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Best Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe

How to make the best mint chocolate chip ice cream recipe at home
Prep Time10 mins
Churning Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: ice cream
Yield: 4 cups


  • Ice Cream Maker


  • 2 cups milk 1% or 2%
  • 2 cups heavy cream chilled
  • 1 cup sugar granulated
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 10-15 drops green food coloring optional
  • 1 cup chocolate chips chopped


  • In a large bowl, combine milk, heavy cream, and sugar. Mix well until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Add vanilla extract and 1 tsp of peppermint extract. Taste test the mixture. If you would like a stronger mint flavor, add 0.5 tsp more, taste test again. You can go even further and add another 0.5 tsp of peppermint extract. Usually 1 tsp of peppermint extract is enough to give a hint of flavor, which is what I normally use.
  • Add a few drops of food coloring and mix well. Keep adding only a couple of drops of food coloring until you're happy with the green color of your ice cream.
    Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe
  • Your ice cream maker bowl needs to be frozen for 24 hours before using it. Once your bowl is chilled, set up your ice cream maker. I use Cuisinart's Ice cream maker which only has 2 plastic parts, one sits in the bowl to mix, and 1 as a lid.
  • Turn your ice cream maker on. Pour your ice cream mixture into the frozen bowl. Let it churn for 10 minutes.
  • While your ice cream is churning, chop up your chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are a little big for ice cream, so you could use mini chocolate chips instead if you like.
  • After 10 minutes of churning, add in your chocolate chips.
    Best Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe
  • Let your ice cream churn for another 10 minutes.
    Best Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe
  • Turn off your ice cream maker. Remove the ice cream from the frozen bowl, into an air tight container. Place it in the freezer for 3 hours prior to serving.
    mint chocolate chip ice cream