Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
- ¾ cup sugar*
- 2 cups whole milk (divided)**
- 5 egg yolks**
- 1 cup heavy (whipping) cream**
- 1 tsp mint extract
- ½ chocolate chips or chunks (homemade works great)
At this point, you can freeze the ice cream in an ice cream maker if you have one. Or if you don't have an ice cream freezer, you can follow the directions here to freeze in your regular freezer. When the ice cream is mostly frozen, stir in chocolate, and continue freezing until firm.
This recipe makes about 1 quart or liter of ice cream.
* Reducing the amount of sugar or changing the type of sweetener can dramatically effect the consistency of frozen yogurt or ice cream.
** Personally I love this ratio of sugar, milk, egg yolks, and cream. I think this is very rich recipe the way it is. However, if you want an even richer ice cream, you can use 2 cups cream, 1 cup of whole milk, and increase the egg yolks up to 8. If you are looking for a lighter frozen treat, you could try one of these frozen yogurt recipes.