January 16, 2011

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream


Alright. Here's my second attempt at making Ice Cream and I think it turned out pretty good. I love the combination of mint and chocolate! I know it doesn't look like the store bought kind. I thought about putting green food coloring in there, but I hate artificial ingredients. I think I'll try kale or spinach juice next time and see how that goes. When I do, I'll post more pictures! But if you want to, by all means add some green food coloring to give it that classic color!

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Non-Dairy Cream (I used So Delicious Coconut Creamer)
  • 1 cup Non-Dairy Milk (I used So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk Beverage)
  • 3/4 cup Agave Nectar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped chocolate chips

Whisk together 1/4 cup of non-dairy milk and 2 tbsp of arrowroot powder. Set aside.

Mix the non-dairy cream, the rest of the non-dairy milk, agave nectar, sugar, and salt in a saucepan. Right before it comes to a boil, remove from the heat and add in the milk and arrowroot mixture. This should make the mixture thicken a little bit. Stir in the peppermint and vanilla extracts.

Put in large bowl and cool in refrigerator. Once it's cool, stir in the chocolate chip pieces and freeze according to your ice cream maker's instructions. I've found the texture and consistency is best once it's been frozen for about 24 hours.

7 comments:

  1. Do you have to use an ice cream maker or can you just put it in the freezer?

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  2. You can just freeze it. It takes a while though. Check it after 24 hours.

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  3. I may have to invest in an ice cream maker!!

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  4. Lara: You don't even need an ice cream maker to make this! Instead of putting into an ice cream maker, just freeze it for about 24 hours and you have yourself some ice cream!

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  5. Oh, I'll bet this would be so good made with So Delicious coconut milk, too! I must try it! They make a mint-chip coconut milk ice cream that I love, and it isn't green, so I think yours looks perfect!

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  6. I've had that one before! It was really good! I just like the fact that mine has simpler ingredients in it!

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