Recipe | Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

And here I am, sick as a puppy, craving ice cream – as you do when you have a sore throat but have shouldn’t because of the lactose…. well I say, meh, if it’s the only thing I can eat then, so be it!

But what better than simple ice cream from the store, than simple ice cream from the store (that you made your own).

Note: I did not say “homemade ice cream” 😉

I do not have an ice cream maker, and probably a good thing for my derriere. If you do – definitely make your own vanilla ice cream base, and then add in the ingredients listed in the recipe to make this version! 


Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Makes 1 1/2 pint


  • 1 1/2 pints vanilla ice cream
  • 15 mini candy canes, crushed (or 1/4 – 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies)
  • 1 cup milk or dark chocolate chunks


Remove ice cream from the freezer for approx. 10 – 15 minutes – you want it to soften substantially. (I typically purchase the ice cream from the store, transport it home, and make this recipe immediately). 

Dump the ice cream into a stand-mixer with the paddle attachment, or large stainless steel bowl. Add in crushed candy cane and mix on low until just combined. Taste and assess the peppermint flavour – add in more if necessary. Then toss in the chocolate chunks, and mix on low until just combined. Remove from the bowl into a non-reactive glass storing container with a tight-fitting lid. Place in the freezer for a couple hours before serving. This can be made well in advance, if you have enough will-power not to dive in too much beforehand, just remember to take it out of the freezer a couple minutes before serving to make it easier to scoop.

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What a lovely holiday treat! And perfect for those dinner parties – nice a light to follow a heavy meal. 




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4 thoughts on “Recipe | Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

  1. LT

    This is BRILLIANT!!! First of all, it was so delicious. But also, now you have me thinking about all the things to mix into my ice cream, the sky is the limit!!


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