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Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Homemade Ice Cream is yours with just 5 basic ingredients (no eggs needed.) This tried and true mint chocolate chip ice cream is as good, if not better, than any other.

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Mint Chip Ice Cream Recipe

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.

Fun fact: mint chip ice cream is referred to as peppermint bon bon in certain parts.  I didn’t realize that until I stepped up to the window at an ice cream shop several years ago and asked to see what the peppermint bon bon flavor looks like. (Isn’t that the same as mint chip?  Why didn’t they write that on the chalkboard menu?)

Regardless of what you call it, it’s decidedly delicious. It’s one of the flavors that runs out quickly in stores, but you won’t need to worry about that because you’ve got this creamy, smooth mint chip ice cream recipe ready to go when you are.

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What You’ll Need for HOmemade Ice Cream

This favorite frozen treat is just as good homemade as the ones you’d 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 these 5 ingredients and give it a go:

  • Whole Milk — the colder, the better. Do use whole milk for the creamiest results.
  • Sugar — Nothing fancy, just plain old granulated sugar.
  • Heavy Cream — again, the colder the better.
  • Pure Peppermint Extract — feel free to sub with another extract flavor, like vanilla if you wish.
  • Semi-sweet Chocolate Bar, chopped into bits (you’ll need a 4oz bar, or you can use chopped-up chocolate chips.)

I know there are versions of homemade ice cream that don’t use ice-cream makers, but I haven’t tried any of those methods and hear mixed reviews about most of them.

  • Ice-cream Maker; I’ve had my budget-friendly Cuisinart for years and we use it every spring/summer. Note: it’s currently going in and out of stock on Amazon due to everyone wanting to make their own ice cream, but any dependable brand should work just fine. Other stores such as Target may carry it, too.

    The typical ice cream maker yields about the same amount as store brand tubs, roughly 1.5 quarts. My handy dandy ice cream maker has definitely paid for itself and way more 😉So. Worth. It.
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Homemade Ice Cream Tip

Yes, one single tip. Just try, really try, to give the ice cream time to firm up in the freezer for a couple of hours before digging in.

The texture should be creamy yet quite soft straight out of the ice cream maker, so you’ll want to transfer all that goodness into a freezable container (I use a loaf pan) and cover tightly with lid or cling wrap.  Of course, some of us don’t mind taking test bites of slightly melty ice cream prior to freezing the rest.

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Mint Chip Ice Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Ice Cream Recipe, Homemade Ice Cream

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

4.8 from 30 reviews

Homemade Ice Cream is yours with just 5 basic ingredients. This tried and true mint chocolate chip ice cream is as good, if not better, than any other.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 10 1x

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. 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 and let church for about 25 min.
  2. During the last 5 minutes of churning, slowly add in chopped chocolate.  Transfer ice cream in airtight container for at least 2-3 hours before enjoying (if you can wait that long.)

Notes

Purely for vanity sake, I added a few drops of green food coloring to my mixture. Food coloring is totally optional, and I go without. The mint chip flavor tastes exactly the same without color.

Feel free to play with flavor options: for example, use vanilla extract in place of peppermint for a regular chocolate-chip ice cream.  

If you enjoyed this recipe, please come back and give it a rating ♡

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 211
  • Sugar: 23.4 g
  • Sodium: 17.1 mg
  • Fat: 12.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.1 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 29.6 mg
  • Author: Chew Out LOud
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Homemade ice cream, Mint chip ice cream, Mint chocolate chip ice cream




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132 comments

    • Joycy Samson

    I needed a mint choc chip ice cream for an ice cream cake and I’m so glad I picked this one. It was super creamy and delicious. I didn’t change anything and went with 1.5 tsp of extract, found it the perfect amount. You will not be disappointed with this recipe, do it !!!

    • Minh

    omg this so good I really like mint choco ice cream.

    • Jason

    I used Andes Mint chocolates but otherwise followed the recipe, came out great

    • Revi

    Can I use brown sugar?

      • chewoutloud

      Revi, brown sugar isn’t recommended in this recipe, as it has a different consistency and may not churn the same.

    • Kanoelani

    Hands down, super amazing recipe! I altered very slightly, adding tbsp of finely minced mint (and then mixed with blended) semi sweet chocolate chips, only 2 small drops of peppermint (YL essential oils), and a tsp of vanilla. I followed the rest of the recipe and the ice cream came out perfect. I used a bread pan to store the ice cream in freezer. I received several excellent reviews. I think the ice cream taste much better after at least 6hrs after freezing.

    • jess

    taste AMAZING!!!!

    • Audrey

    What is the Yield? 10 what? and what is the serving 1 what?

      • chewoutloud

      Hi, Audrey… it’s 1 serving out of 10 servings. Thanks for coming over today!

    • Tara

    Thank you for this easy to follow recipe! We tried it (in our Cuisinart ice cream maker) and the family all agreed it was great. Even the picky teen

    • Amy

    Question, what would you suggest, if I want to substitute using fresh mint instead of extract? Thanks.

      • chewoutloud

      Amy, I’ve actually tried fresh mint. If you’d like to use fresh, try to puree or mince it super-fine, so that you aren’t chewing little bits of mint 🙂

      • Chris

      I suggest mincing the leaves and placing them in a tea ball and letting it steep in the milk just like you would tea.

    • Linda

    OMG absolutely delicious made with granddaughters think I’ll make it alone next time couldn’t put up with is ready now nana every 5mins but thank you for recipe so simple

      • chewoutloud

      LOL, yes, the kiddos will keep asking! You should definitely make it just for yourself, Linda 🙂 🙂

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