Andes Mint Ice Cream

Mint Ice Cream

I made this ice cream for the first time back in October and I have been saving it to share with you when it got a little closer to summer!  Today was a beautiful, sunny day and it put me in the mood for a nice summer day and ice cream and summer just go together so I figured today was a good day to share it.  I also decided the lovely green color would be perfect for any St. Patrick’s Day celebration.  I love mint ice cream and the addition of the Andes Mint candy is the perfect touch.  If you are lucky enough to have a box of Girl Scout Thin Mints hanging around they would be delicious broken up and added into this ice cream too instead of the candy!

Our family is a divided camp when it comes to mint.  Some of us love it, some of us don’t.  That just means there is more for the mint lovers!  I am definitely a mint fan.

Mint Ice CreamIt just seems that green and mint go together.  Add in a little chocolate and you’ve got a great combination.  I am a big fan of those little rectangular Andes Mints.  They are yummy and just the right amount of chocolate to pop in your mouth for a little sweet treat.  They also make a great addition to ice cream because they don’t get too hard when frozen.

I used my basic ice cream recipe for the base of this and then added in mint syrup (like the kind you add into coffee)  The Green Mint one can be difficult to find most of the year but it seems to show it’s self this time of year.  If you can’t find it you can always use mint extract and some green food coloring.  I also used the green mint flavoring for a yummy Shamrock Shake you can check out the brand I used in that post.

Andes mint ice creamThere is just something so refreshing about mint ice cream – I think it makes the perfect ending to any meal.  I use a counter top 2 at. Cuisinart ice cream maker.

Mint Ice Cream

 Now that I’ve got you in the mood for ice cream check out these other yummy flavors:

Peppermint Ice Cream

Cinnamon and Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Apple Pie Ice Cream

Maple Ice Cream

Enjoy!

Leigh Anne

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Andes Mint Ice Cream
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ C whole milk
  • 1¼ C sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1½ C half and half
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 C whipping cream
  • 6 Tbsp mint syrup or to taste
  • 1 box of Andes mints, chopped
Instructions
  1. Add sugar and salt to milk and stir. Add in mint syrup to taste and chopped Andes mint candy.
  2. Process in ice cream freezer until set up and firm. May place in freezer when done processing to allow it to set up more.

 

 

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. Nancy says

    Hi,
    That looks sooo yummy..
    I have a question. On the
    whipping cream do you whip
    it first or just put in the cream?
    Sincerely,
    Nancy Carlson

  2. says

    Mint chocolate ice cream is one of my favorites! Now I can make it at home….oh, that might be a problem though! I’ll eat too much :)

  3. Carole says

    Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to posts about ice cream and sorbets – or anything similar like gelato. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Have a great week.

  4. Carole says

    Leigh Anne ,thanks for joining the link up for Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter. I hope you enjoyed looking at some of the other links. I have been reading them all and must say my ice cream cravings are now almost out of control! Cheers

    Ps I am signing up to follow your blog. A follow back would be great – or maybe you have already?

  5. says

    This looks to die for amazing, how could even a non mint lover resist? Visiting from Carole’s blogspot ice cream Friday
    Jenna

  6. says

    Hi Leigh Anne,
    What a great Ice Cream, we are going to love this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing this special recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. says

    Two of my favorite things..HOMEMADE ice cream and mint! (I treat myself to a–small bowl of ice cream every night before bed!) But your ice cream is reminding me of the excitement that it is time (summer or not) to get my Cuisinart ice cream maker out! SO making this! Thank you for sharing!

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