Fresh Mint Ice Cream Recipe

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Ryan Rhodes Modified: December 16, 2021
Fresh Mint Ice Cream Recipe

How To Make Fresh Mint Ice Cream

Treat your tastebuds to a cooling fresh mint ice cream that’s made with vanilla extract, fresh mint leaves, and milk for the perfect summertime dessert.

Preparation: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cooking:
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2cups2% Milk
  • 1cuphalf-and-half
  • 20fresh mint leaves
  • ¾cupturbinado sugar,raw
  • salt,dash
  • 2large egg yolks
  • 1tspreal vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Combine milk, half-and-half, and mint leaves in a medium-sized, heavy saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Heat until tiny bubbles form around the edge which should be about 180 degrees F. Do not let it boil.

  2. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes. That gives the mint flavor time to steep.

  3. Uncover it and pour the mixture through a colander into a medium bowl. Press the mint leaves slightly with a big spoon to get all the flavor. Discard the leaves, and pour the liquid back into your pan.

  4. In a new bowl, combine sugar, salt, and egg yolks. Stir with a whisk until the mixture is pale.

  5. Gradually add half of the milk mixture to the egg mixture, while stirring constantly with a whisk.

  6. Pour the egg-milk mixture back into the pan with the rest of the milk.

  7. Cook over medium-low heat for about 2 minutes or to 160 degrees F, stirring constantly.

  8. Pour the mixture into a bowl. Stir in the vanilla extract.

  9. Place the bowl in the fridge until the mixture cools completely, stirring occasionally.

  10. Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

  11. Freeze it for a couple of hours to harden a bit more or serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 321.50kcal
  • Fat: 11.64g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.68g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.69g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.71g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.76g
  • Fiber: 0.05g
  • Sugar: 46.52g
  • Protein: 7.19g
  • Cholesterol: 124.37mg
  • Sodium: 536.43mg
  • Calcium: 227.32mg
  • Potassium: 274.78mg
  • Iron: 0.53mg
  • Vitamin A: 159.69µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.89mg

How To Make How To Make Fresh Mint Ice Cream Recipe

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2cups2% Milk
  • 1cuphalf-and-half
  • 20freshmint leaves
  • 3/4cupturbinado sugar,raw
  • dash of salt
  • 2largeegg yolks
  • 1tsp.real vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Combine milk, half-and-half and mint leaves in a medium sized, heavy sauce pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Heat until tiny bubbles form around the edge (which should be about 180 degrees). Do not let it boil!

  2. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for ten minutes. That gives the mint flavor time to steep.

  3. Uncover it and pour the mixture through a colander into a medium bowl. Press the mint leaves slightly with a big spoon to get all the flavor. Discard the leaves, and pour the liquid back into your pan.

  4. In a new bowl, combine sugar, salt and egg yolks. Stir with a whisk until the mixture is pale.

  5. Gradually add half of the milk mixture to the egg mixture, while stirring constantly with a whisk.

  6. Pour the egg/milk mixture back into the pan with the rest of the milk.

  7. Cook over medium-low heat for about two minutes (or to 160 degrees), stirring constantly.

  8. Pour the mixture into a bowl. Stir in the vanilla extract.

  9. Place the bowl in the fridge until the mixture cools completely, stirring occasionally.

  10. Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

  11. If you’d like the ice cream to harden up a little more, freeze it for a couple of hours.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 321.50kcal
  • Fat: 11.64g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.68g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.69g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.71g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.76g
  • Fiber: 0.05g
  • Sugar: 46.52g
  • Protein: 7.19g
  • Cholesterol: 124.37mg
  • Sodium: 242.71mg
  • Calcium: 227.14mg
  • Potassium: 274.72mg
  • Iron: 0.53mg
  • Vitamin A: 159.69µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.89mg
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