Peppermint Ice Cream
Let me remind you how the name ‘Puter Hub was contrived. ComPUTER because he does things like taking a part a computer and then snaps a photo of it:
Which then has me ask … “Why did you take a photo of this?”
He promptly replies in a manner that is ‘you are an imbecile for not already knowing the answer to that question,’ “Because I took the entire computer apart to install that motherboard.”
Helloooo, why would he NOT take a picture of a computer in a million pieces? My bad. I will never ask a question like that again.
Despite the dweeb-iliciousness that is our little family, the ‘Puter Hub was good to me this Christmas. Not only did he gift me a MacBook Pro under staunch belief that Macs are exorbitantly over-priced and unnecessary, but he also makes me peppermint ice cream.
Who wouldn’t want a Richard? His peppermint ice cream is creamy, minty and delightfully charming. Making peppermint ice cream each Christmas season is a tradition adopted from his family. I am so thrilled to share it with you.
‘Puter Hub’s Peppermint Ice Cream
Adapted from the Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt – Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker recipe booklet
- 1 cup 2% milk
- ~¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups of heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
- ¾ cup crushed peppermint candies, crush with a hammer
In a medium bowl, whish the milk and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream, vanilla and peppermint extract.
Turn your ice cream maker on, pour the mixture into the freezer bowl through the ingredient spout and let mix thicken, about 25-30 minutes. Add the crushed candies during the last 5 minutes of mixing. Pour ice cream mixture in a plastic container and place the container in the freezer. Let the ice cream harden in the freezer for about an hour.