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Peppermint Ice Cream Recipe

Peppermint ice cream is a favorite Christmas ice cream flavor everywhere. With this easy recipe, you'll be bringing delicious ice cream home for the holidays!

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For a little extra flavor and pizazz, you can mix chocolate sticks into the ice cream as well...Who ever said that ice cream wasn't for the winter?


Serving Tip: Scoop out ice cream into festive bowls and place either a long chocolate stick or a candy cane into the ice cream in each bowl.


Peppermint Ice Cream Recipe

Philadelphia Style

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Ice Cream Maker Time: Approximately 25-30 minutes
Makes: 1 1/2 quarts
Servings: Ten 1/2 cup servings

peppermint ice cream recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup milk
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 cups whipping cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
2/3 cup crushed hard peppermint candies
1/2 cup dark chocolate sticks (optional)

Directions:
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With a whisk, mix milk and sugar together so that the sugar dissolves completely.

Add heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and peppermint extract and stir until completely blended.

Pour this mixture into your ice cream maker.

Churn in ice cream maker about 20-25 minutes or according to manufacturer's instructions.

Add crushed hard peppermint candy to churning mixture.

Churn for an additional 5 minutes.

Transfer peppermint ice cream to storage container and mix in chocolate sticks, if desired.

Enjoy! Just don't devour too quickly like my family and I did!

Helpful Hint: What texture do you want? You can either grind up the peppermint candies to a powder or coarsely crush to small peppermint chunks. Be careful not to make the chunks too big or they may damage your ice cream maker.

Peppermint Ice Cream Recipe

Custard Style

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Ice Cream Maker Time: Approximately 25-30 minutes
Makes: 1 1/2 quarts
Servings: Ten 1/2 cup servings

peppermint ice cream

Ingredients:

2 eggs
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup milk
2 cups whipping cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
2/3 cup crushed hard peppermint candies
1/2 cup dark chocolate sticks (optional)

Directions:

Place eggs in a small bowl and beat well with sugar.

In a saucepan, heat milk until it starts to bubble.

Pour hot milk over beaten egg mixture. Stir well.

Pour this mixture back into saucepan and heat, stirring constantly until mixture becomes thick and sticks to the back of a spoon.

Chill for at least 2 hours.

After mixture is chilled, stir in cream, vanilla, and peppermint extract.

Pour this ice cream base into your ice cream machine.

Mix for 20-25 minutes (or according to manufacturer's instructions).

Into the churning ice cream, pour the crushed peppermint candies.

Mix 5 more minutes.

As you transfer the ice cream to another container, stir in chocolate sticks, if desired.

Get ready for another ice cream favorite you'll want to make again and again!

Helpful Hint: Depending on what texture you like, you can grind the peppermint candies up almost to powder or you can coarsley crush them for small peppermint chunks in your ice cream. Just be sure that the chunks aren't too big or they may hurt your ice cream maker.



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