Friday, May 7, 2010

Junior Mint Ice Cream

It's getting hot down here in Texas and although I can eat ice cream every day, it's not every day I make it. There's nothing quite like cold, creamy, home made ice cream - especially on days like this. Just started with a basic simple vanilla ice cream recipe and cooled it down with mints. Had to make it pink for the big boy doesn't really long as he can eat it!

2/3 c sugar
2 large eggs
2 tbsp flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 2/3 c milk
1 c heavy cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp peppermint extract
3 drops of pink food coloring
1 c chopped Junior Mint candies

In a medium mixing bowl, beat the sugar into the eggs until thicken and pale yellow. Beat in the flour and salt. Set aside. Bring the milk to a simmer in a heavy saucepan. Slowly beat the hot milk into eggs and sugar, a little at a time. Pour entire mixture back into pan over low heat. Stir constantly with a whisk or wooden spoon until custard thickens slightly. Be careful not to boil or your eggs will scramble :( Remove from heat and pour hot custard through a strainer into a large clean bowl and allow hot custard to cool a little, then stir in heavy cream, food coloring and extracts.
Stir the chilled custard and pour into ice cream machine according to manufacturer's directions. Give it 5 minutes and add Junior Mints. Let it churn until ready to eat. When finished it will be soft but you can transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze at least 2 hours.


Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Mickey,
Just dropped by to say
Happy Mother's Day to you,
Hope you have a wonderful day!!
and that icecream looks soooooooo
Blessings, Nellie

MySweetCreations said...

Thanks for sharing! I recently began making my own ice cream this year and I no longer buy any from the grocery store. Mine has the taste and consistency of Cold Stone Creamery. It is very rewarding to make your own ice cream! Kelly :)