Jen for her birthday gift. I presented her with an empty ice cream carton and told her that she could choose her favorite flavor and I would make it for her. Thankfully she chose a flavor I’ve been wanting to make for some time now but hadn’t quite gotten around to because of B.O.B. Bob’s loathing of any food combining mint and chocolate. Mint chocolate ice cream is my favorite, but eating an entire batch of ice cream by myself will never be a good thing, no matter how much I am tempted to feed my feelings while watching a sad movie (Me Before You) that leaves me feeling even worse than I felt before it started.

Anyway, several months after Jen’s birthday, and one very tear-laden movie later, I finally got around to fulfilling my birthday gift promise to her. Not only did she receive her pint of ice cream, but she also was lucky enough to aid us in scarfing down the remaining ice cream that wouldn’t fit into her birthday container. However, here’s the real birthday miracle; B.O.B. Bob actually admitted to liking the ice cream. If there is anything in this world that could possibly put a smile on my face at this moment when I’m finding it hard to find the good in anything, it’s B.O.B. Bob reluctantly having to admit that he liked something he said he didn’t, and that he would actually eat it again. I just love it when B.O.B. Bob is proven wrong. Almost enough to cry.

Delicate Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • 2/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Mint Leaves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1.75-oz. Dark Chocolate, Finely Chopped

Delicate Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the cream, milk, sugar, mint, and salt over medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk in the vanilla extract and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
  3. Pour the ice cream mixture into a glass bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  4. Remove all of the mint leaves with a slotted spoon or strainer and discard.
  5. Churn the ice cream for 25 to 30 minutes in an ice cream machine, adding the chopped chocolate during the last 5 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately or store in an airtight freezer container.

Delicate Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Suggestions:

  • The mint flavor in this recipe is extremely delicate. Add double or triple the amount of mint if you want to bump up the flavor.
  • If you don’t have fresh mint on hand, use Peppermint Extract instead. Start with a 1/2-teaspoon of extract, taste, and then add more if you feel the ice cream needs it.

Delicate Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Improvements:

  • Serve with mint chocolate cookie wafers.
  • Add green food coloring if you are a traditionalist.
  • Use this Chefân Ice Cream Sandwich Maker to make your own Delicate Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream Sandwiches.

Chef�n Ice Cream Sandwich Maker

Delicate Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Delicate Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • 2/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Mint Leaves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1.75-oz. Dark Chocolate, Finely Chopped

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the cream, milk, sugar, mint, and salt over medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk in the vanilla extract and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
  3. Pour the ice cream mixture into a glass bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  4. Remove all of the mint leaves with a slotted spoon or strainer and discard.
  5. Churn the ice cream for 25 to 30 minutes in an ice cream machine, adding the chopped chocolate during the last 5 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately or store in an airtight freezer container.
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  • Linnie

    Hahaha…yes you always find hunor in things…glad B.O.B MADE a crack of happiness in your funky time.

    • Colleen Delawder

      Yes I do Linda!!! I love it when B.O.B. Bob is WRONG!

  • Yum!! The temperatures are still so hot here in Virginia, I need this ice cream in my life!

    • Colleen Delawder

      It’s a little bit cooler each day Liz! It will be winter before you know it…enjoy it while it lasts!

  • Jennifer Baker

    Im so honored to be included as part of a blog post (for the 2nd time)! The ice cream is a beautiful balance of mint and high quality chocolate. Absolutely love it and savoring every bite. Mint chip has been my favorite since I was a kid and I treasure this gift. Thank you!! 😍😍

    • Colleen Delawder

      So glad you liked it as much I did Jen! Mint Chocolate Chip was one of the only ice creams I would ever choose as a child…that and a dipped Dairy Queen cone! Smart women think alike!

  • Project Couture

    This looks and sounds amazing. I’m always looking for new ice cream to eat. Thanks for sharing!

    • Colleen Delawder

      I couldn’t seem to make enough ice cream this summer!

  • This looks and sounds amazing. Plus much easier to make than I thought. Mint Chocolate Chip is hands down my favorite ice cream!

    • Colleen Delawder

      So easy! Give it a try…it tastes so much better than store versions!

  • Chimee Ahaiwe

    Yummy 😋

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Chimee!

  • Homemade ice cream as a gift seems like such a great present! I don’t actually like mint, but I know this flavor is a favorite of a lot of people’s!

    • Colleen Delawder

      My boyfriend loathes mint as well Shasie, but he loved this ice cream. You never know when you will taste something that will change your mind!

  • What a *sweet* gift!!!

    • Colleen Delawder

      I think it’s always best to give a homemade special gift whenever possible Alli. It’s fun for both the giver and the receiver!