Friday, July 16, 2021

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream #NationalIceCreamDay

Looking for a fun, delicious way to use up some of that fresh mint taking over your garden?  Look no more.....This creamy, refreshing ice cream is studded with chocolate chunks and oh so delicious.

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

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My mint has taken over my garden.  In fact, I had to transplant some of it to another location to make room for my tomato plants this year.  In the fall, I am removing it from this location completely.  In the meantime, I am making lots and lots of mint recipes.  

girl in kitchen making mint sugar

So I grabbed my little sous chef, went out and cut some of the mint and put her to work helping me make this scrumptious summer treat.

Ice Cream pin

Are you looking for recipes to use up some of your mint?  Check out these Mojito Bundtlets, Watermelon and Mint Salad, or this Tomato Poached Cod with Mint.  You're also going to want to stay tuned this month as I share my recipes for Mint Chocolate Chip Muffins and Fresh Mint Cheesecake.  Of course, we have been enjoying Mojitos poolside all month long.  To add some variety we have added blueberries to our mojito.

Desserts, Ice Cream, Chocolate, Mint
Yield: 8 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Fresh Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

This creamy, refreshing ice cream is studded with chocolate chunks and oh so delicious.
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 10 MinInactive time: 16 HourTotal time: 16 H & 30 M


  • 1 c. fresh mint leaves
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 2 c. heavy cream
  • 1 c. half and half
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 4 oz. chocolate chips
  • 2 t. canola oil


  1. Place the mint and sugar into a food processor and pulse until mint is minced.  Transfer to a saucepan.
  2. Add the heavy cream, light cream  and salt to the pan and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until bubbles form around the edge of the pan.  Remove from heat and let steep for 20 minutes.
  3. Whisk the egg yolks in a bowl, add half of the cream mixture to the yolks, whisking constantly and then return this mixture to the saucepan.
  4. Cook, stirring constantly over med heat until the custard is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and leaves a trail when you draw your finger through it.
  5. Strain the custard through a fine mest sieve into a bowl.  Place this bowl into an ice bath, stirring occasionally until cool.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hrs or overnight.
  6. An hour before you are ready to churn the custard, melt the chocolate chips and oil in glass measuring cup in the microwave using 30 second increments, stirring well after each.  Let cool to room temperature.
  7. Churn your custard in an ice cream maker per manufacturers instructions.  When nearly frozen drizzle in the melted chocolate while still churning.  Continue to churn until ready to be placed into an airtight container to freeze overnight.


Adapted from a recipe found in Cuisine at Home, Issue #147

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  1. Now I know what I'm going to do with all that mint in my garden, too!

    1. I'm so glad...this is a great recipe. Hope you love it as much as we did.

  2. I have never thought about using my fresh garden mint, I can only imagine how delicious and fresh this recipe is, definitely trying it this weekend!

  3. ALWAYS looking for ways to use mint! Awesome!

  4. I have SOOOO much mint in my garden! Can't wait to try this!

  5. My kid loves mint ice cream, he will flip for this!

  6. Mint chip has been a favorite since childhood! I love that this is made with fresh mint from the garden!

  7. We love mint and chocolate, especially chocolate chunks. Can't wait to try this recipe.

  8. Mint chip is hands down the favorite ice cream in our household! So cool that you used your own mint!

  9. Mint and Chocolate is a great combo of flavors. So refreshing and good. I enjoy adding a drizzle of chocolate on top too.


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