We love making homemade ice cream – for the same cost as store-bought ice cream, you can customize your flavors to fit your exact tastes and you can be confident in the quality of ingredients you’re using. Sure to put some pep in your step, this totally delicious Peppermint Ice Cream is minty, creamy and delicious! It’s the perfect ice cream for serving to holiday guests – on its own, or alongside a delicious winter cake!
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We’ve made lots of no-churn homemade ice creams before – including root beer ice cream and blueberry pie ice cream before, but for the holidays I knew that we had to try our hand at a Peppermint Ice Cream!
This ice cream can be made in less than 10 minutes and is ready to enjoy in just a couple quick hours!
What You Need to Make Peppermint Ice Cream
2 cups heavy whipping cream (35%)
1-10oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup crushed candy canes
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
Few drops red food dye
How to Make Totally Delicious Peppermint Ice Cream
In a large bowl, whip the whipping cream on medium-low speed for 4-10 minutes until frothy peaks form.
Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a liquid measuring cup and add the flavor extracts. Mix thoroughly, and then slowly add the condensed milk mixture into the whipped cream.
Fold the milk and cream together, being careful not to over mix.
Remove 1/2 cup of the ice cream mixture to a small bowl and stir in a few drops of red food dye – I went light and achieved a pink color, but you can add more, if desired.
Stir the crushed candy canes into the large bowl of ice cream and then fold out into a lined loaf pan or cake pan.
Spoon dollops of the dyed ice cream overtop, and then swirl together using a spoon or butter knife.
Cover tightly with plastic wrap (or a lid), and freeze 5 hours or overnight.
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