July 03, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. . .usually celebrated by an entire day with friends and family, lots of comfort foods and topped off with fireworks. And no Independence Day grill out {in my humble opinion} is quite complete without homemade ice cream. Below is a recipe for what I call "Eays Chocolate Mint Mint Ice cream, chocolate ice cream mixed with Andes mints AND mint Oreos. . .need I say more?
Easy Chocolate Mint Mint Ice Cream

5 eggs (or equivalent in egg beaters of you prefer not to use raw eggs)
1 cup sugar

1-2 tablespoons of mint extract (or creme de menthe)

2 cans evaporated milk

1 can condensed milk
1 small box of instant chocolate pudding
4 cups chocolate milk
1 package Mint Oreos (I like Newman-O's Hint o' Mint), roughly chopped
1 package
Andes mints, roughly chopped

Using an electric mixer, combine eggs, sugar, mint extract, evaporated and condensed milk in a large bowl. Slowly add chocolate pudding until well mixed, then add milk. Chill mixture for at least one hour, then pour mixture into ice cream maker. Add mint Oreos and Andes mints in at the last 5 minutes. Enjoy chocolate mint mint heaven!
This ice cream is definitely decadent on its own, but for tomorrow's festivities I'm taking it over the top by serving them in Oreo ice cream cones. Promise to take a pic of my creation tomorrow and add it to the post. Also, this recipe was based on one I found over on allrecipes.com, but their site has been down all day today and will posted the link as soon as they are back up.

Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday, see you back here next week!


Melissa~ said...

So enjoy 4 July!!
have a great weekend.

Erin said...

great recipe. my taste buds will thank you. my cellulite will curse you.

Happy 4th!

Kelly said...

have a great holiday weekend!