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Fresh Mint Ice Cream

August 17, 2011

Good Morning People! 🙂
As I was saying yesterday, since I discovered how bloody easy it is to make an ice cream, I made a batch of Vanilla, Strawberry & Fresh Mint Ice creams! 😀 And so tasty were they that me & my brother have already finished with Mint & Vanilla!
Fresh Mint has a very bright taste to it. Combine it with some chocolate chips & you’ve got yourself a brilliant ice cream. So, let us begin…

Ingredients
Fresh Mint Leaves – 3/4 cup (100 grams)
Milk – 400 ml
Heavy/ Whipping Cream – 100 ml
Milk Powder – 25 grams (Skip & use more milk {50ml} & 1/2 tsp extra cornflour OR 20 ml cream)
Cornflour – 1 tablespoon
Sugar – 3/4 cup (100 grans) or as per taste
Lemon Juice – 1 teaspoon 
Chocolate Chips – optional


Method
1. Roughly tear the mint leaves into small pieces.
2. Put the sugar, milk, milk powder, 1 tbsp cream & mint leaves in a heavy saucepan & heat until just steaming. (Do NOT let it boil)
3. Cover and let it stand for 30 minutes.
4. Again, heat the mixture until it comes to a boil, remove; cover & let it stand for another 15-20 minutes.
** This step is to infuse the mint leaves’ flavour into the milk mixture

 5. Strain the milk mixture into a container in which you want to freeze your ice cream. Discard the mint leaves.
6. In a pan, add the heavy cream  & 1 tbsp cornflour and mix well. Place it on the heat & stir continuously until the cream thickens a bit. Then take it off the heat.
7. Add this cream to the mint flavoured milk & whip/beat well with an electric or manual whisk. Add the lemon juice and again whisk well. Add chocolate chips if you want & mix well.
8. Allow it to cool to room temperature. Then put it in a shallow bowl & freeze it for about 1 hour until the ice cream is slushy.
9. Remove & beat again for 2-3 minutes & freeze.
10. Repeat step 9 about 4-5 times to give the ice cream a smooth texture.
11. Sccop & Serve! ☺

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