Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream

(Last Updated On: December 15, 2009)

Peppermint is one of the classic flavors of Christmas time. What better way to enjoy that flavor then in ice cream. Even better if it’s chocolate ice cream. Below you will find my recipe for Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream. It uses a combination of peppermint extract and broken up candy canes to bring you that minty flavor.


1 cup sugar

3 large eggs

1 cup cocoa powder (look for Dutch-processed)

1 1/2 cups whole milk

1 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon peppermint extract

mini candy canes

Follow my instructions on how to prepare custard-based ice cream. Make sure you add the cocoa powder with the sugar and eggs.

For the mini candy canes, break them up into small pieces and put them into the ice cream about 10-15 minutes after you began churning the ice cream (at the point in which the ice cream is starting to thicken, but is still not ready). Slowly introduce the candy cane pieces so that they are mixed well throughout the ice cream.