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Mint Ice Cream

 Mint Ice Cream
Almost too pretty to eat, this refreshing peppermint-pink ice cream is my husband's all time favorite. It rivals any commercial brand we've tasted and melts all resistance to dessert!
20 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups milk
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed peppermint candies
  • 3 drops red food coloring

Directions

  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt.
  • Gradually add milk; stir until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium
  • heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from
  • the heat; cool slightly.
  • Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into eggs; return all to the pan,
  • whisking constantly. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture
  • reaches at least 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon.
  • Remove from the heat. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice
  • water; stir for 2 minutes. Press plastic wrap onto surface of
  • custard. Chill for several hours or overnight.
  • In a blender, combine 1 cup cream, vanilla and crushed candies; cover
  • and process until candies are finely chopped. In a large bowl,
  • combine the custard, peppermint ,mixture, food coloring and

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Directions (continued)

  • remaining cream.
  • Fill ice cream freezer cylinder two-thirds full; freeze according to
  • manufacturer's instructions. Refrigerate remaining mixture until
  • ready to freeze. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving.
  • Yield: 2-1/2 quarts.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 299 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 114 mg cholesterol, 117 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.