Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Ice cream is comfort food in and of itself. My ultimate favorite flavor, without hesitation, is mint chocolate chip....
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Ice cream is comfort food in and of itself. My ultimate favorite flavor, without hesitation, is mint chocolate chip. It has always been and probably always will be. I love the refreshing taste of mint paired with one of my favorite things (chocolate), and together they are just the perfect combination. — Eva Bakes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup whole milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 Cups sugar
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 2 Cups heavy cream
  • 1-2 Teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 Cup mini chocolate chips

Directions

Heat the milk, salt, and sugar in a saucepan.

In a separate bowl, stir together the egg yolks and gradually pour some of the warm milk mixture into the yolks, whisking constantly as you pour. Pour the warmed yolks and milk back into the saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom with a heat-resistant spatula, until the custard thickens enough to coat the spatula.

Strain the custard into a separate bowl with the heavy cream. Add the peppermint extract, then refrigerate to chill thoroughly — preferably overnight.

 

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