Mint Chocolate Ice Cream

Mint baking chips are added to this rich chocolate ice cream for the ultimate frozen treat.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 3 hours 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 4 egg yolks, room temperature
  • ½ cup superfine sugar, divided
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup crème de menthe baking chips

Directions

  • Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, not simmering, water, stirring continuously. Set aside. Whisk together the egg yolks and ¼ cup of the sugar. Set aside.
  • Combine the remaining sugar, cream, and milk in a heavy-bottomed saucepan, and bring to a simmer over a medium heat. Whisk about a quarter of the hot cream mixture into the egg yolks. Whisk the egg yolks into the remaining cream mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, for about 5 minutes, or until thickened. Remove from heat and fold in the melted chocolate. Cool to room temperature; cover and chill at least 1 hour.
  • When the custard is cold, add the mint baking chips, process in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer’s instructions, and serve.