My husband doesn't have a big sweet tooth and so his birthday came and went this past weekend with nary a cake or candle. But then Monday night he asked if I would make him homemade peppermint ice cream and, of course, I could not say no. I was curious if this recipe, which is so easy with only 3 ingredients, could be as good as he was wanting. His family used to own a Bresler's ice cream shop and his favorite ice cream was Peppermint so I knew he would be a good judge on its flavor. I made and froze it last night and tonight, after an old school dinner of pork chops, mashed potatoes and green beans (he cooks!), we finally got to dessert. His verdict is that it is "reallllly gooooood!" I'll take it.
Peppermint ice cream
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 package Starlight mints or candy canes, crushed
- Red food coloring, if desired
Whisk sweetened condensed milk and crushed peppermints together in large bowl. Add 6-10 drops red food coloring, if desired. In separate bowl, whip heavy cream to stiff peaks. Gently but thoroughly fold whipped cream into sweetened condensed milk mixture. Spread into 2-qt. plasticware container with lid. Cover and freeze at least 6 hours or until firm.