My Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream recipe has got to be the best hands down. Full of great mint flavor and plenty of chocolate chips, this mint chocolate chip ice cream will help you cool during those hot summer months! I’ll go step by step showing you how to make the best ice cream flavor there is.
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I am so excited for this post, you guys! When I thought about showing you all some killer recipes for frozen treats, I knew that I needed to share one in particular.
Those who know me, know that my favorite ice cream of all time is Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream! I am a self-proclaimed chocoholic and will totally love a death-by-chocolate ice cream BUT if there happens to be a mint chocolate chip ice cream at the same time, that’s my first pick without fail!
I made this ice cream once at the latest restaurant I worked at and it was a hit! Needless to say, I was a proud creator of that ice cream. People can really tell if you love something you have made.
What is Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Mint chocolate chip ice cream is one of the best flavors of ice cream out there. It’s minty and has chocolate chips running throughout it. It’s like Andes candies went on a snow vacation and came back as ice cream!
Some reasons why Mint n’ Chip Ice Cream is my favorite flavor of all time:
- It has chocolate!
- It is minty and refreshing!
- It’s green!!!!
I think those are all pretty good reasons!
Why Is Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Green
Ok… first of all, because it tastes better when it’s green!
All jokes aside…
I have a personal thing about green mint chocolate chip ice cream. I feel like white mint n chip is just weird, plus how many times do you get to eat green ice cream?! I love it!
Now when you see that 12 drops of food coloring are used, you might think that might be a bit much but it really does mellow out a lot against the creamy white base and then when air gets incorporated while it spins. Don’t be scared!
But if you are more of a white mint chocolate chip ice cream person, the food coloring can be omitted… I guess.
How to Make Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream From Scratch
Making mint chocolate chip ice cream at home is not super complicated. There are a few added steps than making homemade vanilla, but it’s still simple.
Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Ingredients
The base of this ice cream is still really similar to my homemade vanilla ice cream but with some added bonuses:
- Corn syrup
- Mint extract
- Green food coloring
The only few things you need to remember is to add food coloring to your ice cream base (unless you’re anti-green mint chocolate chip ice cream) and then adding chocolate chips towards the end of churning.
One helpful way that I’ve developed to remember to add the chocolate chips is to have my chips measured out and sitting by my ice cream maker! Add the chips about 2 minutes before the ice cream is done churning.
Just like with making other ice creams with the traditional method, I used my ice cream making attachment for my mixer. This recipe is also suitable for other ice cream makers; I would just be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for churning.
If you haven’t looked at my how to make homemade ice cream post, I would highly recommend reading it first before making this recipe as we go over some important techniques and vocabulary so as to achieve the best ice cream possible. You CAN do this! Making ice cream at home is so doable and easy.
Using Fresh Mint vs Mint Extract for Ice Cream
Now some may be wondering why I didn’t use fresh mint to steep in the cream and used the extract route instead. I would need to use a lot of mint to get the kind of flavor I want. I don’t have mint growing on my little patio so mint extract, for me, is the more cost-effective way to go. Sing fresh mint also gives the ice cream a rather grassy taste…
I have a personal thing about green mint chocolate chip ice cream… I feel like white mint n chip is just weird, plus how many times do you get to eat green ice cream?! I love it! Now when you see that 12 drops of food coloring are used, you might think that might be a bit much but it really does mellow out a lot against the creamy white base and then when air gets incorporated while it spins. Don’t be scared!
But if you are more of a white mint chocolate chip ice cream person, the food coloring can definitely be omitted.
Storing Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe
When it comes to knowing how to store homemade ice cream, I would definitely recommend using glass storage containers. The reason being that there is no way for that freezer taste to penetrate through the glass and ruining your gorgeous ice cream.
I like to store my ice cream in the back so that it doesn’t fluctuate in temperature too much. Homemade ice cream also stays good for about 6 months in the freezer. But honestly, you won’t have a problem with this mint chocolate chip ice cream recipe going bad… it’ll be gone too soon.
How To Eat Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
I have three methods for you for eating this incredible mint chocolate chip ice cream recipe.
- Straight from the tub
- On a waffle/sugar cone
- In an ice cream sandwich
You really can’t go wrong with any of those options
Give this recipe a try and tell me how you like it. I think it’s wonderful and want to hear what you think. If you have a certain flavor you want me to make, leave a comment down below (along with a 5-star rating) and I’ll post about it!
Happy eating everyone!
I highly recommend making ice cream sandwiches with my Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Be sure to check out these other ice cream recipes:
- Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
- Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
- Mexican Fried Ice Cream
- Caramel Oreo Fudge Ripple Ice Cream
See Summer Recipes to enjoy this year.
Other Frozen Treats to Enjoy:
- Honey and Blood Orange Sorbet
- Watermelon Granita with Mint
- Baked Pineapple Sorbet
- Basil and Orange Sorbet
Check out more delicious Dessert Recipes here.
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- 20 ounces whole milk
- 14 ounces cream
- 6 each egg yolks
- 7 ounces Sugar
- 1 ounce corn syrup
- 3 teaspoons mint extract
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips, chopped
- 12 drops green food coloring
- Bring milk, cream, sugar, syrup, and extract to a boil.
- Meanwhile, separate eggs. Place yolks in a medium size bowl.
- Once milk and cream come up to a boil, carefully ladle the cream mix into the yolks to temper them, whisking continuously. Only 2 or 3 ladles worth.
- Add egg and cream back into sauce pot with the rest of cream and milk. Whisking continuously, bring cream and eggs up to a medium bubble over medium heat, Pull from heat once bubbles are achieved.
- Strain egg mixture into a medium bowl set in an ice bath, discard anything left in the strainer. Make sure to stir ice cream base to help cool faster while in the ice bath. Once cooled, place into fridge to continue cooling, 3-4 hours.
- Put together Kitchen Aid ice cream attachment. Add chopped chocolate chips and food coloring to base. Stir to thoroughly mix. Add to ice cream attachment and let spin for 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, scoop soft ice cream into containers to finish freezing, 3-4 hours.
- Scoop and enjoy.
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Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 4 ounces
Amount Per ServingCalories 430Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 205mgSodium 57mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 1gSugar 40gProtein 6g
This nutrition information is just an estimate.