- 3 cups half-and-half
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 8 large egg yolks
- 9 ozsugar
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 3 oz mini chocolate chips
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! Remember that from your childhood? I do. I literally would do more than just scream for ice cream. I love it. All flavors. So you can imagine my excitement over receiving a shiny new Hamilton Beach ice cream maker recently. The best part is that you can make up about a million flavors of ice cream. Frozen yogurt is next on my list. You can make amazing treats without all of the fillers and additives.
There are a few steps involved in this so it’s not like you can decide you want ice cream and 5 minutes later it’s there. This isn’t magic people!
Start by placing the cream and half-and-half into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring the creams to a simmer and then remove from the heat.
In a medium mixing bowl whip the egg yolks until they turn pale in color. This will be your workout for the day to make room for the ice cream calories. Add in the sugar and whisk to combine. You’ll want to temper the warmed cream into the eggs so that you don’t cook your eggs. Slowly add in the cream mixture about 1/4 cup at a time and whisk to combine. Once about 1/3 of the cream mixture is added you can pour the remaining mixture into the bowl and whisk to combine.
Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and return to medium heat. Stir the mixture frequently until it thickens and reaches 170°. Pour the mixture into a container and allow it to sit for 30 minutes before placing it uncovered in the refrigerator. This is where I added a few drops of green food coloring but that is up to you. Allow the mixture to cool enough so that you when you cover it, no condensation will appear on the lid. Cool for 4-8 hours or overnight.
Final step! Pour the mixture into your ice cream mixer and process according to the mixer instructions. After about 10 minutes of churning, add in the chocolate chips. Continue to churn until the ice cream is finished. You can serve it as soft serve or store the ice cream in a container and all it to continue to freeze in the freezer. Yum!
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