DIY Days: Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Similar to how much of many other things in my life start off, I was bored one day and decided I needed to do something creative. Being that I had way too much heavy whipping cream left over from my pesto alfredo dinner the other night (another #DIYDays recipe soon to come), I defaulted to cooking. Craving something sweet and refreshing as I scoured Google for an “easy and quick ice cream recipe” it took all of a whopping HOUR for me to decide on which flavor ice cream I was going to put my own spin on. Absolutely ridiculous, I know! Ask anybody that knows me and they will explain to you how frustrating it is to make me a part of any substantial decision. Yes…. ice cream flavors are substantial decisions! Luckily, I found a quick homemade, no churn ice cream recipe that took me only 15 minutes to make. Follow the steps listed below for the simplest homemade dessert that is assured to impress anybody whose lips it graces!


  1. 1 14 oz. can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  2. 1/2 Teaspoon of Mint Extract
  3. 1 Cup of Semi-Bitter Dark Chocolate Chips (Chopped)
  4. 2 Cups of Heavy Whipping Cream
  5. Glass Pan with a Tight Lid
  6. 4 Drops of Green Food Coloring (not pictured)
  7. Electric Hand Mixer (not pictured)
  8. Two Mixing Bowls (not pictured)

STEP 1: Separate out all ingredients.

STEP 2: Empty 2 cups of Heavy Whipping Cream into large mixing bowl and mix on high with Electric Hand Mixer for roughly 5 minutes until soft peaks appear as pictured below.

STEP 3: Mix-in Dark Chocolate Chips, Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk, 1/2 tsp. of Mint Extract and 4 drops of Green Food Coloring into small bowl until all are fully mixed.

STEP 4: Once fully mixed, fold in the green chocolate-chip/mint mixture into the bowl of whipping cream.

STEP 5: Pour the entire mixture into the glass baking dish, smooth the surface, cover and place in freezer overnight.

Once the entire mixture has sat in the freezer overnight, it will be ready to show off to all your friends and family….a.k.a eat all by yourself while binge watching Netflix!

HINT: To easily scoop ice cream out of the container, run your ice-cream scooper under warm water prior to serving.   

Hope you enjoyed this simple and quick homemade ice cream recipe. Share your homemade ice cream creations by using the hashtag #LVBDIYicecream

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