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Skinny Mint-Chip Ice Cream

No one will ever guess that this smooth and creamy mint treat is light. For the Christmas holidays, it's fun to substitute 2 cups of crushed peppermint candy canes for the chocolate chunks. Nancy Quelle - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Process: 20 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    1-1/2 quarts


  • 4 cups fat-free half-and-half
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 can (14 ounces) fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons mint extract
  • 3 to 4 drops green food coloring, optional
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chunks


  • In a large bowl, beat half-and-half and pudding mix on low speed for 2 minutes. Beat in the condensed milk, extract and food coloring if desired.
  • Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Coarsely chop chocolate chunks if desired; stir into ice cream. Transfer to freezer containers. Freeze for 2-4 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 289 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • krisbird
    Jun 16, 2012

    I wish someone would tell me what I did wrong. We followed this recipe to the letter, and after TWO HOURS in our ice cream maker we still had just mint-green milk. I was a little worried about it as I poured the very liquidy mixture into the canister, wondering what exactly was going to firm it up. My hunch was correct. What a disappointment (on Father's Day!) and what a waste of ingredients.

  • KY_Cook
    Oct 15, 2010

    Smooth, cool, new guilty pleasure

  • abrimmer
    Mar 6, 2009

    Wow, I don't call this a "skinny" recipe. It's got 289 calories per serving and a whopping 7 grams of fat, 4 of them saturated!

  • kageygayle
    Mar 3, 2009

    Skinny??? This has more calories per serving than full fat Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.

  • Monarchsmomma
    Sep 7, 2008

    This ice cream may need to be in your freezer longer then four hours. The mint extract was very strong! Next time I will decrease it to 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons or try 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract.