Mint Ice Cream Recipe Review

We planted mint in our garden last year and quickly learned how delicious, and invasive, it can be. Fresh mint smells great and, let’s face it, who doesn’t like picking fresh mint from their garden for mojitos in the summer?

We haven’t made ice cream in quite some time. In fact, it has been almost two years since we busted out our ice cream machine. With the abundance of mint in our garden, we thought this past Sunday was the perfect time to try out a new mint ice cream recipe.

Now, I’m a picky mint ice cream eater because the mint must be delicate and not overpowering. Häagen-Dazs has a line of ice cream- five ice cream – that is quite delicious and only has five ingredients. The mint is quite delicious as is the lemon, which we tried in Aspen at the Food & Wine Classic. We also have some Jeni’s seasonal Backyard Mint ice cream arriving this week, which I’m excited to try.

However, we are trying to make more things at home (look for a recipe review from Bryan on some of the bread he’s been making lately), so we figured now is as good a time as ever to add ice cream to our list of homemade goodies.

I stumbled on the blog One Perfect Bite several months ago and have been thinking about this particular recipe – Fresh Mint Ice Cream – ever since. Contrary to comments on the blog, this recipe sounded quite simple to make and was simple to make. The only caution I would use for first-time ice cream makers or those who haven’t tempered eggs much is to slowly pour and whisk the hot liquid into the egg yolk mixture. The reason you temper eggs is so you don’t end up with scrambled eggs in your ice cream, pie, etc., so this is an important step.

The verdict: this batch had just a hint of green to it, but is delicious and creamy. The mint comes through right away, but fades away to a creamy finish. The mint ice cream also lightly coats your spoon and mouth since it has both whole milk and heavy cream in the recipe, but is satisfying because it isn’t full of artificial flavors, colors and ingredients.

I’m sure we’ll make this ice cream again and I may have been bitten by a sweet tooth, so look for more posts soon on different ice creams and maybe even some homemade candy.

Have a favorite homemade ice cream or candy recipe you’d like to share? Please do so in our comments section.

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