Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe // Dula Notes

I am so happy that my plan to make ice cream coincided with our first 70 degree day. It was just meant to be. Of course I would have made it anyway, but I like that it turned out that way. Saturday was gorgeous and sunny. It ended up being a fine day to purchase a car, too. We finally feel like we’re getting good at buying a car. I really dislike the process. Especially the part where they know the lowest price they can offer, but you need to be a stern and confident and grown-up to get yourself there. Marc has really perfected his poker face, while I’ve settled into the good cop role of our accidental good cop, bad cop routine.

The good news is that it went really well and we were super proud of ourselves. Official grown-ups. After a drive in the new car with the sun roof opened wide, we were able to come home to two scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream. What could be better?

Mint chip was always my favorite ice cream growing up, but mint chip made with fresh mint is a different story. After I tasted the freshly churned ice cream, I was pleasantly surprised by the unique and complex flavor imparted by the mint. It’s herbal, a bit floral and completely delicious. The good dose of salt is crucial as it takes the ice cream in a buttermint flavor direction. It’s everything small batch ice cream should and can be. This may not be the mint chip of your or my childhood, but I wish it was.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe // Dula Notes

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe // Dula Notes

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe // Dula Notes

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe // Dula Notes

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  1. Nicole, your ice cream looks delicious. I’m so glad that you liked the recipe. The salt is so key, it really makes the mint pop, doesn’t it?

    Congrats on the car purchase—that would be so overwhelming to me!

    • Thanks for the great recipe, Kristin! The salt really takes this ice cream to the next level, for sure. Car purchasing can be very overwhelming and I’m glad we’re finally getting the hang of it! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. I have to laugh because the husband and I have been car buying here in Ireland and I so understand what you’re going through. As we drove around looking for a car I was singing the “p-p-p-poker face” song because I have to try really hard not to let my enthusiasm show when I want something. The husband is definitely a very good bad cop. 🙂 Oh, and I cannot handle how good this mint chocolate chip ice cream looks! Bookmarked!

    • How funny, Jess! I wish I would have thought to sing Gaga to get us prepared for our dealership showdown, ha!

  3. This ice cream was delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. And yes, Italy is a great place to visit, with wonderful food!

  4. My husband’s favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip, and we have fresh mint growing in our garden so I thought I’d give this recipe a try. It is fabulous! I’ve made it several times now and the ice cream turns out great every time. Thanks for this recipe… it’s so easy and sooooo yummy!

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