Monday, September 30, 2013

Cold Minty Bussiness

Lately i been lacking on inspiration for my blog, well, I'm lacking of ingredients, lacking of time and lacking of oven. That leaves me with a sort of different problems at the time to writte and prepare my tasty treats. So this week my creative process was something hard. At first i start to thinking on sweets that doesnt need an oven. Then i have to work with the limited ingredients that i used to have on my pantry. And third something really quick who leaves me with some extra time for reading "The Vampire Lestat". This amazing book who i bought it about 3 days ago and i'm on the page 632. Yes i'm a bit adicted to it.

Mint and Chocolate chips Ice cream

So with this creative process i came up with an Ice cream, A Mint with chocolate chip Ice cream. The interesting thing about this Ice cream is that the ingredients and the process aren't conventional. I didn't use an Ice cream maker machine and i didn't use eggs or milk. Sounds weird Right? But i ended with a creamy, soft and minty ice cream who can be used for acompany of any chocolate dessert or just by itself.

I took this ice cream recipe from a lady who i saw a couple of days ago on internet called Diane Kometa and her "Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice cream", i trully like the fact that you dont need an ice cream machine for making an creamy ice cream. The only thing that i saw on her recipe is the whipped cream. I think that is too much whipped cream and makes that the texture become more like shaving cream or worst dental cream (who with a minty flavour would totally taste like that) So i modified some components of her Original recipe to have an ice cream with a nice texture and an amazing flavour.

"Minty-Choc Ice cream"

  • 1 1/3 cups sweetened condensed milk – one 14 ounce can
  • 2 – 2 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract – some extract brands seem to be stronger than others
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Dark Chocolate with mint bar or just Plain Dark Chocolate Bar (You are going to need about a Cup of chocolate chunks)
  • 4 drops green food coloring – optional


Place whisk attachment and mixing bowl in freezer for about 15 minutes, this will help to whip the cream easilly.
In a bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, 2 teaspoons of peppermint extract and green food coloring. Mix well to thoroughly combine. Taste and add up to a 1/4 teaspoon more peppermint if desired. Crack the chocolate bar into little chunks, doesn't matter if some are big and other are little, that helps to give that rustic touch to our ice cream. You will need 1 cup of chocolate chunks. And add them to the mix.
Remove heavy cream from fridge and bowl and whisk from freezer. Pour cream into the mixing bowl and beat until firm peaks form.
Fold about ¼ of the whipped cream into the sweetened condensed milk mixture until combined. Add the rest of the whipped cream and fold in until thoroughly combined. 
Pour mixture in to a container or loaf pan. Cover with plastic wrap or a lid.
Freeze overnight for an excellent Ice Cream.

You can serve it with Whipped Cream, chocolate Syrup and nuts. I decide to make a couple of Chocolate Pancakes and serve my ice cream like an Ice cream Sandwich using the pancakes.
BTW, i'm making a lot of invetigation about new  tasty treats for share with us guys.. and  you might see a thing or two on my blog. See you next time and let know how great were your ice cream bowls


  1. This looks delicious Mint Ice Cream's always a favorite in our house and I love your unconventional ingredients!

    1. When you dont have certain ingredients you put your creativity to work. Besides i think my creativity is my best feature :)
      Thanks for your comment, i trully apreciate your visit