Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

5 from 20 reviews

This scrumptious mint ice cream has tiny bits of chocolate that melt in your mouth.  It is made with eight easy ingredients in your electric ice cream maker in less than 30 minutes.


  • 2 cups half n half
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mint extract
  • 45 drops green food coloring
  • 3 ounces Ghirardelli semisweet chocolate finely chopped
  • 1 ounce dove milk chocolate finely chopped


  1. Whisk together half and half and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.  Whisk in cream, vanilla extract, mint extract and a little bit of green food coloring if desired.
  2. Pour the contents into the bowl of your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturers instructions. After 20 minutes add the chopped chocolate.  Churn for an additional 5-7 minutes before checking the ice cream as it is possible to over churn ice cream.
  3. Pour into a freezer container or loaf pan and store in the freezer.


  • Use mint extract and not peppermint extract.  It may be a little harder to find but it really does make a huge difference.
  • Don’t cut down on the fat.  The fat is what makes ice cream creamy and smooth.
  • This ice cream will need to churn for about 25-35 minutes however you need to check on it after 25 minutes because it is possible to over churn ice cream.
  • Use good quality semisweet, dark or milk chocolate.  Chop it very fine so the chocolate melts in your mouth.
  • The food coloring is not a must but it does give it that familiar mint color that we are accustomed to.

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