Article by Annie McGrail
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Summer, the best time to eat the great, cold dessert of ice cream is just around the corner. People will soon be enjoying ice cream everywhere—on hot summer days at the lake and at night strolling down State Street.
But why go buy ice cream, when you can make it? Ever since I got my ice cream maker, I make it all summer long. It is easy, fun and delicious. There are so many flavors that can be crafted, a classic chocolate, summer watermelon, cappuccino and many more. But my favorite is Mint Chocolate Chip because nothing is more refreshing than the cool mint flavor and the small hint of chocolate chunks.
Adapted from Cuisinart
1 cup of milk
¾ cup of granulated sugar
2 cup of heavy cream, well chilled
½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
2-4 drops of Green food coloring (optional)
¾ cup chopped chocolate
In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer or a whisk to combine the milk and granulated sugar until the sugar is dissolved, about 1-2 minutes
on low speed. Stir in the heavy cream, vanilla, peppermint extract and green food coloring.
Turn the machine ON, and pour mixture into freezer bowl through ingredient spout and let mix until thicken, about 25-30 minutes. Add chocolate during the last 5 minutes of mixing. Remove from freezer bowl and place into a tupperware container and place in freezer until ready to serve.