Weekend Report: The Ice Cream Maker is Loose!

Watch out! The ice cream maker has been liberated from its winter deep freeze, and it came out swinging with not one but two projects this weekend. The first? Homegrown mint ice cream with chunks of chocolate sandwich cookies...
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Yes, that's right - we made mint ice cream with that mint run wild we helped pull up. It seemed like a noble purpose for it.

Then, instead of the usual dark chocolate flakes we crumbled Newman's Own mint chocolate sandwich cookies into the ice cream base as it finished freezing. We didn't cook the egg yolks quite right so this wasn't as creamy as it should have been, but frankly that didn't stop friends and family from eating it all up.

Our other project was a frozen yogurt. We have had some unpleasant experiences with homemade frozen yogurt but we have a new secret ingredient that really helped this batch. We'll give you the recipe for that shortly.

Recipe: Mango Ginger Frozen Yogurt

Until then, here's the original recipe for mint ice cream we ran last year. Sweet and fragrant, it's much more delicate and delicious than commercial mint ice cream.

Recipe: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Related: Is It Time for Ice Cream Yet? Ice Cream and Sorbet Recipes from The Kitchn

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.

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