We first grew peppermint in the garden for one purpose: mint chocolate chip ice cream. It is such a bright mint that its culinary use is more limited than the milder spearmint. When mellowed out by cream and milk, however, it is amazing. Make sure not to substitute milk chocolate chips for the dark chocolate. They just don’t work as well.
Ice cream machine
If your ice cream machine makes it difficult to drizzle the chocolate in while the machine is churning the ice cream, you can also add the chocolate to the ice cream after it is done churning. Drizzle some of the chocolate over the ice cream, then fold and layer the ice cream through the chocolate streaks, breaking up chunks of chocolate as you stir. Continue drizzling the chocolate and folding the ice cream through the chocolate until the chocolate is fully chipped into the ice cream.
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