Now onto this ice cream! I know it’s winter and in some parts of Canada and the U.S people are literally frozen over, but this stuff reminds me of home! In Ottawa, there are grocery stores called Loblaws. Loblaws carries a brand called President’s Choice. President’s Choice makes this delicious Peppermint Crackle Ice Cream that my Mom buys every year at Christmas. And, since I’m not home for Christmas at the moment, I need to get a little creative and make it myself!
Honestly, this stuff is ridiculously easy and super good! Basically, you add in a bunch of stuff to plain ol’ vanilla ice cream and the refreeze it! Easy, right?! I added in chopped chocolate, broken bits of candy cane and peppermint extract. A quick word about the extracts: I’ve made this a number of times and I’ve found that artificial extracts are not as strong as pure extracts. So, please start with a small amount and work up from there! Just to make sure you don’t over do it! Other then being a little careful with that, this stuff is a breeze to make! I’ll show you how!
Peppermint Crackle Ice Cream
yield: 8 servings or so
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1-1.5 quart container of vanilla ice cream, softened
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, chopped
6 candy canes, smashed
1/2 tablespoon peppermint extract (start with this amount and work your way up)
First, start by emptying the entire container of ice cream into the large bowl of a stand mixer. Loosen it up by mixing it by itself for a few seconds.