Sunday, October 6, 2013

Chocolate chip mint icecream

Some years ago, I tasted  this mint icecream in Malaysia for the first time.  While I was trying to figure out that newer taste, I could see hubby admiring it more and more. So I too thought it as good.....plain vanilla has been my favorite mostly :) After coming to USA, he started buying tubs of mint cream from ALDI. I would take only the choco chips from his bowl and that's my favorite part in it:)

After I started making icecreams at home, many a times I wanted to make chocolate chip mint icecream, but somehow intimidated to make with raw eggs as per original American version (that's another better version anyways). Then I used my quick method of condensed milk version and it tasted very delicious. I took hints from many websites on buying mint flavor (real mint juice may make the icecream slushy....I like slushy too). (Till then I thought of grinding mint leaves......which could have been more suitable for nature lovers like me....anyways I will try with caution next time ). I thought of making a very successful version at first to impress my DH and I couldn't take chances:) He totally loves this icecream and I am glad that I tried it:)

Chocolate chip mint Ice cream.

Chocolate chips before melting.

Mint icecream before adding chocolate. Mint extract and green food colors I used.

Pure mint extract - 1/2 tsp (McCormick brand)
Sweetened Condensed Milk - 14 oz can (400 gm)
Whipped Topping - 8 oz  (225 gm)
salt - 1/8 tsp
green food color - 3 drops
dark chocolate chips - 1/2 cup

Mix condensed milk, salt, mint extract, green food color in a large mixing bowl.
Then add the whipped topping and mix gently.
Transfer this to a freezer-safe container .
Cover and freeze for 1 hour.

After an hour melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave.
I melt the chocolate by putting the choco chips inside a zip lock cover, zip it, microwave in reheat mode for 10 second , 10 second , 10 second. Every 10 second, take out and see if it gets little softer.
Take out, make a small cut in a corner.
Squeeze and pour the chocolate into the almost frozen icecream. Mix gently without breaking the chocolate layers. Then pour all the chocolate. Keep frozen for 4-5 hours.
Then serve as dessert.
Creamy rich mint icecream is ready !

I have made a little variation by adding tooti frooti (dry fruits) instead of chocolate in a small bowl. That too tastes good. But mint and chocolate combination is perfect for us.


Rafeeda AR said...

WOW... lovely icecream... love the flavors...

Babitha costa said...

it must have tasted awesome with chocolate and mint

Anu said...

Wish to try mint ice cream.

Sayantani said...

such a a refreshing new flavour that is. looooove it.

Priya Suresh said...

Somehow i never tasted mint icecream, but you are pulling me to make some..Delicious icecream.

divya said...

Very delicious, your clicks make it more tempting..

Priya Elias said...

I somehow prefer vanilla over most other flavours when it comes to icecreams :) But your mint flavoured one has some out so well! I should try it out someday :)