Mom’s Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

So last summomsmintchocolatechipicecreammer I get a call from my Mom who invites us over to experiment with her newest kitchen gadget – a Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Sorbet Maker.  This recipe for Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is the first one we tried.  Of course I left her house later that day and quickly ordered one of those machines for myself!  The machine we were able to get was a special deal that included TWO of the freezer bowls.  This has been extremely handy to handle those recipes that make large batches but also to make fresh ice cream two days in a row.  I have made this ice cream recipe more than a 1/2 a dozen times already this year, always hoping to get a good photo to post along with recipe.  Of course with most ice cream recipes it is suggested that after you run it through the machine you then freeze it for 24 hours before enjoying.  There was the problem.  Each time I put this in the freezer for its 24 hour firm up – the bandits in my house would find it and eat it all before I could get a photo.  I was finally able to hide a batch long enough to get a good photo.  Of course after the photo was taken this bowl was eaten immediately.  We hope you will give this one a try!

Mom’s Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Follow your ice cream makers instructions and if using the Cuisinart machine referenced above be sure to put one of the freezer bowls in the freezer the night before.
In mixing bowl of electric stand mixer combine…..
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 envelope Dream Whip
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 teaspoon Mint extract
6 drops green food coloring
With the whip attachment, whip all ingredients on the lowest speed for 1 minute.  Increase to the next speed level and whip for another minute.  Continue to increase the speed and whip at each setting for 1 minute.  (Doing it this way prevents the mixture from splattering all over – still we advise using your splatter guard!).  Mixture will be smooth and will have thickened.  Pour mixture into freezer bowl of ice cream maker (or follow your ice cream makers instructions) and set machine up to run for 20 minutes.  In the last minute before turning off the machine add…..
1/4 cup MINI semi-sweet chocolate chips (we suggest Ghirardelli)
Once the chocolate chips have blended into the mixture transfer to a container that is appropriate for use in the freezer.  Cover tightly with lid and place (or HIDE if you also have bandits at YOUR house) in freezer for 24 hours before serving.


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