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Rich Chocolate-Mint Ice Cream

Rich Chocolate-Mint Ice Cream
Total Time:
26 hours
Active Time:
30 minutes


1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups half-and-half, divided
1 cup heavy whipping cream
8 large pasteurized eggs, separated for yolks only
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
1 cup peppermint patty candy, finely chopped


  1. Combine cocoa powder and 1 cup half-and-half In medium saucepan over medium-high; whisk until smooth. Mix in remaining 2 cups half-and-half and heavy cream, and bring to a slow simmer. Remove from heat.
  2. Separate eggs for yolks (reserve whites for alternate recipes). Combine in medium bowl: egg yolks, vanilla, and sugar until light yellow in color.
  3. Slowly whisk in 1 cup cream mixture to egg mixture until smooth. Add remaining cream mixture until fully incorporated; return custard to saucepan, and cook over medium, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  4. Pour custard into a bowl and set over an ice water bath. Stir and let mixture cool until 55°F. Add custard to ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Chop peppermint patty candy and fold into ice cream just before it is done. Serve.

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Nutritional Information

Amount per 1/8 recipe serving: Calories 450, Total Fat 29.00g, Sat Fat 16.00g, Trans Fat 0.50g, Chol 285mg, Sodium 65mg, Total Carb 47g, Fiber 2.00g, Sugars 41g, Protein 7g, Calc 15%, Vit A 20%, Vit C 2%, Iron 8%

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