Chocolate Mint Ice Cream: Cooking With Kids, Dad's Birthday Edition

April Peveteaux

chocolate mint ice cream cooking with kids

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

This weekend is my husband's birthday and my girl and I are going to fulfill his request for no cake, but cookies and ice cream. I'm a cake gal myself, but it's his party and he will deny if he wants to.

I already have the greatest cookie recipe in the whole world to make for him, but instead of going standard vanilla with the ice cream accompaniment, the kid and I are going fancy.

I'm breaking out our Cuisinart ice cream maker (one of those wedding presents that comes in handy rarely, but awesomely) and my girl and I are going to make some chocolate mint ice cream.

You can also make this recipe with whatever ice cream maker you own, just follow your manufacturer's instructions.


What you'll need:

  • 2 cups heavy cream, chilled
  • 1 cup whole milk, chilled
  • 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup crushed chocolate mint candies, such as Andes (about 15 mints)

Combine heavy cream, whole milk, chocolate syrup, sugar, and vanilla (not mint candies) in a medium mixing bowl and combine until well blended. Pour into freezer bowl of a Cuisinart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream, and Sorbet Maker. Turn the machine ON and let mix until mixture thickens, about 20 to 25 minutes. Add crushed chocolate mint candies to ice cream during last 5 to 10 minutes of mixing. Turn machine OFF. Transfer to an air-tight container and place in freezer until firm, about 2 hours.


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