Mint Ice Cream

Fresh mint gives this dessert a cool burst of flavor. Add a few grains of salt to the infused cream mixture to bring out additional sweetness.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Serving Size: 1/2
  • Yields: 1 quart
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Chill: 2 hrs
  • Freeze: according to directions of manufacturer
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Mint Ice Cream
Ingredients
2
cups whipping cream
2/3
cup sugar
3/4
cup fresh mint or basil leaves (about 3/4 oz.)
1
cup whole milk
 
Fresh mint or basil leaves (optional)
Directions
  1. In a medium saucepan combine cream, sugar, and mint leaves. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture just begins to boil. Remove from heat; cover; steep for 1 hour. Strain, discarding mint leaves. Add milk to infused cream mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight until mixture is completely chilled.
  2. Freeze cream mixture in a 1-quart ice cream freezer according to the directions of the manufacturer. Ripen ice cream according to manufacturers directions. Scoop into dessert dishes. Sprinkle with fresh mint or basil leaves. Makes 1 quart.
Nutrition Facts (Mint Ice Cream)
    Per serving:
  • 289 kcal cal.,
  • 23 g fat
  • (14 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 7 g monounsatured fat),
  • 85 mg chol.,
  • 36 mg sodium,
  • 19 g carb.,
  • 18 g sugar,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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