This easy homemade peppermint ice cream is delicious all year. It’s a no-cook recipe making it quick and easy. And it uses all-natural ingredients!
Ever since I was a kid I always looked forward to when the local ice cream store, Braums, would bring out their peppermint ice cream. It’s my favorite and it instantly makes me think of Christmas.
I’m one of those people that loves ice cream no matter what the weather is. It’s one of my favorite treats and making it holiday-themed only makes me love it more.
I’ve also always love homemade ice cream. I always requested homemade ice cream and brownies for my birthday in place of cake.
I want to have a little Christmas in July day and watch some Christmas movies and thought what would be better than peppermint ice cream. It’s one of my favorite holiday treats but is also great for the summer months.
So whether it’s Christmas in July or actually the holiday season this ice cream is sure to make you happy. It’s also very easy because it’s a no-cook style of ice cream and just needs a few ingredients.
How to Make Peppermint Ice Cream
For this recipe, I used the ice cream maker attachment for a KitchenAid stand mixer. You can use any ice cream maker for this recipe. There are so many great ones out there for reasonable prices.
To make this recipe you will simply mix the ingredients and add them to your ice cream maker. For most ice cream makers you will just need to turn them on once the ingredients are added.
Once there are only about 5 minutes left, add the crushed peppermints and chocolate chips and let it finish. You can eat it right away as more of a soft-serve type ice cream or freeze it for at least 4 hours to have a more normal ice cream consistency.
It’s really that simple! It’s a delicious dessert for the summer or the holiday season. You can also use it to make a wonderful milkshake.
These are the tools I find helpful when making this peppermint ice cream recipe. You don’t have to have all of these items but they are helpful.
Peppermint Ice Cream Recipe
Delicious and easy to make homemade peppermint ice cream.
- 2 cups whole milk
- 2 cups cream
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 cup crushed peppermints or candy canes
- 1/2 cup of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Mix the milk, cream, sugar, peppermint extract, and salt until the sugar dissolves.
- Follow the directions for your ice cream maker.
- When you have about 5 minutes left add the crushed peppermints and chocolate chips. Let the ice cream finish.
- Enjoy as a soft serve ice cream or freeze for at least 4 hours for normal ice cream.
I use Wholesome Organic Candy Canes. They are dye-free and the best candy canes I've found.
When they are in-season you can often find them at Thrive Market, Amazon, Whole Foods, and anywhere natural candy is sold.
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Serving Size:1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 400Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 37gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
Yum, I love the chocolate chips with peppermint!