The mint chocolate chip ice cream has been improved. Mint ice cream with chopped Andes mints, Oreos, hot fudge, and a large splash of Baileys! When you’re craving ice cream, check out my other recipes.
Have you ever taken one of those tests that ask you about your favorite color, animal, ice cream, and so on?
- Color: I’m 35 years old and I still don’t know what to say about this. I prefer to wear black because it covers stains, purple dresses because they stand out, and blue because it draws attention to my eyes. My response is always contextual.
- As a pet animal? Dogs. Out of all that exists? Seals, sea otters, and wombats are tied for first place.
- Ice cream: This is a difficult question to answer. My favorite flavor is probably cookie dough, but I really like mint chocolate chip ice cream. I keep telling myself that I should eat this more regularly.
But every time I purchase mint chocolate chip ice cream, I’m left a little dissatisfied. I always want a bit of it. more. More chocolate chips, larger bits of chocolate, or a fudge swirl? Just a little more.
I totally accept that this is most likely due to the fact that Ben & Jerry’s pints have destroyed every other ice cream for me. Theirs are often laden with delectable bits and pieces so that each mouthful has a little texture or crunch.
So, essentially, I had no option but to create my own version that is super duper crammed with all kinds of stuff. There’s also booze. I make no excuses for who I am or what I do.
- Tips for making loaded mint chocolate chip ice cream
- Loaded Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
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Tips for making loaded mint chocolate chip ice cream
- You are also not need to add alcohol if you do not want to. I like to use Baileys Irish Liqueur because of the creamy mint taste it adds, but you may leave it out if you like. There are no changes to the recipe; just leave out the liquor.
- Apply as much green food coloring as you want. I use a fairly intense kind of food coloring gel, and I find that around 10 drops gives me the desired light green hue. Depending on the color, you may need more or less, and if you want a more strong green, add more! Don’t want it to be green? Simply leave it out! It merely adds color and no taste.
- 8 teaspoon mint essence.When it comes to taste, don’t use too much mint extract. This cannot be overstated. Too much mint extract turns it become toothpaste, which is NOT what we were hoping for. I never use more than one at a time.
- You are not required to use the same add-ins as me; make it your own! I like to top it with chopped Oreos, Andes Mints, a large swirl of hot fudge, and a dash of Baileys. However, you should not add more than 2 cups of chunky add-ins every quart of ice cream.
- Make sure that any add-ins you utilize are not too large. You know how when you dig into a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Peanut Butter Cup ice cream and there’s half a peanut butter cup inside that you have to dig out like a freaking archaeologist? Don’t do it to yourself, and cut things up smaller.
- Yes, an ice cream machine is required for this recipe. I love my KitchenAid ice cream machine and wouldn’t swap it for the world, but you may use whatever you have and enjoy.
- In the final few minutes of churning, add your add-ins to the ice cream maker. Pour them in a few separate additions to allow for more even mixing after they’ve come to the point where they’re pulling away nearly fully from the edges of the mixer on each round.
- Spread the ice cream in a long, narrow container rather than a higher one. I usually bake mine in a 95-inch baking pan. It just makes it simpler to have a uniform distribution of your add-ins, since they may sink to the bottom of a higher container when you pour it in. It also aids in the equal dispersion of your hot fudge swirl!
- Save a few extras for finishing touches. I prefer to leave aside a tiny quantity of chopped add-ins for presentation purposes, as well as to ensure I have some cronch cronch in my initial scoops.
You don’t have to worry about the usual run-the-ice-cream-scoop-under-hot-water approach since this won’t turn rock hard in the freezer. You can do it if you want to, but you should be OK without it.
What else may be beneficial? Substitute peppermint extract for the mint extract and crushed candy canes for the mints, and bam! Ice cream created for the holiday season.
Loaded Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
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- Ice cream maker
- Mixing bowls
- Food coloring gel paste
- 2cupsheavy cream
- 1cuphalf and half*
- cupgranulated sugar
- cupBaileys, or other mint liquor
- teaspoonmint extract
- Pinchof salt
- 10 drops green food colouring, or more for a brighter hue
- 1cupOreos, chopped
- cupAndes mints, about 21 mints, chopped
- cuphot fudge sauce
- Pinch of salt, 8 teaspoon mint essence
4 c. Baileys 1 pound granulated sugar 1
Whisk together heavy cream, half and half (or milk, see notes), granulated sugar, Baileys, mint extract, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
1 cup half and half*, 2 cups heavy cream
- Whisk in the food coloring until thoroughly combined.
10 drops green food coloring
- Pour ice cream batter into frozen ice cream machine and churn according to manufacturer’s instructions (about 20-25 minutes).
- 4 cup mints from the Andes
Add in all but 1-2 Tablespoons of your chopped Oreos and Andes mints for the final 5 minutes.
3 Oreos, 1 cup
- 4 quarts hot fudge sauce
Fill a loaf pan or other quart-sized container halfway with the batter. Add a couple blobs of hot fudge on top and swirl it into the ice cream with a knife or spatula. Finish with the reserved chopped add-ins.
- Cover and set in the freezer for at least 2 hours, or until ready to serve. Enjoy!