Friday, October 25, 2013

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream


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I have a new favorite way to make ice cream.  For my birthday my husband gave me a Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Sorbet Maker.  It is so nice to be able to make ice cream on the kitchen counter instead of in the garage with the old ice cream maker that took rock salt and ice.

The first time I used my new ice cream maker I wanted to make Bill's favorite ice cream flavor.  Just before my birthday we had been at a car show and decided to stop at a Amish store on our way home.  While browsing the store I came across LorAnn's  Flavor Fountain flavorings for Ice Cream, Shakes and Smoothies.  I had used LorAnn's oil flavoring before in candy and we decided to give this flavor fountain a try.  This was the BEST Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream I have ever had.  The flavor is so soft and smooth and the mint flavor is so wonderful!!  They have a website and I can not wait to try their other flavors.

I used 2 Cups whipping cream and 1 Cup half and half and I think the ice cream was a little too buttery so the next time I make it I am going to use 2 C half and half and 1 Cup whipping cream.  I also used regular chocolate chips and next time I would prefer to use mini chocolate chips.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

2 C whipping cream
1 C half and half
3/4 C sugar
1 T vanilla
1 1/2 T LorAnn's Mint Chocolate flavor fountain

Add when almost done churning
1/2 C chocolate chips

Mix together all ingredients (except the chocolate chips) and stir until sugar is dissolved.  Pour into ice cream maker and make according to your makers instructions.

When the ice cream is almost done add the chocolate chips.  I then put my ice cream in an air tight container and put in the freezer for 8 hours or overnight

If using a Cuisinart maker pour ice cream mixer into the maker and churn for 20 minutes then add the chocolate chips and churn for 5 more minutes.  Pour into an air tight container and place in the freezer for 8 hours or overnight.

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