Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Mint chocolate chip ice cream made from real fresh mint leaves.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

2 cups milk (2% or whole)
6 large egg yolks
3 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 bunch, fresh mint (small package from grocery store) or 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
1 (4 ounce) bar bittersweet chocolate (60-65%), finely chopped

Whisk milk and egg yolks together in a large mixing bowl until well combined.
Whisk heavy cream and granulated sugar together, in a large saucepan, over medium heat. Bring to a boil, whisking frequently. Whisk half of cream into egg yolks, until well combined. Whisk egg mixture back into saucepan containing remaining cream. Whisk and cook custard until it thickens, and temperature reaches 170 degrees F.
Remove pan from heat and strain custard into a large mixing bowl; whisk in vanilla extract and mint (or mint extract). Cool custard for 30 minutes before placing in the refrigerator, lightly covered.
Chill for 4 hours, or overnight. Strain custard into ice cream maker (straining out the mint) and process according to directions. In the last 5 minutes of processing, add chocolate, and allow to finish churning.

Yield: 8-10 servings

36 comments on "Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream"
  1. #10? that's a travesty.
    i love your herbalicious recipe.
    and i hope your brain thinking goes well.

  2. Ive just ordered an ice cream maker - will def be making this!

  3. Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, green tea, banana marshmallow - Top 5 but choco-mint is still up there.

    Once in Budapest, I had this French Vanilla & mint ice was freakin' good!

  4. Herbacious or bodacious? Its all good. Ice cream is always good.

  5. Emiline this is SO yummy and tasty!!! I love ice cream in every time! and the childs always ask me something to put over!!!! Gloria

  6. Sorry about the stress! Hope you're feeling a little better cream is always great comfort food (even though I tend to eat the soy kind ;).

    (If it's about culinary school, I totally know the stress of that. I have all this debt from undergrad and am trying to save up for culinary school (plus, the hubby's about to start law school!)...too bad money don't grow on trees!! :/ - One thing I'm certain of is that you'll definitely do very well in culinary school!)

  7. Emiline, I'm not all that "wow" for mint, I have to admit it. But your ice cream could change my mind!

  8. I love foodbuzz too! What fun little gifts we get! The ice cream looks dreamy!

  9. I planted mint this year just so I could make mint chocolate chip ice cream. I haven't done it yet, but I will! And I got one of those cool bags, too. It made my whole day.

    I hope all is well - try not to stress out too much!

  10. I also love mint chocolate chip! And I think I like even more mint cookie ice cream! I'm with you, can't believe it's only the 10th favourite... Hope all goes well with the issue you're stressing about! Good thing you made the ice cream to keep you company during the stress!

  11. 10th!? What's wrong with people. It's definitely my #1..and with thin mints? Oh my. Speechless!

  12. I go through phases with mint chip. I can go for long periods of time without having it and then suddenly - BAM! I want it all of the time.

    When I was in college it was an extremely popular flavor at the cafeteria ice cream bar at dinner. If you didn't make it to dinner early, you wouldn't get mint chip ice cream. They ran out quickly. Of course college was one of those times when I craved it!

    I've never thought of making it myself. I think it's time to get a craving going.

  13. I agree - mint chocolate chip should be MUCH higher on the ice-cream flavor favorite list.

    Hang in there!! De-stress!!

  14. ooohhhh I want a pin with my blog name....

    I think about you often and your cooking future...

  15. That used to be my most favorite flavor as a kid. Havent had it in ages. I got my tote too and I'm loving it.

  16. I'm obsessed with homemade ice cream these days. This one looks divine.

  17. As always your food photography is simply gorgeous! And mouthwatering too!

    Isn't the foodbuzz bag great? We got one too and it was such a fun surprise!

    Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

  18. I love when you make ice cream posts...but I always have to clean up the drool from the keyboard...

  19. Yummo! I am a choc mint fan (Cadbury Flowing Peppermint Chocolate is my favourite), so I bet this would be right up my alley. I love the Foodbuzz surprise packages too - they are neat.

  20. I'm surprised its only top 10...and that you like the fake flavored version better! :-P This version looks great!

  21. Mint chip is my hubby's fav - #1! I am so boring when it comes to ice cream. I think nothing beats really good vanilla.

