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.

Mint Ice Cream
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Stand Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 25 mins
1 quart


  • 2 cup whipping cream

  • cup sugar

  • ¾ cup fresh mint or basil leaves (about 3/4 oz.)

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • Fresh mint or basil leaves (optional)


  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 (per serving)

289 Calories
23g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 5.3mg 27%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 94mg 2%
Folate, total 4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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