Occasional Treats

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

March 15, 2015

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
So it isn’t quite ice cream season around here yet, but when your husband scores a very rare quart of quality farm cream unexpectedly one weekend…you dig into the back of your tallest cupboard for your ice cream maker that you haven’t used since August!

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
From about the holidays through the first part of spring, our raw milk share is about half, and good cream is quite scarce. I am literally giddy if I happen to be the one to get the couple of quarts available on any given week.

And since my husband knew me *so* well to pick up that cream he found even though it wasn’t on his list, because he just knew I would be ecstatic over it…I made his favorite ice cream.

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
It is actually one of my favorites too and before kids we would make it with big, rough chunks of dark chocolate. The allergen friendly chocolate chips are a little more kid friendly to handle so we use that a lot now though. Either way, you are in for a really special treat as the refreshing and sweet peppermint cream swirls with that chocolate.

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
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Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream :: Dairy Free Option
  • 3 cups quality cream (Preferably raw or low pasteurized. Not ultrapasturized if possible. You can do a combo raw milk and cream to equal 3 cups. If you are dairy free you can use whole coconut milk.)
  • 3 TB tapioca flour (If you tolerate eggs you could use a few pastured egg yolks instead of this)
  • 2 tsp peppermint extract
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup (Or coconut sugar or organic pure cane sugar)
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 TB organic vodka (This is optional but helps the ice cream not freeze to rock hard)
  • ½ - ¾ cup quality chocolate chips or chunked up dark chocolate
  1. Using hand beaters, blend everything EXCEPT the chocolate chips in a medium mixing bowl and then set in your fridge to chill for an hour.
  2. After the ice cream chills, give it a quick blend through again and then put in your ice cream maker to process according to your manufacturer’s instructions. Add the chocolate chips during the last 5 minutes of processing to mix in. I have a very simple ice cream maker - there are some fancier/bigger ones on the market that I drool over, but honestly this one works so good - I have no complaints!
  3. Transfer to a container and into the freezer. If you choose not to use the vodka you will have to bring the ice cream out to room temp for a little bit so it is scoopable.

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  • Reply Amber March 15, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Coconut cans or coconut milk liquid?

    • Reply Renee Kohley March 16, 2015 at 2:37 pm

      Hi Amber – cans of coconut milk will work. I like the Natural Value brand since it doesn’t have all the gums included. There is also a link to a really simple homemade coconut milk in the recipe 🙂

  • Reply Jessica March 19, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    We move mint and chocolate. Great combination. The recipe looks wonderful! You are such a blessings to your family.

  • Reply Jennifer March 19, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Wow, that looks so good! Mint chip is my favorite 😉 I’ve made ice cream quite a few times, but didn’t know that vodka could help keep it from getting so hard – will totally be trying that next time!

  • Reply Emily @ Recipes to Nourish March 19, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    You’re killing me 😉 I have been craving this ever since you mentioned it on FB. This is one of my all time favorites. Yum!

  • Reply Krystal March 19, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    I think I’m gonna have to get an ice cream maker for the summer. This just looks too good!

  • Reply Megan Stevens March 20, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Such a classic flavor. This looks so yummy!!

  • Reply Nicci B March 20, 2015 at 8:46 am

    hi-wondering if you give this to the kids with the added vodka. I have 3 little ones that would love this but just concerned about the vodka

    • Reply Renee Kohley March 21, 2015 at 8:22 am

      Hi Nicci! I do – it is just a TB mixed into an entire half gallon of ice cream and they get a pretty small scoop – I’m not concerned. I hope that helps! You can leave out the vodka if you wish!

  • Reply Chloe @ How We Flourish March 20, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Yum! I’ve always wanted to make my own yogurt. This looks delicious.

  • Reply The Food Hunter March 22, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    This has always been my favorite flavor. I will need to try the recipe soon.

  • Reply Lindsey Dietz March 23, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Mint Chip is my hubby’s favorite! I love that you didn’t dye it green. Will be pinning this recipe!

  • Reply Loriel March 23, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    THIS! I am making this ASAP. Thanks for a great recipe!

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