Friday, July 3, 2015

Mint Chip Fudge Ice Cream


Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge Ice Cream | Cooking on the Front Burner

Summer and ice cream go together like PB&J, mac-n-cheese and well, you get the idea.  Mint Chocolate Chip with Fudge happens to be my favorite flavor (at least this summer!)  We have a local shop called Flapdoodles that the DIY Guy and I have been known to frequent every couple weeks.  He'll try different flavors like Salty Caramel and Coffee Chip.  I keep going back to the mint and thought it was time to try and make my own.

A couple years ago I bought a Cuisinart maker.  This machine works really slick - just combine your ingredients, pour in the bowl and in about 20 minutes your ice cream is done.  I did learn a trick from a friend of mine who puts in some vodka as it is mixing - not for the alcohol content but it helps prevents the ice cream from becoming too hard and forming ice.  It worked!


Mint Chip Fudge Ice Cream

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 25 minutes plus cooling/freezing times
Yield about one quart
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons mint extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chunks
  • 1/3-1/2 cup hot fudge sauce
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons vodka
Instructions
  1. Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a medium bowl until well blended then set aside
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk and cream over low heat until it begins to steam (not boil)
  3. Whisk in the egg mixture (2 tablespoons at a time) until it is all mixed - whisk constantly so eggs don't "cook"
  4. After mixture is fully combined cook over medium heat stirring constantly until the mixture is thick and smooth about 20-25 minutes. Mixture should coat back of spoon.
  5. Add mint extract, vodka and cool in refrigerator until cold.
  6. Transfer the cold mixture to your ice cream maker and process as directed - add the chocolate chunks the last 3 minutes of mixing.
  7. Combine the hot fudge sauce and corn syrup
  8. Place about half of the mixture into a loaf type pan, spoon half of the hot fudge sauce and swirl; add remaining ice cream mixture and rest of hot fudge and swirl.
  9. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of ice cream and freeze at least 4 hours.
  10. Ice cream can be place in refrigerator about 15-20 minutes before serving
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Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge Ice Cream | Cooking on the Front Burner

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Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge Ice Cream | Cooking on the Front Burner

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9 comments:

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the combination of mint and chocolate! And that fresh mint garnish looks so delicious! I'll definitely be trying this! Congrats on yet another amazing recipe!

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  2. This has always been my favorite ice cream, Deb -- is that bowl for me??? It looks delicious!

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  3. This has always been my favorite ice cream, Deb -- is that bowl for me??? It looks delicious!

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  4. This ice cream sounds delish.....and I actually have an ice cream maker that I've NEVER used! Maybe this would be a perfect recipe to start with....!?

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  5. This looks phenomenal! Mint chip is one of my favorite ice cream flavors, but sometimes the chocolate comes in the form of hard, waxy chocolate chunks, so this fudge-y version looks like the perfect solution! That's really interesting about the effect vodka has, too!

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  6. Yummy! Featuring you tomorrow on the blog!

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  7. Great recipe Deb! I like the idea of adding the vodka. I always wondered how you could stop the homemade ice cream from going icey and hard. I will be noting that tip done, thanks x

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  8. This looks amazing! Thank you for having linked up to Tasty Tuesday last week. I've pinned your recipe to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board. :-) I hope that you'll join us again this week!

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