Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
I don’t believe you need to be Irish to celebrate St.Patrick’s Day! And while I am not a big fan of green beer, I do like to add a little green to the menu that day.
Anyone who knows me well, knows that I love homemade ice cream. My Lavender Honey Ice Cream is requested by all of my husband’s co-workers when he hosts his annual golf day and barbecue. Who would have thought a bunch of men would be requsting lavender flavoured ice cream?
When it comes time to break out the green, what better way than with homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream? A little bit of green food colouring makes for a nice vibrant “touch of Irish”, while pure peppermint extract and chocolate chips make it irresistible.
Heavy cream and whole milk make for a smooth custard base that is rich in flavour and creamy smooth in texture. I love my Cuisnart ice cream maker that resides on my counter top from spring til fall. It came with two freezer bowls so I always have one at the ready.
And while these beer glasses might see a can or two of Guiness on St.Patty’s day, they sure do work nicely to hold a few scoops of this delightful green dessert.
How do you celebrate St.Patrick’s Day? Do share!
Maureen shares her passion for baking, DIY and all things home at RedCottageChronicles.com. She and her husband, daughters, and beloved golden retriever live in a tiny cottage in Ontario, Canada where you will find her up to her elbows in flour or sawdust as she creates recipes, handmade furniture or home décor accessories on a budget!