  22. Love the ice-cream- my favorite flavor too. The Foodbuzz bag is cool - I haven't received mine yet, boooo!!!

  23. hehe! I loved my foodbuzz is so cute! Fabulous ice cream! I'm also quite concerned by the friends and I can't get enough of it! :)

  24. I see this post is on tastespotting...I have posted but mine have not shown up...are there size requirements or something?

  25. I'm a huge mint and chip fan myself, but sometimes that darn cookie dough pushes it out of the way! Your ice cream looks fantastic, I still think you should have your own line of ice cream, I love it all!

    Best of luck with whatever decisions you are trying to make, I hope it is something exciting!

  26. yummmmmm! this looks delicious :) I think the color is beautiful, although I'm kinda with you, I love the fake mint flavor.

  27. Nice looking ice cream my friend! This is a really great looking dish - and I agree about the refreshing. I actually enjoy the herbal taste of fresh mint ice cream...I think I am weird.

    Good luck figuring out your stuff. Thinking is good.

  28. Grace- Thanks.

    Beth- I good purchase!

    Peter M- Banana marshmallow? You crazy Canadians.

    Peter G- It was a little bodacious.

    Gloria- Your children sound greedy. But I'm sure they're very nice.

    Sophie- I don't think I've ever had soy ice cream.
    It kind of has to do with culinary school. I need this to get there.

    Patricia- I'll convert you.

    S&S- Yes, me too.

    Deborah- Thank you. Good luck with your ice cream.

    Clumbsy Cookies- True, true.

    Sharon- I know! I can't believe it.

    Rachel- I wonder if the flavor is more popular among college students?

    Veggiegirl- Thanks!

    Doggybloggy- You should sign up for Foodbuzz. You get money, which is great.
    Thanks for thinking about me. I think it must be cool to live in Manhatten.

    Glamah- It's time for you to try it again.

    Dragon- Thanks!

    Cindy- Thanks, you're too kind.

    Sarah- I do make a lot of ice cream posts. :)

    Cakelaw- Flowing peppermint chocolate sounds great.

    Mike- Yeah...I guess I'm not very classy.

    SGF- Hey! Vanilla is really good too.

    Nina- I hope you get it soon!

    Ginny- I guess I should pay more attention to the rank thing.

    Doggybloggy- I think there are size requirements. But they're very picky! They don't always accept your picture. They rejected my red velvet cake picture the other day. :( Keep trying.

    Jenny- Nothing beats cookie dough! NOTHING.

    Heather- Good! I'm glad I'm not the only one.

    Jenn- Thinking is good...

  29. I love mint & choc too!! and I could so dig into that ice cream right now!! looks great, I'll surely try this!

    and yeah, I got that cute FB bag too..its so pretty!:)

  30. I love those girl scout thin mints... and ice cream... you should have added some to your mint chocolate chip ice cream to make it super awesome!

  31. Mint chocolate chip ice cream is amazing and yours looks great!

  32. I got a bag, too! I've been toting it (ha ha) around town, trying to show it off. My mom asked for the baby pin. I had to tell her no.

    Hey, enter your ice cream in my blogging event! I love mint chocolate chip ice cream, man! You do too!

  33. When you make this for me, will you leave out the mint? I'm sure your version is superb, but mint with chocolate AND in ice cream is nasty. Sorry, I just had to rib you (but I'm actually not kidding) ON YOUR BIRTHDAY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I better be the first commenter to wish you that....

    PS It's July 4th where I am!

  34. Emiline:
    I think they determine favorite flavors according to how much sells. I buy tons of vamilla, but it's not my favorite flavor. It just happens to taste best with cobblers, crisps, pies, etc. I just am not willing to believe that vanilla is number 1 and mint chocolate chip is 10. I love the stuff.

  35. mmmmm, ice cream. While I don't really care for mint and chocolate together, I could really go for the plain chocolate chip right now. Great pictures!

  36. It is one of my favs too. SUMMER + ICE CREAM = YAY!

    Say, that was a neat way to show your Foodbuzz tote. I got one too. The folks there are full of nice surprises!