which means we eat twice as much as we should...), or 2) we eat our ice cream in kids bowls. I can't wait to go garage sale-ing this spring/summer. I have several things on my list, and some good ice cream bowls is one of them. :)
Ok, now that that's off my chest, I'll get on with the recipe. I have wanted mint cookies n' cream ice cream for a while, but we have to be very strict on our budget, and I wouldn't break down and buy oreos. BUT! I had an epiphany yesterday: we had girl scout thin mint cookies sitting in the cupboard (we bought them to be nice...I normally would not have spent that much on a box of cookies...but, somebodies gotta support the girl scouts!). So I threw this recipe together.
I just used a plain vanilla recipe to begin with:
1 c. milk (whole or 2% is best)
3/4 c. sugar
2 c. heavy cream
pinch of salt
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine milk and sugar in a bowl until the sugar is dissolved. Add cream, salt, and vanilla. Stir. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or overnight. Freeze according to manufacturers directions.
Ok. so what I did differently, was I added about a tsp. of mint flavoring and blue food coloring (the blue was my husbands request...I would have left it white) to the mix along with the vanilla. You may want to add more or less flavoring depending on the strength of the flavoring and also on personal preference.
At about the last 5 mins of the freezing process, I added about 1 1/2 c. chopped thin mints (regular oreos would be good too). Serve immediately, and freeze some for later! YUMMY!
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