Mint chocolate chip is such a classic flavor and it’s easy to make at home. You’ll only need 4 ingredients and an ice cream freezer. Like my other ice cream recipes, this one requires no cooking.
Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups half and half
- 1 tsp. peppermint extract
- about 1/2 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate I chopped up chocolate chips
- Mix everything but the chocolate chips together and pour into your ice cream freezer.
- Freeze it according to the directions on your freezer.
- Add the chocolate a few minutes before it’s done cranking.
- Serve right away or place in freezer to harden.
This makes enough for 1 Cuisinart counter-top ice cream maker. I have a Cuisinart Automatic Frozen Yogurt – Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker. If you have a regular ice cream freezer that uses salt and ice, you can double this recipe.
This looks so yummy! I love homemade ice cream…and what better kind then mint chocolate chip…YUM!
I had just got to get one of those ice cream makers! This has been my favorite flavor since I was little!
I picked up an ice cream maker last week, we LOVE it!!! We made chocolate ice cream with white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts, we were all fighting over the last scoop. I can’t wait to try the mint chocolate chip !!
This is my husband’s favorite ice cream. I think we will have to break out the ice cream maker for this recipe. Looks fantastic!
that looks delicious! makes me want to make ice cream for breakfast today
Visiting from SITS, That ice cream looks delicious!! That is my fave flavor! I’m going to have to try making this!
Happy SITs Day…nd I woudl love to taste that ice cream!
I always wished I could find mint chocolate chip ice cream *without* the chocolate chips, so I want to try making just the mint-flavored ice cream part of this recipe and see if it’s as good as I hoped!
This one is next on the menu. Silas was *just* asking me today if we could make mint chip. 🙂
Did this one last night and it was a hit! I think we’ll try plain mint, without the chips, next time … and there *will* be a next time. 🙂
Kathy Huffman says
I am making this for my daughter for her birthday since this is her favorite ice cream. I am using the mini choc chips & added just a touch of green food coloring for fun. The mix is in the fridge cooling. She is going to love this & I bet her kiddos will too if she shares with them. Thanks for sharing!
What do u mean by hald and half thank u
Kathy, you can find half & half in the dairy section near the milk and cream. It is half milk and half cream.
This is the first time I was able to make homemade ice cream and not have it freeze hard as a rock when put in the freezer. My guess this is due to the sweetened condensed milk and the small amount of alcohol in the mint extract I used. I used my homemade sweetened condensed milk and whole milk instead of half and half. I also used some full fat yogurt(just a couple large spoons to use it up). Kalona Supernatural yogurt and milk make a great tasting ice cream. I will be making grasshopper ice cream for the holidays!!
Amy, I think it’s the sweetened condensed milk, along with the fat in the half and half/whole milk that makes it softer when frozen. I’m glad you liked it! I love ice cream and this is the easiest way to make it 🙂
Colleen P. says
Can I ask which model of ice cream maker you have? There’s a $300 one and a $90 one, I’m game either way, just want to know which one it is that you have because clearly you’ve had a great deal of success with it! Thanks!
I’m pretty sure mine is the $90 one. It was actually even less than that I think, but that was a few years ago. It works great!