HOMEMADE PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE CHIP ICE CREAM — Mini chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candy add some holiday flavor and flare to classic vanilla ice cream.
I realize that ice cream isn’t the first dessert that comes to mind during the month of December, but this Homemade Peppermint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is perfect for Christmas, and all winter long!
Peppermint is a classic holiday flavor, and it’s made even better with the addition of chocolate. Basically it’s a match made in heaven. And it become even more heavenly when you add both flavors to creamy homemade vanilla ice cream.
So don’t hesitate to break our your ice cream maker when it’s cold outside. You’ll definitely be missing out if you leave it packed away during the winter months.
Speaking of ice cream makers, I have a Cuisinart 1.5 quart ice cream maker, and it’s never let me down. I keep the bowl in the freezer so it’s ready to make ice cream any time the craving strikes.
All you need to make this frosty peppermint treat is a good recipe for homemade vanilla ice cream (I’ve included mine below), some crushed peppermint candy, and some finely chopped chocolate or mini chocolate chips.
If you’re using chocolate chips, I definitely recommend the mini variety. They’re much easier than full size chocolate chips to chew on when they’re frozen.
Personally, I’m all for eating ice cream year-round, and this peppermint chocolate chip version is perfect for enjoying during the holiday season and beyond!
Be sure to save this Homemade Peppermint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream recipe to your favorite Pinterest board for later.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Homemade Peppermint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
- Heavy cream
- Peppermint extract
- Mini chocolate chips
- Peppermint candies
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 2/3 cup sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup crushed peppermint candies
- In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, sugar, salt, cream, vanilla and peppermint extract until sugar is dissolved. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Add mixture to ice cream maker and proceed according to manufacturers instructions. Just before ice cream is set, add chocolate chips and peppermint to ice cream and continue mixing until combined.
- Place ice cream into an airtight container and freeze until fully set, at least 2 hours.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 53mg Sodium: 41mg Carbohydrates: 27g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 26g Protein: 3g
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