To properly round out our mint cooking spree, we needed a dessert. Since we’re getting into the summer, I decided that I would try my hand at making ice cream!
Now, I admit that I love ice cream, but I generally prefer to buy it – it’s easier that way, and then I don’t have a ready supply of the stuff in my freezer for me to eat. The delicious creaminess, the delightful smoothness, the decadent flavors…
Anyways, if there was ever a time to make a mint ice cream, this was the time. I actually had to borrow the ice cream maker adapter for my kitchen aid from a friend at work to do this, and I was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked. (Especially considering that I made it when it was probably >82* in our kitchen.)
Do you notice how it’s not green? That’s how mint-flavored things should look. I used a basic recipe for ice cream (you can find tons of these online or with your ice cream maker), then added a bit of diced mint leaves and about half a cup of chocolate chips. The texture was pretty soft (I think the kitchen heat didn’t help much here), but it was tasty and refreshing!