Here's another great refreshing ice cream idea. It's a low fat mint ice cream recipe. Prepare it as shown below, or stir in some tiny dark chocolate chips at the end for yummy mint chocolate chip ice cream. Either way you'll have a delicious frozen treat.
Low Fat Mint Ice Cream
- 2 cups low-fat milk
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1 package fresh mint sprigs (about 1oz)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- Dash of salt
- 2 large egg yolks
Get out a heavy pot and pour the milk and half and half in it. Add the mint and heat to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off the stove, remove from the burner, cover and let it steep for 10 to 15 minutes.
Pour the milk mixture through a sieve to remove the mint leaves and return it to the pan.
Whisk the sugar, salt and egg yolkes together in a bowl until all the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is creamy and light yellow.
Pour a little of the warm milk into the egg mixture to temper the eggs. Pour the tempered eggs into the milk mixture in the pan and whisk until it is well combined.
Return the pan to the stove and cook it over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes (stirring constantly). Pour the mixture into a bowl and put it in the fridge until it is well chilled (stirring every once in a while).
Pour the chilled mix into your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
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