The mint flavor was great! And I have a thing about mint chocolate chip ice cream needing to be green (I don’t like white mint chocolate chip ice cream- I don’t care what you say, it does not taste the same!) so I got the right shade of green! However, the chocolate chip part didn’t quite turn out. In fact, it didn’t turn out at all 🙁
Mint chip is my favorite ice cream flavor and I like it best from Baskin Robbins because I love their chips are more like flakes and less like chunks. It’s mint chip ice cream not mint chunk ice cream! I read on a blog this summer about using Magic Shell in the last minute or so of churning to create a chocolate chip ice cream that resembles Baskin Robbins. Well I finally decided to try it but IDK what’s up with Magic Shell these days?!?
I’m not exaggerating when I say it was missing the chocolate at first and came out in a giant sugary clump. After running the bottle under hot water for a few minutes to better shake the bottle, it was still coming out in clumps and not in the perfectly smooth chocolate coating like it promises. Clearly, Magic Shell was out of the question so I went to the next best substitute, actually an even better substitute- Nutella of course!
Well, Nutella failed me. Don’t get me wrong, it did not fail in taste, it never does, but it didn’t “chip” or “swirl” liked I hoped it would. It froze immediately… Suffice it to say, my first attempt at making mint chip ice cream failed.
However, as a reward to myself for my efforts, I made Fudgy Mint Brownies from Sally’s Baking Addiction. Snag the recipe here. Enjoy 🙂