Fresh Mint Ice Cream (with cookies!)

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Although this mint ice cream is featured in my ice cream bible, The Perfect Scoop, I neglected to really notice it  until I came across David’s recent blog post about it.

Mint and chocolate combinations are a relatively newish love of mine.  I think ever since I found Trader Joe’s Candy Cane JoJos a few years back, I’ve been a wee bit obsessed.  I’m looking forward to the holidays for an excuse to make many, many chocolate/mint combo desserts.  At any rate, I debated what type of chocolate to add to this ice cream and landed on Oreos.  To be honest, I reallllly wanted brownie chunks but I was too lazy to make brownies and I didn’t want to pay for them, either.  The upside (besides, of course, that the Oreos tasted great with the ice cream) was that I had an extra half package or so of Oreos to make cookies and cream ice cream the next week!

When I first tried the ice cream (okay, okay, I tried the custard before it was really ice cream…), I wasn’t sure what to think.  Actually, I thought it was a bit odd.  Good, but odd.  But the more I ate it, the more I really liked it.  It’s much different than your standard mint ice cream, so if you’re looking for that, this is not the recipe for you.  This ice cream is very herbaceous, but really refreshing and delicious.  I couldn’t help thinking that with some rum and lime juice, it would also make a fabulous mojito ice cream. 🙂

Fresh Mint Ice Cream (with cookies!)

6 thoughts on “Fresh Mint Ice Cream (with cookies!)

  1. Your description sounds pretty intriguing. I have always been a lover of the standard mint chocolate chip ice cream, so now I feel like I have to try this fresh mint combo. With cookies, of course!

  2. I’ve read so many blogs that rave about his book I got it checked out from the library. 🙂 I so have to make this one! Love mint chocolate chip, and of course with hot fudge. Yum.

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