Peppermint Ice Cream with Fresh Mint

Peppermint Ice Cream with Fresh Mint

By Erin Huffstetler | 07/16/2017 | No Comments
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Treat your taste buds to homemade peppermint ice cream made with fresh mint. It’s just the thing to help you cool off on a hot summer day. Here’s the recipe.

Fresh Peppermint

Peppermint Ice Cream Made with Fresh Mint

Ingredients:

A batch of your favorite vanilla ice cream base
A handful of fresh peppermint
2 tsp peppermint extract or 1/4-1/2 tsp peppermint oil

What You Do:

Minced Peppermint

Remove any large stems. Then, finely mince your peppermint. The smaller the better.

Make Your Ice Cream Base

Whip up a batch of your favorite vanilla ice cream base. Replace the vanilla extract called for with the peppermint extract or peppermint oil. You can use a no-cook base, or one that requires cooking. Either is fine. I used a no-cook recipe this time, so I wouldn’t have to wait for it to chill.

Add the Peppermint and Extract

Once your base is ready, add the minced peppermint and peppermint extract or peppermint oil. Stir well to combine.

Transfer Ice Cream Base to Ice Cream Maker

Then, transfer your base to an ice cream maker.

Electric Ice Cream Maker

I’m a big fan of this Cuisinart Electric Ice Cream Maker. It has a cylinder that you keep in the freezer, so you don’t have to mess with rock salt, and it does all the churning for you. If you prefer to hand-churn your ice cream, I recommend a Donvier ice cream maker. It also has that magic cylinder.

Props to you, if you prefer to use rock salt and hand-churn your ice cream. I’ve just found that I make ice cream more often when I make it easy on myself. And I’m in the more-is-better camp when it comes to ice cream.

Peppermint Ice Cream Aerial Shot

Enjoy your peppermint ice cream right away, or transfer it to the freezer to give it more time to harden up.

Carton of Peppermint Ice Cream with Scoop

I was smart and made this batch while my kids were away at summer camp. See previous statement about more ice cream is better.

Bowl of Fresh Mint Peppermint Ice Cream

Variation:

Add a cup of mini chocolate chips for mint chocolate chip ice cream.

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Peppermint Ice Cream Aerial Shot

Peppermint Ice Cream with Fresh Mint

Use fresh mint from your garden to make this homemade peppermint ice cream recipe. It’s bursting with flavor, and looks gorgeous when you scoop it up.


  • Author: Erin Huffstetler, myfrugalhome.com
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quart
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Ice Cream Maker
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients:

  • A batch of your favorite vanilla ice cream base
  • A handful of fresh peppermint
  • 2 tsp peppermint extract or 1/4 to 1/2 tsp peppermint oil

Instructions:

Make a batch of vanilla ice cream base, but replace the vanilla extract called for with 2 tsp of peppermint extract or 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of peppermint oil.

Remove any large stems; then, finely mince the peppermint leaves.

Add the peppermint to your base.

Churn in an ice cream maker.

Enjoy your peppermint ice cream right away; or place it in the freezer to allow it to harden further.

Notes

Variation: Add one cup of mini chocolate chips for mint chocolate chip ice cream.

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