Friday, January 13, 2012

Spearmint Fudge Ripple Ice Cream


I swear this ice cream does not taste like toothpaste. My newest obsession? Fudge rippling ice cream.  Ever since I made a pumpkin version, I can't seem to stop.


The inspiration for this ice cream was simply having leftover flavoring from making vanilla spearmint macarons. It made me want to create yet another wacky ice cream flavor.

If you are used to peppermint ice cream, this is a surprisingly pleasant change. This ice cream was a hit with everyone who sampled it. Sexy spearmint scores again!



Spearmint Fudge Ripple Ice Cream

For the spearmint ice cream:

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon spearmint extract (I used 4-5 drops of spearmint candy oil from Lorann)
  • Few drops of green food coloring

Directions:
  • In a medium saucepan bring milk, cream and spearmint flavoring almost to a boil. Set aside and let steep for half hour.
  • Whisk egg yolks with white granulated sugar.
  • Reheat the milk/cream/flavoring and slowly pour some into the egg/sugar mixture whisking quickly to temper the eggs.
  • Scrape the tempered mixture back into the rest of the milk/cream/spearmint and reheat stirring occasionally until the mixture thickens a bit, coating the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Remove from heat and strain.
  • At this point I mixed in a bit of Wilton's past food color in Kelly Green.
  • Cover with plastic wrap, making sure the wrap touches the top of the mixture.
  • Refrigerate for at lease 3 hours or over night.
  • Place in ice cream maker and follow manufacturers directions.
  • Transfer the ice cream to a container and place in freezer until it hardens.

Fudge Ripple Recipe and Instructions from the Baking Beauties HERE


6 comments:

  1. Peppermint I've had, but I'm super excited about this spearmint idea. I've actually never seen the extract out and about - I'll have to go hunting for it. I've got to admit, though, it's the fudge ripple that really has me hooked. I'm so glad I picked up an ice cream machine attachment during the Boxing Day sales :)

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  2. I'm betting this is very refreshing, not to mention delicious with that fudge ripple! Every time you do an ice cream post I'm tempted to go and order the ice cream maker for my KA!

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  3. LOVE mint--both spear and pepper. In fact, I just finished a cup of mint tea. I still haven't gotten my ice cream maker down from its perch (it's been on top of the kitchen cabinets for 2 1/2 years now), but you keep tempting me. I may have to give in.

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  4. Sexy spearmint - haha I LOVE it! Anything swirled with fudge ripple HAS to be sexy. This looks awesome!

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  5. I adore spearmint and everything you make with it, Lora. This looks another winner!

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  6. I love spearmint! I always chose spearmint over peppermint when it came to gum. Fudge ripple sounds just amazing. I'm slightly obsessed with the ice-cream machine at the moment - filing this away for future experimentation :)

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