Mint Julep Ice Cream is the ice cream version of the official drink of the Kentucky Bourbon, The Mint Julep! It is refreshing, cool, creamy, with a tang of mint and that velvety texture. And even after the bite is gone, the sassy bourbon lingers. It's one hell of an ice cream!
In a large saucepan, steep cream, milk, and mint leaves. Do this by bringing milk and cream to a low boil. Then add in mint. Then remove from heat and cover for 2 hours. Let this cool down to room temp.
Then, strain out all of the mint.
Return the milk mixture to saucepan. Add sugar. Bring to simmer.
Whisk egg yolks in a bowl. Remove about 1 cup of the hot milk and temper into eggs. Then add this whole mixture back into saucepan.
Let this cook and thicken for about 5-7 minutes.
Remove from heat. Strain again into a clean bowl.
Add vanilla and bourbon.
Cover and let chill overnight. Press plastic wrap against the surface to prevent a skin from forming.
Then, make ice cream according to your ice cream maker!