Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Today pretty much everything, everywhere was flooded. We wasted a few hours watching Moana, and then decided it was time to be productive. So we made ice cream. Our cream maker was given to us as a family Christmas gift from my parents several years ago, and we don’t pull it out often, but it’s always a delicious and fun treat when we do. Here’s my super easy and super lazy recipe.

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

2 cups whole milk

14 oz sweetened condensed milk

6 oz evaporated milk

Some fresh mint leaves

Some chocolate mini chocolate chips (or something like it)

Note: I personally choose to make homemade ice cream with the canned milks (evaporated and condensed) instead of heavy cream because I can stock the cans in my pantry and make ice cream on a whim, as we rarely have heavy whipping cream lying around and I’m too lazy to make special trips to the grocery store.

Step 1: Whisk the three milks together.

Step 2: Heat the milk mixture over medium heat on the stove. Add some mint leaves. Heat until it tastes minty (see, this is why I don’t write recipe books).

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Step 3: Remove mint leaves with tongs. Chill milk in fridge until cold (a couple hours).

Step 4: Put milk mixture in ice cream maker according to directions until creamy. (It took about 30 minutes in ours. I think. I didn’t time it. I’m not a food blogger.)

Step 5: Add in mini chocolate chips. Or big chocolate chips. Or M&Ms. Or whatever chocolate you have in your secret mommy stash (yes, I do know about that).

Step 6: Eat.

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Enjoy! Please let me know how you like it!

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