Peppermint Ice Cream

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Peppermint Crackle Ice Cream

I have a fabulous and easy recipe for you all today! I know it’s winter and in some parts of Canada and the U.S people are literally frozen over, but this stuff reminds me of home! In Ottawa, there are grocery stores called Loblaws. Loblaws carries a brand called President’s Choice. President’s Choice makes this delicious Peppermint Crackle Ice Cream that my Mom buys every year at Christmas. And, since I’m not home for Christmas at the moment, I need to get a little creative and make it myself!

Honestly, this stuff is ridiculously easy and super good! Basically, you add in a bunch of stuff to plain ol’ vanilla ice cream and the refreeze it! Easy, right?! I added in chopped chocolate, broken bits of candy cane and peppermint extract. A quick word about the extracts: I’ve made this a number of times and I’ve found that artificial extracts are not as strong as pure extracts. So, please start with a small amount and work up from there! Just to make sure you don’t over do it! Other then being a little careful with that, this stuff is a breeze to make! I’ll show you how!

Peppermint Crackle Ice Cream
yield: 8 servings or so

Ingredients:

Ingredients

1-1.5 quart container of vanilla ice cream, softened
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, chopped
6 candy canes, smashed
1/2 tablespoon peppermint extract (start with this amount and work your way up)

Vanilla Ice Cream

First, start by emptying the entire container of ice cream into the large bowl of a stand mixer. Loosen it up by mixing it by itself for a few seconds.

Crushed Peppermint canes

Smash your candy canes by putting them in a thick storage bag and banging away. You want pretty small pieces. Same with the chocolate! Chop it pretty small.

Mixing ingredients together

Pour in the chocolate, candy canes and extract into the bowl of ice cream.

Mixing ice cream

Stir it all around until well combined.

Peppermint Crackle Ice Cream

It should look something like this.

Peppermint Crackle Ice Cream
Pour it back into the empty vanilla ice cream container and re-freeze until it firms up! That’s it! Enjoy!

Peppermint Ice Cream

This flavorful and delicious Peppermint Ice Cream Recipe may soon become part of your family's holiday traditions.
servings 8 servings
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 6 cups vanilla ice cream softened
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips chopped
  • 6 candy canes smashed
  • 1/2 tablespoon peppermint extract start with this amount and work your way up

Instructions

  • First, start by emptying the entire container of ice cream into the large bowl of a stand mixer. Loosen it up by mixing it by itself for a few seconds.
  • Smash your candy canes by putting them in a thick storage bag and banging away. You want pretty small pieces. Same with the chocolate! Chop it pretty small.
  • Pour in the chocolate, candy canes and extract into the bowl of ice cream.
  • Stir it all around until well combined.
  • Pour it back into the empty vanilla ice cream container and re-freeze until it firms up! That's it! Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 428IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peppermint ice cream
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  1. Marilyn Brennan

    Yum, yum! A great mix of flavors…maybe you can compare it to the “real thing” when you go home Friday! Maybe you’ll like yours better…(*.*)

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