Meet one of my pregnancy cravings that has stayed with me: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.
I know it is not for everybody. Some people don't want their ice cream to taste like tooth past, but I love it!
It is hard to find at super markets and my local ice cream shop doesn't always have this in their selection.
At Breuninger in Sindelfingen, the local 'Gelateria' has an 'After Eight' ice cream flavor and I gobbled that up more than you can imagine.
After a while it was getting really expensive to buy and I was in the mood for trying to get my fix, by my own. Kinda. I bought stracciatella ice cream and peppermint syrup. I melted the ice cream and added the peppermint syrup and froze it back up. I made it cave man style.
It was nasty. Too sweet and just nasty.
Thanks to Laura Vitale recipe and the ice cream maker (Mia) from my friend, I could make it from scratch.
I used Peppermint oil, it is much stronger than peppermint extract, so I took only a couple of drops and always tasted after I've added more. This way you don't turn it into tooth paste ice cream. Besides that I didn't add the food coloring. The rest is all the same as Laura's.
It was divine! So proud of my first ice cream! (Forget about that cave man incident)
Do any of you love mint ice cream?
Laura in the Kitchen (she used a Cuisinarte ice maker, don't know which version)