Thursday, June 28, 2012

Peppermint Ice Cream

I had this several times at Christmas time.  So, so good!  Make sure you use hard peppermint candies, NOT candy canes.  We made that mistake and ate ice cream that tasted like toothpaste!
Peppermint Ice Cream
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Ice Cream Maker Time: 25-30 minutes
Makes: 1 1/2 quarts
1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups  heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
3/4 cup crushed hard peppermint candies
1/2 cup chocolate chunks (optional)
Mix milk and sugar together until the sugar dissolves completely.  Add heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and peppermint extract and stir until completely blended.
Pour this mixture into your ice cream maker.
Add crushed hard peppermint candy to churning mixture.


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