I made my custard base last night and let it chill overnight in the fridge. I find that the ice cream sets best that way; and the flavours really have a chance to meld well.
I used mint fresh out of my planters, and boy oh boy, what a light luscious mint flavour! I made the ice cream this morning, and added finely chopped bitter sweet chocolate. I put it in containers in the freezer……and then waited…..
Until I just couldn’t wait anymore… I just had my first bowl of mint chip ice cream! And I know it won’t be my last!
In fact, I made another batch of the base just now. Unfortunately, I had no more fresh mint. So I made it with mint tea bags. It seems to taste pretty much the same. I’m thinking that in this next batch I will also add some chopped peppermint candies with the chocolate.
Today has been a pretty busy day already – market and groceries and a little bit of tidying. I’ll save the baking for later; but I’m contemplating a peach/blueberry cake.