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Category: Desserts

Chocolate mint ice cream

Chocolate mint ice cream
Los Angeles Times

Real mint smells like spring and tastes like summer. But that's real mint. It's worlds away from the green jelly in the jar, the assertive flavoring in the chocolate ice cream, the off taste in the bottled iced tea. And ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes, plus 8 hours steeping and freezing time | Serves 4 to 6
  • 2 bunches fresh mint, stems removed, leaves washed and dried
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Dash coarse salt
  • 3 ounces finely chopped bittersweet chocolate

Step 1Chop the mint and place in a glass bowl. Add the cream and stir until blended. Cover and steep in the refrigerator overnight.

Step 2Strain the mint mixture through a sieve into a clean bowl, pressing on the mint to extract all the liquid. Discard the mint. Stir the sugar, salt and chocolate into the cream and mix well with a rubber spatula. Transfer to an ice cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturer's directions.

Each of 6 servings:
559 calories; 74 mg. sodium; 163 mg. cholesterol; 50 grams fat; 30 grams saturated fat; 30 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams protein; 3 grams fiber.
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