Creamy Mint Ice Cream

Cuisinart original

Not your ordinary mint ice cream, ours calls for a lot of bright green, fresh mint for a real natural flavor. While blending it gives it an attractive pastel hue, it can be strained after steeping to create an ice cream that’s white in color with a more muted mint flavor


Makes about 5 cups (ten ½-cup servings)


1    cup whole milk
2½ cups packed fresh mint leaves
¾   cup granulated sugar
      pinch salt
2   cups heavy cream
1   tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):
Calories 241 (45% from fat) • carb. 17g • pro. 1g • fat 17g sat. fat 12g • chol. 66mg • sod. 27mg • calc. 43mg • fiber 1g


1. In a medium saucepan set over medium-low heat,
bring the milk just to a boil. Remove from heat and
add the mint leaves; let steep for 20 to 30 minutes.
If you desire a milder mint flavor, strain, and discard
the mint leaves after steeping, but for a more intense
ice cream, blend the milk/mint mixture using an
immersion blender.
2. Add the sugar and salt to the steeped milk/mint
mixture. Whisk to combine, until the sugar is dissolved.
Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla extract. Cover and
refrigerate until well chilled, preferably overnight.
3. Assemble the Mix It In™ Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker
with paddle secured and dispenser handle in its
upright position. Turn on and pour in the chilled base.
Churn until the desired serving consistency is reached,
25 to 30 minutes. If ice cream is not thick enough,
pour back into the freezer bowl and continue mixing
until desired consistency is reached, checking every
few minutes. The ice cream will have a soft,
creamy texture.
4. Serve in cups or cones,adding toppings while
dispensing ice cream.