For Mothers day I got a new ice cream freezer. I finally got to try it out today. Gioia requested Mint Choc. Chip flavor. It is one of my favorite as well so that is fine. It turned out wonderful. My ice cream freezer is good, but i had a couple problems at the end. It doesn't seem to be quite as heavy duty as the other one I had for 8 years. The ice cream tasted great though. I don't feel guilty letting my kids eat this kind either since it isn't full of preservatives and high fructose corn syrup.
1 Large container Half and Half
1 cup whipping cream
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 5 oz packages of mint (approximately 2-3 cups of loose leaves)
1 package dark choc chips
In a saucepan, heat 2 cups Half and Half with all the mint leaves. Heat until barely boiling and remove from heat. Let it sit 30 mins. The heat again, and let it sit 15 mins. In another bowl crack 5 eggs and beat with fork. Take about half the mint leaves out. Then whisk the 5 eggs into the hot mint/cream. Put the 1 cup whipping cream cold in the blender. Then add the mint/egg mixture. Blend well.
Pour everything back in the saucepan and mix in the sweetened condensed milk. Mix well. Then put everything in the . Add the rest of the half and half container, then fill to fill line with milk.
Freeze the ice cream. When the is done the ice cream will be firm but still soft. It is best to add the choc chips at the end. Stir them in or add to bowls.
Here are a couple pictures of the kids to add to the sweetness of this post.