SRC: Fresh Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

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Today is my group’s reveal day for the Secret Recipe Club. What is the SRC? Basically you are assigned a fellow participant’s blog by the organizer and then you pick a recipe of your choice from that blog and make your version of it. But it is a secret, you cannot reveal whom you picked and what you made until the established posting date and time.

This months I was assigned Baking and Boys! which is written by Katrina. She loves to bake for herself, her husband and their 4 boys. Now that is a house full of testosterone! It reminds me of my great aunt who had 8 boys during the 30s! Hoping for a girl, they gave up at 8.

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Katrina claims to be a baker and that is incredibly accurate. I would say her blog is 80% baking, 10% ice cream and 5% cooking. Lots of sweet stuff on here. I was tempted but the unusual Avocado pecan chocolate chip cookies or one of her several yummy cinammon rolls.

But then I fell on a surprise post. I was Katrina’s SRC pick back in  October 2011 and she made my Uber lemon ice cream. Every time I think of that ice cream, one person comes to mind. Laleh ate lemons like there was no tomorrow. Well with the arrival of spring I figured a great to honor Katerina back was with one of her ice cream recipes.

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She has tons on ice cream recipes to choose from but the one that stood out for me was the Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. You will not find any artificial mint extract in here. Instead real mint leaves are infused in some warm milk. I made two small changes to her recipe. I lightened the recipe a little but using 2 cups of half and half, instead of 1 cup half and half and 1 cup heavy cream. And I am a big fan of chocolate chunks so I just broke up a bar into small pieces where as she melted and dripped it into the ice cream machine. Hands down best mint ice cream ever, it is just sublime with the finesse of fresh herbs.

 

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Rating: 51

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

A most wonderful Fresh Mint Chocolate Chhunk Ice Cream made from real mint leaves which are infused in some warm milk. Hands down best mint ice cream ever, it is just sublime with the finesse of fresh herbs.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup mint leaves, chopped
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch of alt
  • 2 cup half and half
  • green food coloring, optional
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, broken into chunks

Directions

  1. Heat milk in saucepan on stove over medium heat with the sugar, salt and mint leaves added. When it is hot, but not boiling, remove from heat and let mint seep in the warmed milk for about 45 minutes.
  2. Add the half and half. Strain the mint leaves from the milk and press it against the strainer to release as much flavor as you can.
  3. Add the food coloring if desired, 4 to 7 drops. Chill mixture for 1 hour.
  4. Churn it according to the manufacturer instructions of your ice cream maker. While the ice cream is churning, about 15 minutes in, add the chocolate.
http://www.cheapethniceatz.com/src-fresh-mint-chocolate-chunk-ice-cream/


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[…] for decoration, brew it for iced tea, add a few bruised leaves in my water pitcher, infuse it for mint ice cream, etc. When I thought of making a mint pesto I was worried the “minty-ness” would be too […]

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2 years 3 months ago

Ughh…. This is my favorite flavor of ice cream too… I’m going to go check if we have any store bought left. :(

I wish I had time to make some fresh stuff.

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The Squishy Monster
2 years 3 months ago

FRESH mint ice cream? *swoons*

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2 years 3 months ago

Yum- great SRC pick!

Guest
2 years 3 months ago

Chocolate and Mint are such a classic combination. When we moved to our new house, the previous owner left an ice maker. I’ve yet to break it out and use it. This sounds like a good time to give it a try.

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2 years 3 months ago

Your post has tempted me into trying this asap. Love the combo of mint and chocolate.

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2 years 3 months ago

I love that there’s fresh mint used in this recipe rather than an essence! 😀

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Scrambled Megs
2 years 3 months ago

mint ice cream is the best. i wish i had a bowl of yours sitting here right in front of me!

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2 years 3 months ago

I love when the spring comes and all of us start making ice cream or think about making one! This one with the mint must be very refreshing especially after a heavy meal!

Guest
2 years 3 months ago

What a gorgeous ice cream! I never thought of using fresh mint…but it definitely works well! Katrina has some extraordinary recipes…so glad you were paired with her this month!

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2 years 3 months ago

Love the recipe! Sounds so refreshing and then chocolate…I can imagine how good this is going to taste. The pictures are so inviting!

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2 years 3 months ago

This ice cream is my mom’s favorite, but it wasn’t mine for a longest time until my kids started to love it. Instead of vanilla, now we always have mint chocolate chip ice cream at home. I am very interested in making homemade version rather than a store bought! Looks so good, Evelyne!

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2 years 3 months ago

Love Katrina’s blog and love that this cgocolate chip mint ice cream uses fresh mint – I definitely have to try it this way, especially since I’ve developed a major craving for anything ‘chocolate chip mint’ the past few years. I think it’s cool (pun intended) that Katrina chose your uber lemon ice cream back in 2011. I’ve got to try that one too!

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A great treat for this warmer weather, Evelyne!

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2 years 3 months ago

You just made my fave ice cream and using fresh mint? this must taste out of this world amazing!

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2 years 3 months ago

This looks delicious. I can almost forget that it’s raining with howling wind outside. I want ice cream! Well, I want THIS ice cream. Soon…

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2 years 3 months ago

Oh wow! Mint chocolate chip is one of my favorite ice creams. I so want to make this!!!! I’m marking it for sure.

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2 years 3 months ago

Can’t wait to try it for the coming summer (if comes at all). Your ice cream looks ever so tempting!

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2 years 3 months ago

Saving this recipe for next summer!

Unfortunately my post missed the blog hop due to tech issues…argh..here is the link as I’d hate for people to miss seeing Aly’s recipe and her wonderful blog – http://chitchatchomp.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/secret-recipe-club-april.html

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2 years 3 months ago

Love that the two of you swapped ice cream recipes, very fun and delicious.

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC entry: Laura Goodenough’s Apple Coffee Cake

Lisa~~

Guest
2 years 3 months ago

Love love LOVE homemade ice cream! This looks so good.

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2 years 3 months ago

If only I had an ice cream maker! Nice photos, by the ways.

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Miss Susan
2 years 3 months ago

Sounds great! Please save me some. :-)

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2 years 3 months ago

Great pick! Mint chocolate chip is my absolute favourite ice cream flavour, hand down… it’s the first thing I order when I go to a new ice cream shop, mostly because I think it’s a good test of quality (both in terms of whether they use real chocolate instead of waxy chocolate chips, and in terms of whether or not they use real mint).
This one looks like a real winner on both counts. I’m half-tempted to pull the ice cream maker out of winter storage to get a jump on summer with a batch of this!

Guest
2 years 3 months ago

Very pretty ice cream. That would really hit the spot on a hot summer day (if summer ever comes!)

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2 years 3 months ago

I’m sitting here on a cold, rainy, blustery day, with the heat turned off in our house, drinking a cold smoothie for breakfast and I’m FREEZING. And now, I want some fresh mint ice cream! I loved that stuff. Love the dish you’ve served it on, too.
Thanks so much for making something from my blog this month! How fun to make ice cream, since I made ice cream from your blog. 😉
And about your great aunt—yeah, a girl would have been great, but we gave up at four! Eight would probably kill me. 😉

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I love the fact that you use fresh mint instead of mint extract. I would love to try this ice cream!

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2 years 3 months ago

The ice cream looks so inviting, but my eyes froze on the part about your aunt and 8 boys… jeez, that should have been a tough household to manage :)

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2 years 3 months ago

I’ve made this one from Katrina’s blog too and loved it. Oh how I wish I had a bowlful of yours now. By the way, I was assigned to your blog this month and made your blueberry upside down cake. Yum!