Peppermint Ice Cream

Peppermint Ice Cream

"With flecks of peppermint candy, this ice cream is perfect for the holidays. --Berneice Metcalf, Leavenworth, Washington"
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  1. In a heavy saucepan, whisk egg yolks, half-and-half, sugar and salt. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches 160 degrees F and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat. Place pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Stir in whipping cream and vanilla. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  2. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full. (Refrigerate any remaining mixture until ready to freeze.) Freeze according to the manufacturer's directions. Stir in peppermint candy. Allow to ripen in ice cream freezer or firm up in the refrigerator freeze for 2-4 hours before serving.

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As is I would have given it 4 stars. But with my changes this recipe rocks. Simply add six drops red food coloring for a nice pink tone and replaced 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract with pepperm...

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It was good but not "the best."

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As is I would have given it 4 stars. But with my changes this recipe rocks. Simply add six drops red food coloring for a nice pink tone and replaced 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract with pepperm...

I don't recall how I came across this recipe and wasn't particularly enthused about it when I did. It just seemed like something hubs would like, and I liked that it was a custard-style ice cre...

Tried this recipe just to use up some extra whipping cream I had in the house. We thought this was fantastic! There is just such a difference in homemade ice cream versus store bought. This w...

This is a very good basic recipe that doesn't call for a ton of eggs. I would try the peppermint extract recommendation next time. Just made 2nd batch and changed my rating to 5 stars! I used ...

I don't know how I forgot to review this. But this was amazing Icecream!! Followed the recipe. It has become a tradition for the winter holidays in my family.

Excellent ice cream! I had some cream, egg yolks, and crushed peppermint candy to use up, so this was the perfect recipe :) Not only was it really easy to make, the finished ice cream was so ric...

This ice cream is soooo good and easy to make! I followed the suggestions to replace 2 tsp of the vanilla with 2 tsp of peppermint extract, and I'm really glad I did. I also added a couple dro...

Don't sub mint extract for peppermint. Ewe. Did not work AT ALL. Made it with 2t vanilla & 2t peppermint and it was AWESOME!

It was good but not "the best."

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