Friday, July 25, 2014

How to Make Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream {with Essential Oils}


"I have never tasted ice cream.
Diana tried to explain what it was like,
but I guess ice cream is one of those things that are beyond imagination."

This mint chocolate chip ice cream is tied for first place in the world of ice cream for our family (I will share our other favorite flavor on another day). It is so deliciously refreshing that it makes the perfect summer splurge! Allow me to share and keep in mind that good quality ingredients are essential.


Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
  • 2 large eggs (make sure they are fresh)
  • ¾ cup of sugar (we used organic)
  • 2 cups of heavy cream (or whipping cream)
  • 1 cup of milk (we prefer raw)
  • 3-4 drops of peppermint essential oil (we use doTERRA since it is safe to consume and not all essential oils are) (or you may also use 2 tsp. peppermint extract)
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or 1/2 cup chopped semi-sweet/dark chocolate bar or 1/2 cup chopped mint dark chocolate bar (which is what we used) or 1/2 cup chopped Andes mints
Whisk eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, add in the sugar, a little at a time until completely blended in. Whisk another minute and add in your cream and milk. Stir these ingredients together until completely blended in (if you are using mint extract instead of the essential oils then now is the time to add it-- if using the essential oil, continue reading). Transfer mixture to your ice cream maker and prepare according to manufacturers directions. Half way through the ice cream making process, very carefully add your peppermint essential oil (you only need about 3-4 drops per quart, according to taste). During the last five minutes of ice cream making, add in your chocolate of choice.


Yield: This makes approx. 1 quart of ice cream. You can safely double the recipe if you are using a 2 quart ice cream maker. In fact, I always recommend it!

"And we had ice cream.
Words fail me to described that ice cream.
Marilla, I assure you it was sublime."



Our printable recipe is shared HERE for your recipe book. Simply download from the link shared, save and print. You may also be interested in our Favorite {No Cook, Raw} Vanilla Ice Cream ~ 4 Variations Recipe.
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29 comments:

  1. Oh, that looks and sounds delicious! I don't eat sugar (it's been so long since I have had ice cream!) but oh, if I did...I would be trying this!!! YUM!

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    1. Perhaps you can try it with stevia Katy... But good for you that you have beat the sugar cravings!

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  2. Love this post, JES. Those Anne of Green Gables quotes make me want to read the books again, and those beautiful scoops of your homemade ice cream make me want to gather all ingredients and make mint chocolate chip ice cream for breakfast. Instead I'll just have my cereal and dream, lol.
    Thank you for sharing the recipe, and have a great weekend!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed a bit of Anne this morning :)

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  3. You make so many amazing things! I want to come and play with you!
    I enjoy Anne, too. In fact, I named my daughter Emily Anne, with an e mind you!
    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage!

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comment :)

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  4. Yumm! I, too, enjoy Anne and her Ice Cream...

    Thanks for this recipe. I have a friend who sells doTerra. I'll have to pass this on to her as well.

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    1. Thanks Bevy, I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  5. You were right Jes! The last comment I have from you is on Beef! Not sure what could be happening! THanks for making me aware! LIndsey

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    1. Okay, so I am not crazy! I left you a comment on the Chickadee Homestead Kitchen Tour for sure and then a few others before that (and between the beef).. That is weird, I am not sure what is happening...

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  6. Anne couldn't have said it any better, 'sublime'! Thanks for sharing and the great pics!

    Poppy

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    1. I must agree, Anne never lacked for vocab ;)

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  7. Looks like we were both in ice cream mode! This sounds so good and looks delicious! Oh and I am totally jealous of your milkglass ice cream cups. :)

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    1. Glad you like my beloved milk glass collection :) and yes, I was on an ice-cream streak for the last month... And now I better get back to those veggies! Thanks for visiting!

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  8. Oh yummy! Mint Chocolate Chip is my daughter-in-laws favorite ice cream!
    I'll have to tuck this recipe away for future use.

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  9. Looks delish! Thanks so much for sharing this at our 1st ever "Coffee & Conversation"! I shared it on my facebook page as well.
    ~Candy

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  10. Our family loves ice cream and this is my daughters favorite! I've pinned! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY, so nice having you!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy, If she likes mint, she will LOVE this :) Thanks for sharing (aka pinning)!

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    1. I couldn't say it better myself! :)

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  12. Mint Chocolate Chip is my absolute favorite!! I'll have to try this recipe!

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  13. Oh my! This sounds fantastic. I think I'll add this to this week's menu. :)

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  14. This is my firsttime i visit here. I found so many entertaining stuff in your blog about Peppermint Essential Oil, especially its discussion I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! Keep up the good work.

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