Thin Mints

Double Thin Mint Ice Cream

by Alyssa on February 11, 2012

in Cooking, Food

It’s that time of year again: Girl Scout Cookie time! Your coworkers try to sell them to you and you walk past them on your way into the store, but are they selling door-to-door anymore? I have my designated Girl Scout who I buy my Thin Mints, Tagalongs, and Samoas from and while these cookies are great on their own, there’s one sure way to make them better: put them in ice cream. I made this for a friend’s birthday using a recipe ¬†from Erin Cooks.

Yes, it is heartbreaking, but the first step is to crush a whole sleeve of Thin Mint cookies.

Whip up two eggs and then add sugar while whisking. Add heavy cream, milk, and peppermint extract and whisk together.

This is the egg and cream mixture churning into ice cream. As the mixture began to firm up, I added the crushed Thin Mints.

Finally, a great tip from Erin Cooks was to put a layer of ice cream in your container, then add chocolate sauce, a second layer of ice cream, then chocolate sauce on top. Doing this, rather than adding chocolate sauce to the churning ice cream, results in a chocolate swirl to your ice cream rather than chocolate ice cream. This recipe is very easy to make. It has an extra burst of mint flavor from the peppermint extract and the chocolate sauce makes it very decadent. So if you’re not completely satisfied with your Girl Scout cookie purchase, just turn it into ice cream!