Peppermint Pattie


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Ample Hills Creamery

Ample Hills Creamery

By Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna

Published 2014

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This flavor is Brian’s personal ode to summertime at the movies. Brian and his best friend, Robb, used to down large boxes of Junior Mints while catching every new sci-fi movie at the Cineplex. In the shop’s early days, Brian bought cases of Junior Mints to chop into this flavor. The problem? Chopping Junior Mints is a pain. The inside oozes out, and all the pieces stick together. Plus, they’re just not strong enough. They’re good at the movies, when you’re watching aliens destroy the Earth, but not good enough for our ice cream. So we made our own. It’s important to use peppermint oil for this recipe. It’s super-concentrated (and will make you cry for hours if you get it near your eyes), so just a few drops will give you an arctic blast of cool mint. A scoop of Peppermint Pattie is the perfect antidote to a sweltering summer day.