Wednesday, July 20, 2011

We All Scream for Ice Cream!!

Let me just come right out and say....."I Love Ice Cream!!!"

Ice cream truly is one of my happy foods........there's just something about it that makes my heart happy.  Mint chocolate chip, in particular, is the flavor that does it for me.  And if I'm getting really particular, it would be Thrifty's Mint Chocolate Chip.....who's with me??  I remember getting a single scoop for 15 cents as a kid (double scoops were a whopping 25 cents!), and it was always Mint Chocolate Chip for me!  Don't get me wrong....I will gladly have other flavors of ice cream (except Bubble Gum.....gross!), and I even had a time when all I wanted was Ben and Jerry's Cookie Dough ice cream (but who didn't right?), but Mint Chip (as it was known in my house) will always tops.

Well, in my CSA box this week, there was a bunch of chocolate mint.  I'm actually not that crazy about fresh mint, so the only thing I could think to do with it was make mint ice cream.  I found a recipe on for Isaac Mizrahi's Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.  It sounded good.....why not try??  I have an ice cream maker that we got as a wedding present (12 years ago!), that I've used only a handful of times. Every summer I tell myself I'm going to make a ton of homemade ice cream, and I never seem to get around to it!

For this recipe, you are making a custard ice cream base, and while you are slowly heating it up, you steep the mint leaves in the milk mixture, and then strain out the leaves before you chill it (you'll need to chill the custard in the fridge before you're able to throw it in the ice cream maker).  After you are done with the ice cream maker, you'll mix in whatever chocolate you're using, and add green food coloring if you'd like (I did).  I happened to have some mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, so I used those along with a chopped up milk chocolate with almond Hershey bar (I loved the almond with this).  Then you'll need to stick this in the freezer a bit for it to firm it's not complicated, but takes a bit of planning ahead of time.

The verdict?  The hubby loved it!!  He's had some every night the last few days.....and considering that he's lactose-intolerant that says a lot!  It's very minty, and also has a slight herbal note to it (makes sense since you used fresh herbs, right?).  The hubby really, really enjoyed it, and says that he would take this over Thrifty's any day.  Me?  I did enjoy this, but I hate to say it......nothing can ever replace the love that I have for that neon-green stuff!

Check out for the recipe....and Enjoy!!

This post is linked to:
These Chicks Cooked
Cast Party Wednesday
Full Plate Thursday
Sweet Treats Thursday
Turning the Table Thursday
Show Off Your Stuff
Friday Food
Sweets for a Saturday
Sweet Indulgences Sunday
Monday, Mmmmm......Dessert


  1. This sounds so much better than regular mint chocolate chip ice cream. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing! You've got to love CSA cooking challenges. We did struggled with a glut of kale a few times. I adore all the clever and tasty creations that are posted on Friday Food. Have a terrific weekend and stay cool.

  3. I was always a mint chocolate chip ice cream fan too. This looks fabulous. It must have been ice cream week on Sweets For A Saturday. I am going to have to make more.

  4. Your ice cream looks beautiful. You can never go wrong with mint chocolate chip.

  5. I have a friend who is a huge mint chocolate chip fan. She would go crazy over this. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  6. We will just love this ice cream Kristen. The color and flavor look awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and please come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. I have fond memories of Thrifty's award-winning ice cream too, alas the prices have changed and so did the taste over the years. Homemade is always better these days. Thank you so much for sharing at Joy of Desserts, Kirsten. :-)

  8. Great recipe! It looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  9. Mint ice cream is great! Thanks for sharing