Is there any ice cream better than Peppermint Bon Bon? Maybe you call it Mint Chocolate Chip. No matter what you call it, we can agree it is delicious!
Each time I prepare to make ice cream I imagine all the new flavors I could make. Then I make Peppermint Bon Bon. It ain’t broke so…
Begin by making a basic custard. 2 cups heavy cream and 1 1/4 cup whole milk. Heat over low until hot. Remove from heat and add 3 drops peppermint food grade essential oil (I use doTerra or Young Living) and the seeds from one vanilla bean. Allow to cool, about 20 minutes.
Side Note: Don’t throw away the pod. Put in a glass bottle along with vodka. Keep in a cool dark pantry. Shake now and then. You will have vanilla extract in no time.
Once cool, put 5 room temperature egg yolks and 2/3 cup sugar in a bowl and whisk until pale yellow.
Here is the tricky part, use a ladle and put one spoonful of the hot cream mixture in the egg mixture. Whisk well, then add that entire mix to the cream and whisk continually until combined well. This is important so the egg doesn’t, well scramble and make a hot mess.
Now put your mixture on the stove set to low and stir CONSTANTLY for 20 minutes with a wood spoon. After that look at the back of the spoon, the mixture should coat the spoon because it has thickened.
Put this into a bowl you will ultimately cover in the fridge and put that in a bowl of ice to cool it.
Stir it occasionally and after 10 minutes or so cover and put in the fridge for at least 8 hours.
I use a KitchenAid attachment. To do this, remove your bowl from the freezer (it should be in there for a day at least – I just keep mine in the freezer). Attach the ice cream stirrer and turn the machine on stir. Slowly pour in the mixture. Once it is all in, turn the speed up to 2 or 3 for 20-30 minutes. When you think it has had enough air added, you can stop and remove it. For me, that is usually 22-25 minutes.
Now add your chopped chocolate. You can use chips, your favorite bar, whatever chocolate makes you happy.
No doubt eat some right away! Tt will be like soft serve. Store the rest in your favorite freezer container. I use this Tevolo which is absolutely perfect. Dragging your scooper across to get a serving makes you wonder why all ice cream containers are not this shape!
Oh and you do get the task of cleaning the beater. The sacrifices we make…
Hope you make some soon, Enjoy!!