Recipes and Cooking Mint Ice Cream 2.5 (2) 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on May 1, 2006 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 25 mins Chill Time: 2 hrs Stand Time: 60 mins Total Time: 3 hrs 25 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 1 quart Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 cup whipping cream ⅔ cup sugar ¾ cup fresh mint or basil leaves (about 3/4 oz.) 1 cup whole milk Fresh mint or basil leaves (optional) Directions 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. 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. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 289 Calories 23g Fat 19g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.