Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

A classic homemade Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream that is based on a Ben & Jerry’s recipe. It is a refreshing frozen treat!

mint chocolate chunk ice cream

Meet one of my favorite Christmas gifts – the Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt – Ice cream, & Sorbet Maker! In addition to other great kitchen tools, my generous in-laws gave me this gift, as well as the Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt – Ice cream, & Sorbet Maker. This ice cream maker is top rated by Cook’s Illustrated (as well as used by Coconut & Lime).

ice cream maker

I have wanted an ice cream maker for a long time – particularly for sorbets and frozen yogurts. I also love sno-cones/slushies and was so excited to learn that this machine can make those too!

For my very first frozen treat, I decided to do Mint Chocolate Chunk ice cream. Mint Chocolate Chip/Chunk ice cream is one of my favorite ice creams. The cool mint is so refreshing, and chocolate makes everything better.

I used the Ben & Jerry’s Mint Oreo recipe but subbed chopped semi-sweet chocolate for the Oreos. My only issue was that the chocolate took a long time to melt after frozen – as in it gets stuck in your teeth. I used Ghirardelli semisweet chocolate, but next time I will use the Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate. It melts more easily than the semi-sweet.

As far as the taste of the ice cream – fantastic! I’m amazed that I can make this at home. Great texture, creamy and delicious. I’m excited to try many more flavors, especially ones that are hard or impossible to find in stores.  

The basic idea of Mint Chocolate Chunk can be applied to different ice cream bases – you don’t have to use the egg-containing base that I did. I almost had to hide the ingredient list to get Bob to eat it; raw eggs creep him out 🙂

How to use your Homemade Ice Cream

I use mint ice cream in Grasshopper Pie and Oreo Shamrock Shakes, and it would be great in a Homemade Ice Cream Cake or Brownie Peppermint Ice Cream Cake. Also try it in Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches or Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches!


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mint chocolate chunk ice cream

Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Meghan
A classic mint ice cream with chucks of chocolate, this creamy homemade ice cream is a refreshing treat.
5 from 27 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Churn Time: 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 quart

Equipment

  • ice cream maker

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy or whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk (see note)
  • 2 teaspoon mint/peppermint extract
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate (chopped into pieces smaller than a chocolate chip)
  • small amount of green food coloring gel (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Whisk eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes, either by hand or with a stand mixer.
  • Add the sugar slowly while whisking, then whisk for about a minute more until completely blended.
  • Add the cream and milk while whisking to blend.
  • Add mint extract and blend again. Add food coloring, if desired.
  • Transfer mixture to an ice cream maker and prepare according to manufacturer's instructions. Add the chocolate chunks in the last 5 minutes of mixing.
  • Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container and freeze. I preferred the texture of the ice cream after it was frozen overnight.

Notes

I used skim milk, and the ice cream turned out great. The Ben & Jerry’s book talks about fat percentages of cream, half-and-half, and different types of milk and how you can play around with it in the recipes.
Source: Adapted from the Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book and booklet that came with the Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker
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Keyword chocolate, dessert, frozen treat, gluten free, ice cream


17 thoughts on “Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream”

  • Ah yes – thank you for reminding me!!! You are correct, mint extract certainly isn't green. I added a tiny drop of green food gel in step 4 and it that was more than enough to make it this vibrant green, otherwise the ice cream would have been off-white colored because of the eggs. The food coloring is of course optional but I will make a note in the recipe 🙂

  • Hi Jane! I want to say it makes about 8 1/2-cup servings – it definitely filled the whole 1 1/2-quart ice cream maker. I served it to a group of 4, and we all had seconds plus some left over. I think the recipe could be easily cut in half though. Hope this helps!

  • 5 stars
    Oh man I am dying to get an ice cream maker. I should just go buy it and get it over with! :o) That cookbook looks amazing too! Great now I want that!!! That ice cream is making me drool! YUM!

  • 5 stars
    That's my favorite flavor of ice cream too!

    What an awesome Christmas gift, I'm so jealous! I can't wait to see what else you can make with it, and I'm glad you used skim milk to see what would happen!

  • 5 stars
    That is the exact ice cream/frozen yogurt machine that I have and I love it! It is so easy to clean and store and makes delicious frozen treats.
    This mint ice cream looks amazing! So excited to see what else you make with your gift!

  • 5 stars
    That ice cream looks delicious!! Mint chip is one of my favorites. I made strawberry for my first one. It doesn't have any eggs at all in it. I'll post about it soon. I got the Cuisinart one too (a red one) and love it so far! We'll have to trade ice cream recipes!

  • 5 stars
    Wow I haven't see that book but now I'm dying to get my hands on it! This is my favorite flavor of ice cream (hands down) and I can't wait to try it. Thanks for saying hello!

  • 5 stars
    I love my ice cream maker and I am happy to see you are enjoying yours. Mint chocolate is one of my favorites!

  • 5 stars
    Mmmm, chocolate chip mint is one of my favorite flavors! Congrats on your new toy – I can't wait to see what else you make with it 🙂

  • 5 stars
    Yum Yum
    I am missing the taste of this ice cream very much,i am already using the ice making machine,but i am unable to make so tasty and delicious ice cream,if you don't mind may i share your ice cream dear..

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