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Fresh Mint and Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Skip the artificial coloring. This fresh mint and chocolate chunk ice cream is all natural. It's a tastier version of mint chocolate chip!

Author Maryanne Cabrera


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 25-30 fresh mint leaves, chopped or torn
  • 3/4 cup chopped dark chocolate


  1. In a medium pot, dissolve sugar in cream and milk over medium heat.  Continue to heat until almost to a boil.  Keep an eye on the mixture, stirring often to make sure milk does not scald.

  2. Remove from heat and add chopped mint leaves. Cover pot with plastic wrap and let mint steep for 5 minutes. Taste after 5 minutes. If more mint taste is desired, continue to steep.

  3. Transfer to an airtight container and let chill in fridge for a couple hours.

  4. Once mixture is cold, freeze mixture in ice cream maker according to your unit’s instructions. Once the volume has increased by 1/2 to 3/4 times, and reached a soft serve consistency, add in chocolate chunks. Continue to mix until chocolate is evenly distributed. Transfer mixture into an airtight container and let rest in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before serving.