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Mint Julep Ice Cream

Mint Julep Ice Cream

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!

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream plus 1/8 cup
  • 1 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves muddled
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-6 tablespoons Kentucky Bourbon

Instructions

  1. 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!