Friday, August 10, 2012

I scream, YOU scream

well hello out there
it's been quite awhile since I've posted
anything on this little blog...
life just got really busy
and it still is really busy, but in the midst
of traveling, buying a house and moving for
the upteenth time-not to mention enjoying
the beautiful summer's Michigan has to offer
I tried out a new ice cream recipe
because if anyone knows me they know
I pretty much love ice cream, with all my heart

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream


2 Cups Heavy Cream
1 Cup Whole Milk
12-15 Large fresh mint sprigs, coarsely torn
7 Large egg yolks
3/4 Cup sugar
3 Oz. Semi-sweet chocolate
3 drops green food coloring


1. In a medium-heavy saucepan, bring cream and milk to a boil. Remove from heat. Add mint sprigs, cover pot, and allow to steep 30 minutes.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale. Add a few tablespoons of warm milk mixture to egg mixture, whisking vigorously. Once combined, add egg mixture back into milk mixture, whisking continuously.

3. Return to saucepan; cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until custard thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon (a mark should remain when you can run your finger down the spoon). Now is a great time to add a few drops of green food coloring, this step is completely optional.

4. Take custard (mint sprigs and all) and cover and refigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 1 day. (To quicken chilling time, place glass bowl in a larger bowl filled with ice water until custard thickens slightly and is completely cool to touch).

5. Freeze custard according to ice cream maker instructions. To make chocolate chips, take 3 one oz squares of semi-sweet chocolate and melt in microwave for 30 seconds on half power. Stir and repeat until chocolate is smooth and completely melted. When ice cream has about 5 minutes left and you hear your machine slowing down, take chocolate mixture and gradually pour into ice cream. The heat of the chocolate mixed into the frozen ice cream will create chocolate shavings, or chocolate chips.

Serve immediately or for best results transfer to airtight container and freeze up to 1 day. Before serving remove from freezer to soften. Recipe adapted from

you may not want to share,
but trust me, kids of all ages will
love this homemade ice cream.

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