Peppermint ice cream is a refreshing dessert for the holidays. It has a cool minty flavor and can be easily made at home. This is an easy gluten-free, no-egg peppermint ice cream recipe made in the ice cream maker.
It takes only 10 minutes of prep time and can be prepared ahead of time before the event. It can be served with some candy canes or some chocolate chips.
What is peppermint ice cream made of?
Homemade peppermint ice cream is made of 7 ingredients and no eggs. Heavy cream, milk, salt, and sugar form the base of the ice cream. Candy canes, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract add flavor. Some crushed candy canes can be added for extra crunch and taste.
I have used 13 mini Sprangler's candy canes and a few to top the ice cream while freezing it. It is best to crush the candy canes or atleast break them into smaller pieces so that they are easy to blend while making the ice cream mixture.
How to make peppermint ice cream?
Although it may sound daunting to make the peppermint ice cream at home, it is in fact really very easy just like other homemade ice creams. This is a no egg, no cook ice cream.
The first step is to blend the milk, sugar, crushed candy canes, and a pinch of salt until the sugar and candy canes are completely dissolved. Then add the heavy cream, peppermint extract, and the vanilla extract.
It is best to refrigerate the mixture for about 2 hours and allow it to chill. This helps reduce the overall churn time in the ice cream maker. Depending on the ice cream maker you have, you will have to prep the freezer bowl by freezing it for about 24 hours before churning.
I have made this peppermint ice cream in my Cuisinart compressor ice cream maker. If you are looking to buy an ice cream maker for your family then you can check out my post on which ice cream maker to buy and a collection of ice cream maker recipes.
Before you are ready to churn the ice cream, mix the ice cream mixture with a spatula and then transfer it into the ice cream maker bowl. Churn the peppermint ice cream for about 25 - 40 minutes until it is of soft-serve consistency.
Transfer the ice cream to a freezer safe container and then freeze it for about 5-6 hours before serving. You can also top the ice cream with a few crushed candy canes before freezing.
How to serve peppermint ice cream?
Once the ice cream has been frozen for 5-6 hours, it is ready to serve. You can serve it with some candy canes or top the ice cream with crushed candy canes, chocolate chips, or grated chocolate.
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Peppermint Ice Cream Recipe (No Eggs)
- 4 count Candy cane (small)
Churning peppermint ice cream in ice cream maker
- Stir the chilled mixture before pouring it into the ice cream machine bowl.
- Start the ice cream machine and churn the mixture for about 25 minutes.
- Ice cream will be of soft-serve consistency.
- Transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe container.
- Add some crushed candycanes on the top.
- Freeze it for 5-6 hours before serving.