Old Fashioned Peppermint Ice Cream

Old Fashioned Peppermint Ice Cream

Old Fashioned Peppermint Ice Cream

In 1810 Peppermint Schnaps was invented by Paris candy maker, Francois Nicolas, to put on ice cream.  Apparently, Napolean’s wife, Austrian Marie Louise Duchess of Parma, took the recipe back to Austria where it became popular as an ice cream dessert as well as a drink. 


4 Egg Yolks

1 ½ Cups Half & Half

1 Cups Sugar

¼ Teaspoon Salt

2 cups Whipping Cream

4 ½ Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

1 Cup Good Quality Crushed Peppermint Candy Pieces

In a heavy saucepan, whisk the egg yolks, half & half, sugar and salt.  Cook and stir over a low heat until the mixture reaches 160° F and coats the back of a metal spoon.  Remove from the heat and place the pan in a bowl of ice water.  Stir for 2 minutes.  Next, stir in the whipping cream and the vanilla.  Press plastic wrap onto the surface of the custard and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.  If you have time let it refrigerate overnight.  Remove from the refrigerator and fill the cylinder of the ice cream freezer 2/3 full.  Make sure to refrigerate any of the remaining mixture until ready to freeze.  Freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions.  Stir in the peppermint candy pieces.  Pour into a storage container and place in the freezer 2 to 4 hours before serving.  Serves 8

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