10 Ways to Use Fresh Mint in the Kitchen

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Homemade Mint Ice Cream
Make Mint Ice Cream:
Ingredients:
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup half & half
small handful of fresh mint or chocolate mint, roughly chopped
1/2 cup sugar, or to... more 
Photo by: Babble
Homemade Mint Ice Cream
Make Mint Ice Cream:
Ingredients:
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup half & half
small handful of fresh mint or chocolate mint, roughly chopped
1/2 cup sugar, or to taste
a handful of white or dark chocolate chips or chunks (optional)
Directions:
In a small saucepan, stir together the whipping cream, half & half and fresh mint, and bring to a simmer. As soon as it comes to a boil remove it from the heat and set it aside to steep and cool. Once it has completely cooled, strain through a sieve and stir in the sugar.

Refrigerate until cold and then freeze in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's directions. If you like, add chocolate chips or chunks toward the end, when the ice cream is almost frozen but still soft. Serve immediately or transfer to the freezer to freeze until firm. less 
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Mon, Aug 6, 2012 12:28 PM EDT
Mint has taken over my garden and the edge of my backyard, popping up fresh greenery that makes the lawn smell like chewing gum each time it's mowed. We make our share of mojitos, but a handful of fresh mint does well in a myriad of dishes -- from infusing cream to churn into ice cream to marinades or a pot of fresh mint tea, here are a 10 ways to make use of that lovely, summery green stuff. - By Julie Van Rosendaal



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