Creamy peppermint ice cream is a homemade ice cream favorite!
Keyword: Peppermint Ice Cream
Servings: 71/2 cup servings
3/4cupvery finely crushed candy canesabout 30 Starlight candies or miniature candy canes, alternatively 6 full size candy canes
1 1/2cupsheavy cream
1-3teaspoonvanilla extract(adjust to taste)
1/8teaspoonfine sea salt
Optional: additional crushed candy canes for topping
Place the candy and milk in a food processor or blender and pulse until the candy is broken down and mostly dissolved into the milk.
Whisk together the cream, sugar, vanilla, peppermint extract, and salt. Add the crushed candy and whisk until mostly combined.
Pour into your ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer's instruction. Serve immediately for soft serve ice cream or transfer to an airtight container and freeze until firm. Enjoy!
Learn from my mistake and be careful to use PURE Peppermint Extract, read the ingredients and make sure you have only peppermint in the extract. I accidentally bought a Pure "Mint" Extract a while back and it is a blend of spearmint and peppermint. Lovely fragrance, but unfortunately, it left my chocolate bark tasting like a pack of chewing gum.