New England has been unseasonably warm this winter, and now that things have thawed out, we are having an early spring. What better way to kick off spring than enjoying a nice cold treat outside with the family.
This homemade vanilla ice cream is my base for just about any flavor I make at home. To add even more fun to the ice cream, I like to toss in our favorite candies or cookies. It’s especially a great way to use up any leftover Easter chocolate you may have laying around later this month.
This past weekend, I was craving something a little sweet and salty, and thought that FLIPZ® Chocolate Mint Covered Pretzels would be the best addition to the ice cream I had churning. They are the perfect ratio of salty pretzel, sweet chocolate, and mint. Chopped up and folded in to my vanilla ice cream, it really was the perfect treat to enjoy on a warm spring day.
If you have not tried FLIPZ® Chocolate Mint Covered Pretzels , I highly recommend grabbing a bag, and maybe an extra so you have enough to share.
Or not…. hide them, and then enjoy the whole bag after the kids go to bed…. that’s what I do!
Chocolate Mint Pretzel Ice Cream
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
4 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
⅛ tsp salt
In a medium saucepan, bring cream and milk to a low simmer.
Meanwhile whisk eggs, sugar, vanilla bean paste and salt together.
Slowly temper the hot cream into the egg mixture, by pouring a small amount into the eggs and whisking quickly. Once you have added the entire cream mixture, return to stove and bring it back up to a low boil, whisking occasionally. It should thicken to coat the back of your spoon.
Remove from heat and allow it to cool to room temperature. Meanwhile prepare your ice cream maker.
Add the custard to your ice cream maker, using the manufacturer's directions.
Once it has reached the consistency of a soft serve ice cream, remove it from the ice cream maker.
Roughly chop FLIPZ® Chocolate Mint Covered Pretzels up and then fold them into the ice cream.
Place the ice cream in a freezer safe container, and chill overnight.
Scoop and enjoy!
(Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, I received monetary compensation. However as always all opinions are 100% my own!)