Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Thursday, 3rd June 2010

What a week, crazy busy, V’s bridal shower is fast approaching, a little over a week to go.  We are down to all the last minute details.  I’ll be busy baking in the kitchen for the next 10 days.  I plan to bake the Orange Cupcakes and Deep-Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes tomorrow and freeze them until the night before when I will frost and decorate them.

A photo of mint chocolate chip ice cream mise en place, which includes eggs, milk, cream, fresh mint and chocolate chips on a green placemat.

I am going to bake the Blackberry Financiers over the weekend and freeze them as well.  I’ve decided to use the proper molds when baking them this time, they will look much prettier on the cookie trays.

A photo of 3 white bowls of mint chocolate chip ice cream on a green placemat.

I’m also going to tackle the Pasteis de Nata (Portuguese custard tarts) over the weekend.  I’ve been trying to find the perfect recipe but I am at a bit of a disadvantage because I’ve never made them before.   If anyone has a recipe they’d like to share it would be most appreciated.

A photo of mint chocolate chip ice cream in 2 edible chocolate cups on a white plate with 2 spoons on a wooden placemat.

With being so busy in the kitchen this week I didn’t do my proper food shopping for the week and Matt was so disappointed we ran out of ice cream.  Matt loves ice cream and he loves milkshakes.  I actually bought him his own milkshake blender last year.  He’s quite creative and comes up with some pretty delicious shakes.

A photo of 5 waffle cups on a wooden placemat.

He asked why I never make ice cream, I really didn’t have a good answer.  I bought a KitchenAid Ice Cream attachment last year, put it on a shelf in my storage room and completely forgot all about it.  Mint Chocolate Chip is one of his favourite flavours and I decided it was about time that I churned my first tub of ice cream.

A photo of mint chocolate chip ice cream in a waffle cone leaning against a jar of fresh mint leaves on a wooden placemat.

I couldn’t believe how many different recipes there were to choose from.  I spotted Isaac Mizrahi’s recipe for Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream on the Epicurious website and decided to try it since he used fresh mint and I had quite a bit on hand. Apparently Isaac and Matt share the same love for Mint Chocolate Chip.

A photo of mint chocolate chip ice cream in a waffle bowl with a jar of fresh mint on a wooden placemat.

What a fantastic recipe, it was so creamy and delicious and I don’t even like Mint Chocolate Chip.  I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make ice cream and I will be making a lot more in the future.  In fact I have a tub of Ben & Jerry’s chocolate in the fridge almost ready to be churned.  Of course Chocolate is my most favourite flavour with butter pecan and maple walnut not too far behind.  Liana has already asked for her favourite flavours Cotton Candy and the Birthday Cake flavour from Marble Slab.

A photo of mint chocolate chip ice cream in a waffle bowl on a green napkin with a silver spoon on a wooden placemat.

I wanted to add a little something extra special to my first batch of ice cream and decided on edible containers.   Of course the first thing that came to mind was waffle cones and waffle cups and when I noticed the chocolate cups in the Le Cordon Bleu Dessert Techniques book I couldn’t pass them by.  These little extra touches takes a simple dessert like ice cream to another level.

What have I started?!

A photo of mint chocolate ice cream in a white bowl on a green placemat.

A photo of waffle cones in a glass bowl on a wooden placemat.

A photo of 5 waffle bowls on a wooden placemat.

A photo of stacked edible chocolate cups on a white plate on a wooden placemat.

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Comments (21)

21 Responses to “Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Waffle Bowls & Chocolate Cups”

  1. Drew Says:

    I really need to get an ice cream maker. This looks fabulous.

  2. Grace Says:

    Drew, I can’t believe I let mine sit in the storage room unused for so long, I may even get a second attachment, it’s a bit of a pain because the bowl must sit in the freezer for 15 hours in between batches.

  3. FrozenFix Says:

    This looks AMAZING. I love your photos. The chocolate cups are a particularly great idea. You’ve convinced me I need some sort of waffle cone iron too.

  4. Grace Says:

    Thank you, I used a pizzelle iron, I may try it next time with the waffle iron, they may be too thick but I think I would like to give it a go and see what happens.

  5. marcellina Says:

    Ooooh your killing me! This is fantastic! My kids are bugging me to make more icecream. My daughter loves cookies dough icecream but I think this would be my son’s fav!

  6. Grace Says:

    Mmm, cookie dough sounds really good. If you try it I would love the recipe. I am going to be hunting for the Birthday Cake recipe from Marble Slab or at least the ingredients so I can try and replicate it, it’s Liana’s (my daughter) favourite.

  7. Marly Says:

    What an incredible idea to make chocolate “bowls” out of plastic cups. I love it! By the way, I think we have the same green place mats. I swear I have some that look just like that. But I think yours looks better…maybe because you have a yummy mint ice cream cone on it!

  8. Grace Says:

    The solid green or the green & blue? I am trying to remember where I picked mine up, where did you get yours? Marly I was so proud of myself, first batch of ice cream and it was delicious.

  9. Eddie@CulinaryStudio Says:

    Did you find that the Kitchenaid ice cream attachment works well? I have been considering purchasing it for some time now, but can’t determine whether I should get the attachment or just a stand alone ice cream maker. The ice cream you made looks great!

  10. Grace Says:

    Hi Eddie, it was the first time I used it and it worked perfectly. Really easy to assemble. I am thinking of getting another one because you must freeze bowl for 15 hours before churning a batch of ice cream and I believe you can only churn 2 quarts at a time.

  11. cribs Says:

    I think this is the time that I will finally buy an ice cream maker!

  12. Alexis Says:

    WOW!!! This looks so delicious! I have the same ice cream attachment and I’ve yet to use it. I’m intending on churning my first batch sometime this summer. If you ever need a second attachment, feel free to borrow mine.

  13. Grace Says:

    You are so sweet Alexis, sounds like you’ve the done the same thing as I did with my attachment. Wait till you make your first batch, you’ll want to make all kinds of different ice creams. I am on the big kick now.

  14. Melitta Says:

    Everything looks so fabulous! I must try those waffle bowls!

  15. Grace Says:

    Thank you Melitta, you are going to love them, so crispy & delicious!

  16. TripleScoop Says:

    I love Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. Thanks for showing me how to make those chocolate cups..I’ll have to incorporate them into one of my photo shoots!

  17. Grace Says:

    You are most welcome and I think I will definitely have to try your creme brulee ice cream, looks so yummy!

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  20. Carolina Oliveira Says:

    Hi, I’m Portuguese. Think you are looking for a recipie of “pasteis de nata” we call also “pasteis de Belém” if you want I can Help you… please let me know…
    Check this post on my facebook page of cakes, It’s about centuries of tradition in convent pastries in Portugal, is something simply wonderful …
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  21. Grace Massa Langlois Says:

    Hi Carolina, I clicked over to the link you supplied and I got so interested in the story and all the sweet treats I realized I never replied to your comment, so sorry. Thank you so much for the resource. I would love an authentic recipe to try. I’ve been looking at David’s (Leites Culinaria) recipe and thinking about trying that one. I’m really interested in learning the technique behind Portuguese Puff Pastry. I know some use margarine rather than butter. I noticed the rebuçados de ovo and I’m very interested in trying those. I made 4 cheesecakes for my nephew’s fiance’s bridal shower on the weekend therefore I prepared 4 double batches of Italian Meringue Buttercream, I have about 40 leftover yolks that I need to use and these would be perfect.

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