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Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Maker

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This homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream is made with minimal ingredients and NO machine! Extra creamy and the perfect balance of mint vs chocolate. Perfect for hot summer days or any time you need a sweet fix.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream has a special place in my heart. It is my go-to flavor choice and the perfect way to get a light chocolate fix. I’m a sucker for this creamy and light ice cream recipe.

Oh, and did I mention the best part? You DO NOT NEED AN ICE CREAM MAKER.

This is one of many no-churn ice cream recipes I have on my website. We love the ease of quickly whipping up a batch and not having to fuss over freezing the container of our ice cream maker.

Recipe Features

  • Easy Dessert: If you want a minimal effort treat, maybe even one the kids can help with, look no further!
  • Customizable: We change the chip types and sometimes swap mint for vanilla.
no-churn mint chip ice cream recipe

What You Need

The secret to a no-churn recipe is to use whipped cream for the texture and sweetened condensed milk for the sweet base. Once you have those two things you can get really creative! This is what I like to use for this easy mint chocolate chip ice cream recipe:

  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Mint Extract
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Chocolate Chunks or Chips

What Kind of Mint is Used in Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

MINT extract is what you want to use for this recipe. You want to stay away from peppermint. Peppermint tends to have a bolder and more strong flavor that quickly becomes overwhelming with the vanilla and chocolate. Mint extract is more traditionally used and toned down just enough to work well with the other flavors.

How To Make Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream From Scratch

  1. Whip the heavy cream with an electric mixer until light and fluffy and stiff peaks form, roughly 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl stir the sweetened condensed milk with the mint and vanilla extract. Fold in the whipped cream.
  3. Fold the chocolate pieces into the mixture. Transfer to a freezer safe container.
  4. Freeze 6 hours or overnight.
Light and fluffy mint chocolate chip ice cream without a machine

No-Churn Ice Cream Tips and FAQs

The best thing about this recipe is how adaptable it is! Don’t like mint or chocolate chips? No problem! Switch them out for cherries or cheesecake. Or stick with plain ol’ vanilla. The possibilities are endless!

  • I have an entire post here with great suggestions on how to quickly whip cream to peaks. The secret is to chill your bowl and beaters first.
  • When you add the whipped cream to the sweetened milk make sure to just fold it until combined. You want to mix as little as possible. The air in the whipped cream is what gives this recipe it’s light and fluffy texture.
  • I like to chop my chocolate chunks a bit to make them a little smaller, but that’s just personal preference. You sure could leave them large or even substitute them for mini chocolate chips.
mint chip ice cream easy no churn recipe

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No Machine Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

No Machine Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freeze Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

This homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream is made with minimal ingredients and NO machine! Extra creamy and the perfect balance of mint vs chocolate. Perfect for hot summer days or any time you need a sweet fix.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks or chips

Instructions

  1. Whip the heavy cream with an electric mixer until light and fluffy and stiff peaks form, roughly 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl stir the sweetened condensed milk with the mint and vanilla extract. Fold in the whipped cream.
  3. Fold the chocolate pieces into the mixture. Transfer to a freezer safe container.
  4. Freeze 6 hours or overnight.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 109mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 39gProtein: 7g
This homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream is made with minimal ingredients and NO machine! Extra creamy and the perfect balance of mint vs chocolate. Perfect for hot summer days or any time you need a sweet fix.

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Amy

Wednesday 27th of August 2014

Mint chip ice cream is hands down my faaaaaavorite ice cream, so I was excited to try this! Thanks Jesseca!!!

Tami

Thursday 24th of July 2014

This recipe sounds divine. Do you have a suggestion for replacing condensed milk? Could I use, coconut or almond milk?

Jesseca

Thursday 24th of July 2014

I don't recommend changing the sweetened condensed milk. I haven't substituted it before, but honestly... It's a simple recipe and little changes can have a big impact.

Tony

Sunday 20th of April 2014

Wow, that is all I can say about the beauty of this treat. What a great idea. I was already a big fan of mint chocolate chip, but I think this article (and the pictures) just made me an even bigger fan. I know you can make this with and without a machine. Although I didn't make it myself (shame on me), I just tried Ben and Jerry's caramel core ice cream, and it was fantastic! It's definitely my new favorite.

Amy | Club Narwhal

Wednesday 16th of April 2014

Jesseca, this is glorious! I have been on a huge ice cream kick (I blame Jenni's Splendid Ice Cream's amazing book) but haven't tried making any with sweetened condensed milk. You can't go wrong with that :)

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