Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

For whatever reason, I didn’t care for chocolate as a kid.  My mom would buy chocolate bars that would remain untouched by me.  As an adult, I could quite possible live on aforementioned food.  I can also survive on ice cream.  In fact, I eat at least one teeny tiny bowl of ice cream almost every day, to ensure I continue to survive.

So, I heard it’s ice cream week.  In honor of this very important week, I made my family’s favorite flavor:  Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.

Mint chip ice cream, aka "peppermint bon bon"

Mint chip ice cream, aka “peppermint bon bon”

Ooooh, gooood.  Did you know mint chip ice cream is referred to as peppermint bon bon in the Midwest?  I did not know.  Until I stepped up to the window at an ice cream shop a year or two ago and asked to “see what the bon bon flavor looks like.”  Oh.  Isn’t that the same as mint chip?  Why didn’t they write that on the chalkboard menu?

creamy ice cream, lots of chocolaty bits, and cool peppermint

creamy ice cream, lots of chocolaty bits, and cool peppermint

When Hubby finally was able to sample (after the kids swooped in front of him to grab their minty bowls), he didn’t speak.  Bite, swallow, bite.  Yes, he affirms:  His favorite frozen treat is just as good home-made as the ones he would stand in line to buy.  Maybe even a tad better, because you can amp up the mint factor and chocolate bits as you wish.

Grab your spoon and go!

Grab your spoon and go!

Just try, try to give the ice cream time to firm up in the freezer for a few hours before digging in.  Of course, some of us don’t mind taking a few test bites of slightly melty ice cream.

RECIPE (approx 1.5 quarts)

1 cup whole milk, well chilled
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups heavy cream, well chilled
1.5-2 tsp pure peppermint extract, or to taste
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate bar, chopped into tiny pieces
Special Equipment:  Ice cream maker

In bowl, use whisk to combine milk and sugar until dissolved.  Stir in heavy cream and peppermint.  Turn ice cream maker on and pour mixture in for about 25 min.  During the last 5 minutes of churning, slowly put in chopped chocolate.  Put ice cream in airtight container for a few hours before enjoying, if you can wait that long.

Source:  Chew Out Loud


  1. It’s when I read posts like these that my desire for an ice cream maker intensifies =[

  2. I just got mine this year, and have made batches already. You get to control what goes into your ice cream :)

  3. Reblogged this on All People can Cook and commented:
    Mint choco chip ice cream is my bf’s favorite, and I wanna try this recipe. I would need to buy an ice cream maker though. :D

  4. try using york peppermint patties too! they can be melted down and swirled into the ice cream or just left all chunky

  5. I need and want an ice-cream maker … Right now!

  6. I really want this. Right now. Like, I don’t think anything else has captivated me more than this mint chocolate chip ice cream… Or peppermint bon bon — I like that name much better :) I am doing some serious mouth watering over here and your photographs capture the creamy texture and bits of chocolate beautifully!

  7. WOW!!! This looks amazing!!! Mint Chip is my all-time favorite!! :)

  8. oh my god–i LOVE mint chocolate chip ice cream! this is amazing…and thanks for visiting our blog :)

  9. I really have to try this some time…looks and sounds perfect. My 2 favs – chocolate and ice cream.

  10. Mmm…that looks delicious. Great photos!

  11. must try! :)

  12. Mint chocolate chip is my favorite kind of ice cream! This looks great!

  13. There may be some people that don’t like chocolate much but no one can resist ice cream. Good post.

  14. My ice cream maker will arrive either today or tomorrow (30 on amazon) and I can’t wait to try out this recipe!

    • Awesome, Laruen! You’ll be so happy you did that :). I got mine from Amazon, too, and have made such good use of it. Homemade ice creams are the best! No long ingredient list, no high fructose corn syrup, and no preservatives!

  15. Looks delicious!!! :)

    see my recent post, homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream; http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/vanilla-ice-cream-2/



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