Christmas Time in the Summer!
Who doesn’t like homemade ice cream? What about Peppermint Flavored? This is one of my favorite flavors and reminds me of when I was a kid going to Howard Johnson’s for Ice Cream. Mom, Dad and I would go in to the one nearby and sit at the counter and get a dish of ice cream. Now I did like the Swiss Chocolate Almond flavor and use to play this game with Mom on how many almond pieces we would get, but my all time favorite was peppermint stick.
Around here you only see this at Christmas Time. So this past Christmas season, i picked up a couple extra boxes of peppermint sticks for just this occasion. We unwrapped them, put them in a storage bag and then into another Ziploc bag. Took out the meat tenderizer and went to work crushing the sticks to bite size chunks. Too bad I didn’t make this in June for Leon Day
|Prepping the ingredients
|Crushing the peppermint sticks
PEPPERMINT STICK ICE CREAM
Preparation: 5 – 10 minutes, 25 – 30 minutes chilling time; optional 2 hours to
“ripen” in freezer.
Makes about ten 1/2-cup servings.
1 cup whole milk, well chilled
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups heavy cream, well chilled
1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
3/4 cup crushed hard peppermint candies
In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer or a whisk to combine the milk and
granulated sugar until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 – 2 minutes on low
speed. Stir in the heavy cream, vanilla and peppermint extract. Turn the
machine ON, pour mixture into freezer bowl through ingredient spout and
let mix until thickened, about 25 – 30 minutes. Add the crushed peppermint
candies during the last 5 minutes of mixing