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Best Peppermint Ice Cream


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If you want to eat the best peppermint ice cream then you have to make this easy no churn peppermint ice cream recipe. This is one of the best sweetened condensed milk ice cream recipes you will ever make!

best peppermint ice cream in a waffle cone bowl on a table next to a spoon with more waffle cone bowls in the background

WHAT IS PEPPERMINT?

Peppermint is actually a plant. The plant is a hybrid that comes from blending the watermint plant and the spearmint plant.

Peppermint leaves and oil are used to add flavor and fragrance to all sorts of recipes from food to beauty.

There are actually some very good science-backed health benefits of peppermint. It has been used to treat indigestion, anxiety, muscle cramps and even the common cold.

Did I mention that the flavor of peppermint also tastes great in ice cream? 🙂

INGREDIENTS FOR PEPPERMINT ICE CREAM

There are five simple ingredients in this ice cream recipe. If you don’t care for artificial coloring feel free to leave the food color out. This will still be the best homemade peppermint ice cream you have eaten even without the pretty pink color.

best peppermint ice cream in a waffle cone bowl on a table next to a spoon with more waffle cone bowls in the background

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST PEPPERMINT ICE CREAM

I have made so many batches of homemade no churn ice cream I can almost do it in my sleep now! The best part is that you do not need an ice cream maker to create a delicious and creamy ice cream dessert. This is so much better than store bought!

best peppermint ice cream in a waffle cone bowl on a table next to a spoon with more waffle cone bowls in the background

STEP ONE: BEAT CREAM

The first step in almost any no churn ice cream recipe is to beat the heavy whipping cream with a mixer until it is nice and thick. I love to use my Kitchen Aide stand mixer for this because it will take a few minutes.

STEP TWO: ADD MILK AND PEPPERMINT

Pour the sweetened condensed milk and the peppermint extract into the mixing bowl and fold these in until the mixture is smooth.

sweetened condensed milk and peppermint extract in a white bowl with a spatula in it

STEP THREE: ADD COLOR

If you want to make this ice cream a pretty pink color now is the time to add the food coloring gel.

It takes 1-3 drops of pink food coloring gel to get a beautiful pink color.

sweetened condensed milk, pink food coloring and peppermint extract in a white bowl with a spatula in it

STEP FOUR: LAYER

Spoon 1/2 the ice cream mixture into a freezer-safe loaf pan or container. Sprinkle 1/2 the peppermint chips over the top of the ice cream.

Spoon the remaining ice cream over the peppermint chips.

Sprinkle the remaining chips over the top and swirl the chips into the ice cream, if desired.

NOTE: There are crunchy peppermint baking chips, which are basically crushed peppermint candy canes. You can also get Ghiradelli Peppermint Baking Chunks which are a softer type of chip. These are usually seasonal at Christmas time, but thanks to Amazon you can order them year-round!

the best peppermint ice cream in a loaf pan on a counter next to an ice cream scoop

STEP FIVE: FREEZE

Place the container in the freezer for 5-6 hours or overnight.

When you are ready to eat the ice cream, remove the pan from the freezer and let it sit out for 5-10 minutes to soften before serving.

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BEST PEPPERMINT ICE CREAM RECIPE

You can print off the complete ingredients and instructions for this delicious peppermint stick ice cream via the recipe card below.

best peppermint ice cream

Best Peppermint Ice Cream

This is the best peppermint ice cream recipe. An easy, no churn ice cream that is packed with peppermint flavor.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Freezer Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream cold
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon peppermint extract to taste
  • 1-3 drops pink gel food coloring
  • 2/3 cup peppermint chips divided

Instructions
 

  • With a mixer, beat heavy whipping cream until thick. Pour in sweetened
  • condensed milk and vanilla and fold in until smooth. Add in the gel food coloring and stir.
  • Next, spoon ice cream into a freezer safe container, adding in half the ice cream, then half the peppermint chips and then repeating with a second layer.
  • Freeze for 5-6 hours or overnight.
  • When it is time to serve, remove from freezer and let sit on the counter to soften for 5-10 minutes before

Notes

This makes 6 -- 1/2 cup servings.
Keyword dessert, homeade ice cream, peppermint
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