Recipe: Chocolate mint ice cream

Recipe: Chocolate mint ice cream
(Anacleto Rapping / Los Angeles Times)

Chocolate mint ice cream

Total time:


15 minutes, plus 8 hours steeping and freezing time


4 to 6


Use the best chocolate you can find.

2 bunches fresh mint, stems removed, leaves washed and dried

3 cups heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup sugar

Dash coarse salt

3 ounces finely chopped bittersweet chocolate

1. Chop the mint and place in a glass bowl. Add the cream and stir until blended. Cover and steep in the refrigerator overnight.

2. Strain the mint mixture through a sieve into a clean bowl, pressing on the mint to extract all the liquid. Discard the mint. Stir the sugar, salt and chocolate into the cream and mix well with a rubber spatula. Transfer to an ice cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturer's directions.

Each of 6 servings: 559 calories; 74 mg. sodium; 163 mg. cholesterol; 50 grams fat; 30 grams saturated fat; 30 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams protein; 3 grams fiber.