Monday, 30 May 2011

Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream

Kitchen Play List: Chuckles and giggles

We had the pleasure of the little ones in the kitchen on Saturday. We made home made pizzas and M had requested a 'green' ice cream this week. However he did look horrified when My Love suggested Spinach Ice Cream lol. So I looked up various recipes and veganised this one. 
The results were a fabulous hit of mint followed by the creamy ice and then the yummy choc drops that melt in your mouth. The little ones had great fun 'whisking' and using a few drops of green food colouring gave us a lovely minty colour. And I am grateful they didn't splash it everywhere. lol. 

Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream or Princess Fiona Ice Cream! lol 
Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream Makes 2 x 1 pint tubs

1/2 pint/330 ml soya/dairy milk
1/2 pint/300ml soya cream/double dairy cream
3oz/75g caster sugar
5oz/150g plain chocolate/1 pkt dark choc drops
1 tsp peppermint extract
A few drops of green food colouring (optional)

Dissolve the caster sugar in the milk over a low heat. Remove from the heat and leave to go cold.

If using block chocolate grate and leave to one side. 

Stir in the cream, peppermint extract, chocolate of choice and food colouring into the milk. Pour it all into an ice cream maker and leave to churn. 

Scoop into freezable tubs and leave to finish in the deep freeze. 

Serve...Enjoy! ~R~