Recipe: Peppermint Ice Cream

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

One of my all-time favorite desserts this time of year is Peppermint ice cream (especially topped with chocolate sauce... it's like a delicious frozen York Peppermint Patty).

Peppermint Ice Cream
2.5 C 2% Milk, divided
2 Large Egg Yolks
2 t Vanilla Extract
1 (14 oz) Can Sweetened Condensed Milk, fat free
25 Crushed Peppermint Candies (about 2/3 C)

 Combine 1 1/4 cups milk and egg yolks in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook until mixture is slightly thick and coats the back of a spoon (about 8 minutes), stirring constantly (do not boil). Cool egg mixture slightly.

Combine egg mixture, 1 1/4 C milk, vanilla and condensed milk in a large bowl. Cover and chill completely. Stir in crushed candies. Pour mixture into the freezer can of an ice cream freezer; freeze according to your manual.* Spoon the ice cream into a freezer safe container; cover and freeze at least 1 hour or until firm.

**If you don't have an ice cream maker, simply place the mixture in a freezer safe container. Place in the freezer, after 45 minutes check on it and stir it vigorously. Place it back in the freezer and repeat every 30 minutes. It will take about 2 - 3 hours to be ready. Originally posted in Cooking Light, and, as with any of their recipes, I don't feel any guilt while consuming an entire bowl (or two).

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  1. Yummy I have never made ice cream before we always buy the Snelgrove peppermint love it! Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. ApachesPrincess5:26 AM

    Oh my! That looks delicious! I will have to make this holiday treat! I just came across your blog and it is lovely!

  3. Magchunk6:03 AM

    We tried the tortilla soup and it was AWESOME. So good. I don't know if we're up for making ice cream, but I know Ryan would looove this.

  4. PS~Erin6:57 AM

    Yu-um! I just love CFA's chocolate chip peppermint shake, so I know I'd love this, topped with chocolate of course!

  5. Down and Out Chic7:34 AM

    peppermint ice cream is one of my FAVORITES! yum, yum, yum. i've never made it myself (lazy i think).

  6. Joyce7:52 AM

    Sounds perfect meal for Christmas Eve. AND I love ice cream. xo

  7. Dionne7:56 AM

    Yum. I love the seasonal flavors that this time of year brings. This sounds delish!

  8. Lindsey12:09 PM

    I am obsessed with Peppermint ice cream! But I have been trying to be good and haven't bought it this year. Now I don't have to feel guilty...I think I'll try this one.

  9. paula3:58 PM

    oh, how I would love a bowl of that right now!