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


Leigh Anne


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Andes Mint Ice Cream


  • 1 1/2 C whole milk
  • 1 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 C half and half
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 C whipping cream
  • 6 Tbsp mint syrup or to taste
  • 1 box of Andes mints, chopped


  • Add sugar and salt to milk and stir. Add in mint syrup to taste and chopped Andes mint candy.
  • Process in ice cream freezer until set up and firm. May place in freezer when done processing to allow it to set up more.




  1. 1

    That first picture is absolutely amazing…I just want to grab a spoon and dip right in! Mint treats really are quite refreshing after a meal.
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    This looks so yummy!!! Thanks for sharing:)
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    Oooh… mint ice cream is one of my loves. I’m so eager to make this. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.
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  4. 4

    Mmm, this looks amazing! I love Andes mints and ice cream, I bet this would be SO good! I really need to get an ice cream maker
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    Val A. H. says:

    This looks so refreshing! Good camera shots too!

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    Nancy says:

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

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    Carissa says:

    sooo delicious! i can’t wait to try this. i loove homemade ice cream and i could eat mint and chocolate every time!
    Carissa recently planning march

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    When I was growing up, my mom always had a crystal bowl full of Andes Mints in the living room, so this ice cream brings back fond memories!
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    Liz 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 :)
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  10. 10

    This looks so delicious!! I can’t wait to try it!

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    Oh My, this looks scrumptious. I would love for you to share it at link party is going on now.

    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile
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  12. 12

    YUM!! Mint and chocolate…such a PERFECT match. I love how easy this recipe is…no waiting, just stir together, churn and freeze!
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  13. 13

    This looks sooooo yummy! Andes Mints remind me of my childhood, I want to reach through my monitor and grab a spoonful!!

  14. 14

    This looks absolutely delicious. Found you on Tasty Thursdays.

  15. 15

    I love mint!!
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    Onna says:

    Wow! This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing!
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    Oh my that looks divine!

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    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.

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    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?

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    Jenna says:

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

  21. 21

    delish cool mints yumminess. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo
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    Paula J says:

    This looks so delicious!! Pinned :)

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    Miz Helen 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
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  24. 24

    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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  25. 25

    Oh man I’m dying for warm weather so I can make a batch of this…and luckily there is no division over at our house… we all love mint! :)
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    Holy moly, this looks absolutely to.die.for. Mint ice cream is my absolute favorite – I am making this for sure! Thank you so much for linking up at What’s In Your Kitchen Wednesday!
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    Kelly says:

    Hello! This pretty inspiration will be featured at Smart School House for Whimsy Wednesday! The new party and your feature will go live later today. See you soon!

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    Katie Adams says:

    Oh yummy! This ice cream looks delicious! Thank you for sharing on The Crafty Blog Stalker. I have featured you this week and it will be posted later tonight! I would love for you to stop by to grab a feature button and wear it on your blog proudly! You deserve it! Click here to get to your feature!
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  29. 29

    Oh Leigh Ann this looks INCREDIBLE! Pinned and featuring tomorrow! Thank you so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!
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  30. 30

    Oh my goodness, Leigh Anne!! This looks amazing. Andes Mints are one of my favorites. This post is being FEATURED this week on Tasty Thursdays linky party. It just went live!! Thanks for linking up. Hope you will join me again this week. Nichi
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    Hayley says:

    Oh my gosh! This looks like it is too die for! Mint is my weakness. How am I supposed to stay healthy if I’m seeing this???
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